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The School of International Cultural Exchange (the International Student Office) of the Central University of Finance and Economics is the education institution for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages and the teaching department for Chinese as a Foreign Language. SICE together with the International Student Office also manages international student affairs. It is responsible for the international student enrollment, education, daily management and services etc.

Since 2005, the university has successively become the education institution for the Chinese Government Scholarship, the International Chinese Teacher Scholarship (formerly called the Confucius Institute Scholarship) and the Beijing International Student Scholarship.

In 2017, CUFE’s Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese became authorized as an official program. Then, in 2018 the university passed the quality certification for studying in China; In the same year, CUFE gained approval for the "Confucius Institute Scholarship’s Chinese+ program", and became the first pilot institution for master's programs in China; Besides, the university was authorized for the Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (International Student). Since 2019, CUFE has also been an education institution for the Chinese Government Scholarship preparatory students and the ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship. CUFE is one of the original 22 education institutions in China taking part in the program. In the same year, the university was approved for the "China+" short-term study tour program. In 2020, 2 Chinese Government Scholarship programs were selected as "priority support" programs for the academic year 2020-2021 by the China Scholarship Council. Since 2020, 10 online teaching programs have been approved by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation of the Ministry of Education. In 2021, the university was approved for the Chinese Government Scholarship “China-Africa Friendship Scholarship” Program; In the same year, the university established cooperation with the Beijing Language and Culture University Bangkok College, and built the base for overseas preparatory education together. Then In 2022, the university established a partnership with Sunway College in Malaysia.

The School of International Cultural Exchange (the International Student Office) has four offices, including the Administrative Affairs Office, the Admissions Office for International Students, the International Student Affairs Office, and the Program Management Office. Within the school there are three internal departments: the Graduate Teaching Department, the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and the Preparatory Teaching Department. The school currently has 21 faculties and staffs, including three professors, one researcher, and one associate professor. Our faculty team is exceptional, graduating from China’s top universities, they have rich experience in teaching Chinese both in China and abroad. The administrative team also has extensive overseas study and visiting experience, helping to make SICE’s programs internationally competitive. Our faculty have a high level of foreign language skills, professionalism and strong sense of responsibilities.

The School of International Cultural Exchange (the Office of International Student) works closely around the university's development goal of "building a world-class university with distinctive characteristics" actively serving the university's global strategy.

The majors open for international students cover multiple disciplines such as economics, management, and law, etc. We closely rely on the disciplinary characteristics of financial and economic universities, and offer multi-level and multi-type international student education systems, including undergraduates, masters, PhD, visiting scholars, Chinese language students, and preparatory students.

We actively explore innovative talent education models for international students. In terms of degree students, we cooperate with their schools, and gradually formed a multi-talent education system to "combine the language and professional abilities together". In terms of non-degree students, the university’s first (2020) preparatory students had a pass rate of 98.08% in the national preparatory final exam, which is 2.6 percentage points higher than the national average. In both the 2021 and 2022 national preparatory final exams, 100% of our students passed. In 2021, we ranked first in China both in single-subject and comprehensive scores. In 2021 and 2022, the preparatory faculty team won the "Shining Faculty Team" title of the "Chinese Teaching Heroes" International Chinese Teaching Skills Competition (North China); In 2022, they also won the “Outstanding Chinese Faculty Team" title in the same competition.

We strive to improve the intercultural communication skills of international students, and encourage international students to actively participate in various activities at all levels. For example, our international cultural festival, "BIG DAY" event and other activities. Our International students have earned many awards, such as champions of the Beijing “Chinese Star” Competition, third place in the 4th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Competition for International Students in China , the first prize of the "I and Beijing" essay competition , and silver medalist in the finals of the dubbing competition of the "Chinese Bridge" Global Foreigner Chinese Conference. The video "Unexpectedly, the Secret of China's Rise is Here" produced by one of our international students was released on the official Weibo of China Daily and was reposted by many media; The impressions written by the international students after learning the Party’s 20th National Congress were published on the official WeChat of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League “Beijing Youth”. Because of our outstanding performance, we have successively received letters of thanks from the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, New Year's congratulatory letters from the Chinese embassy in Kiribati, etc.

At present, we have thousands of international alumni all over the world, and some of them have grown into management elites, made outstanding contributions to their motherland and friendly exchanges between China and foreign countries.