Entry Requirements

To join the program, applicants should:

Hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university and have achieved an average grade of not lower than “B”; or equivalent;

Submit one of the following original score reports/certificates for assessment:
- TOEFL (normally not lower than 550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; or 79 internet-based); or
- IELTS (Academic) (normally not lower than Band 6.5); or
- GMAT (Verbal normally not lower than 21); or
- A degree from a recognized university in Hong Kong or an English speaking country; or
- A recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country.

Application Procedure & Supporting Documents

Applicants MUST apply online via the online application system (https://pgapply.cuhk.edu.cn/) and submit the following supporting documents.

Application Form (Fill via application system)
A copy of Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree Certificate or Student Status Certificate
A copy of Transcript
A copy of TOEFL/ IELTS/ GMAT score sheet
Curriculum Vitae (Chinese and English)
Personal Statement (English)
Contact details of at least two referees (An email inviting the referee to provide their reference for the applicant will be sent automatically by the application system.)
Other supporting documents
Declaration of Priority Form if you have applied two or more postgraduate taught programmes in SFI.

Application Deadline

Applicants shall submit their applications by the following deadline. The admission is on the rolling basis and no application will be considered until all required application documents are received. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the admission interview.

Starting Date Closing Date (provisional)
1/9/2021 15/6/2022


Application fee: RMB300 (Non-refundable)
Tuition fee: RMB216,000 in total


Merit-based entrance scholarships of as high as RMB216,000 are granted to qualified candidates.
Subject Prize will be awarded to students with the best academic performance in each core course.
Scholarship for Academic Excellence will be awarded to students who have exhibited distinguished academic performance during their study in MSc Economics Programme at CUHK-Shenzhen.

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