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The Program of China -  Economics

Economics Studies in General

As part of the social sciences group, economics explores the full spectrum of issues that impact on financial situations and decisions. From production to consumption, economics looks at how the world’s resources are used by and distributed among individuals and organizations. This involves studying areas of politics, sociology, law, psychology, geography and history, at local and global levels.

The two major veins of economics are microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks at the behavior and interactions of individual agents, such as households, companies, buyers and sellers. Macroeconomics analyzes entire economies on a national or global scale, looking at issues such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policy.

Economics degrees are typically taught as a mixture of lectures and seminars, with written assignments to be submitted to seminar tutors. Depending on the institution, your grades may be determined by examinations, through coursework assignments or through project reports.

As mentioned above, economics degrees can come in BA and BSc forms. The latter are likely to focus more on mathematics, statistical theory and techniques for the application of mathematics in economic theory. Of course a BA in Economics will still involve some mathematics, but usually combined with more qualitative modules, sometimes in related social sciences fields such as sociology and psychology.

Economics Studies in China and Other Major Countries

Factors China USA UK Germany
Tuition (in USD/year) 4K-10K 20K-40K 20k-40k Free
Duration 6 4 6 6
Entry Degree Requirement none none none none
Degree after Graduation Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor Master
Language Requirements Chinese/English English English German and English

Why Study Economics in China


  • The fast developing economy demands specialists in terms of plans, policies and regulations;
  • In terms of further education, an accounting and finance degree in China will open the door to any other countries in the world.
  • World class education with low tuition fee.


  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Statistician


  • Your will find alumni in all the fields mentioned above, and more, as either backbones of organizations or top leaders.


  • It is relatively difficult for a business-related program students to get scholarships. Your scholarship opportunity might include but not limited to CUCAS scholarship, university scholarship and government scholarship

Where to Study Economics in China

Top 5 Economics Studies in China


 Peking University


Tsinghua University


Shanghai Jiao Tong University




Sun Yat-sen University

Detailed Comparison of the Top 5

Peking University

  • Tuition: 26,000 RMB per year
  • Location: Beijing
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5
  • Features:  Hosting the “national economic talent base” and “national innovation pilot base for talent nurturing model”; extensive international cooperation with top universities.

Tsinghua University

  • Tuition: 26,000 RMB per year
  • Location: Beijing
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Tuition: 24,800 RMB per year
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5
  • Features: Part of the Antai Economics-Management School; a dynamically adjusted curriculum according to policy change and student demands.

Fudan University

  • Tuition: 26,000 RMB per year
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5
  • Features: One of the top business-related programs in China; member of PIM, GMAC; certified by EQUIS and AACSB.

Zhejiang University

  • Tuition: 24,800 RMB per year
  • Location: Hangzhou
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5
  • Features: Formed a partnership with Babsen College and Emlyon Business School; rolled out a joint GEP project with the two partners. 

Ascending tuition fees of the Top 10

Ranking University Tuition
9 Southeast University 16000
8 Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 21000
7 Renmin University of China 21500
6 Nanjing University 23000
5 Zhejiang University 24800
1 Peking University 26000
2 Tsinghua University 26000
3 Fudan University 26000
10 Xiamen University 26000
4 Shanghai Jiao Tong University 28900