Address：Room 527, Teaching A, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, 2001 Longxiang Avenue, Longgang District, Shenzhen, China.
Partnership Masters Program in Economics
CUHK-Shenzhen and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) are establishing a partnership between master's degree programs in economics, which starts in the fall of 2018. This joint program offers a unique opportunity for students to receive world-class education from a prestigious US program and obtain knowledge about the Chinese economy and practical trainings/internships/job opportunities in China. All classes are conducted in English. UW-Madison will award the degree of Master in Economics to students that successfully complete all credit requirements after they transfer some credits taken at CUHK-Shenzhen.
Students will be offered two Master degrees after successfully completing the graduate studies at both UW-Madison and CUHK-Shenzhen.
30 credits in total with a minimum of 21 credits taken in Madison
Students who have completed a semester of courses at CUHK-Shenzhen as Associate Students would be expected to graduate from UW-Madison after two additional semesters of coursework at UW-Madison.
36 credits in total with a minimum of 18 credits taken in Shenzhen
Students who have completed two semesters of courses at UW-Madison would be also expected to graduate from CUHK-Shenzhen after one more year of coursework at CUHK-Shenzhen.
Study Plan (for reference only)
Fall Term — CUHK-Shenzhen
Quantitative Methods in Economics
Spring Term — UW-Madison
ECON 701: Microeconomics I
ECON 690: International Financial Economics
ECON 704: Econometrics I
Summer Term — UW-Madison
Students may have the following two options: Option A: Stay at UW-Madison and take courses Option B: Participate in internship (0 credits).
Fall Term — UW-Madison
ECON 708: Microeconomics II
ECON 705: Econometrics II
Graduate from UW-Madison
Spring Term — CUHK-Shenzhen
Advanced Programming for Economics
Summer Term — CUHK-Shenzhen
Fall Term — CUHK-Shenzhen
Graduate Internship (off campus)
Graduate from CUHK-Shenzhen
UW-Madison offers the following master's courses：
|Core Courses||Elective Courses|
|ECON701 Microeconomics I||ECON442 Macroeconomic Policy|
|ECON704 Econometrics I||ECON460 Economic Forecasting|
|ECON708 Microeconomics II||ECON475 Economics of Growth|
|ECON705 Econometrics II||ECON521 Game Theory & Economic Analysis|
|ECON702 Macroeconomics I||ECON548 Economics of Health Care|
|ECON666 Issues-International Finance|
|ECON690 Data Analytics for Economists|
|ECON690 Economics of Machine Learning|
CUHK-Shenzhen offers the following master's courses:
To join the partnership program, applicants must:
Hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university and have achieved an average grade of not lower than “B”; or equivalent;
Take the TOEFL/IELTS examination (required only if you are a non-native English Speaker). In most cases, students required to take the test must achieve a TOEFL score of 92 or better, OR a IELTS score of 7 or better;
Applicants for the Partnership Maters Program (2022 intake) are exempt from GRE/GMAT.
Applicants MUST apply online via the online application system (https://pgapply.cuhk.edu.cn/) and submit the following supporting documents:
Curriculum Vitae (English);
Personal Statement (English);
Official Bachelor's or Master's Degree Certificate or Student Status Certificate in Chinese and English (must have stamp/seal of school and signature of an authorized school official);
Official Transcript in Chinese and English (must have stamp/seal of school and signature of an authorized school official);
A Copy of TOEFL/ IELTS，GMAT/ GRE score sheet;
Three Reference Letters in English (An invitation email will be sent automatically to your references by the application system);
Math Preparation Form from the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Download (Please download the form and fill it out in English);
Other supporting documents
Note: Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of RMB 300.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. An admission interview will be arranged for qualified candidates.
Students will be notified of the admission decision within two weeks following the interview.
Tuition Fee and Scholarships
Tuition Fees: CUHK-Shenzhen and UW-Madison are responsible for setting and collecting tuition/fees through their own university. Fulltime Enrollment Tuition at UW-Madison is currently $2000-$2200 US dollars per credit.
Scholarship: The students admitted to the partnership program have the opportunity of receiving scholarships from both CUHK-Shenzhen and UW-Madison to cover full/part of their tuitions.
Scholarship offered by UW-Madison: Up to USD20,000
Scholarship offered by CUHK-Shenzhen: Up to RMB216,000