Cheapest Master’s Degrees in China 2022-2023

Higher education doesn’t have to be expensive! If you want to advance your knowledge and earning potential to another level, check out this list of the cheapest Master’s degrees in China. Arranged from least to most expensive, you can be sure to find something that fits your academic interest and budget. Yes, there are even free Master’s in China.

These are the cheapest master’s degrees in China, all English taught, for 2022-2023!

Note that some universities offer multiple Master’s at different prices (For example, at Jiangsu University, master’s in the medical field are more expensive).

Cheapest Master’s Degrees in China (>40,000 RMB)

University Subjects Tuition (per year) Application fee
The Yenching Academy at Peking University China Studies Free + stipend None
Guangdong-Technion Israel Institute of Technology Engineering + Science fields Free + stipend None
Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University Global Affairs Free + stipend None
Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST) Business Administration, Engineering 11,000 RMB 100 USD
Ningbo University Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages 18,000 RMB 100 USD
Ningbo University Communication, Design, Engineering, Aquatic, English Language and Literature,
Human Movement Science, Law, Aquaculture, etc 
20,000 RMB 100 USD
Jiangsu University Law, Library and Archives, Applied Economics, Business Administration,
Pedagogy, Statistics, Administration, Engineering, Accounting, etc
22,000 RMB 40 USD
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Management Science
Engineering, etc
25,000 RMB 100 USD
Beijing International Studies University Tourism Management, English 25,000 RMB 100 USD
Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST) Statistics, Engineering (Mech, Civil, Chem), Physics, Mathematics 25,000 RMB 80 USD
Donghua University MBA 26,000 RMB 130 USD
Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT) Applied Economics, Western Economics, Civil Engineering, Information and
Communication Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, etc
27,000 RMB – 30,000 RMB 100 USD
Central China Normal University (CCNU) MBA, Administration, Applied Psychology, International Relations, English,
Labor and Social Security, Education (various), Diplomacy, International Politics, etc
28,000 RMB 80 USD
Shandong University International MBA 30,000 RMB 70 USD
Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) MBA, Aeronautics Aircraft, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Architecture,
Computer Science, Engineering (Chem, Biomed, Electrical, Civil, Mech), Cybernetics, English, Fluid Mechanics,
Flight Vehicle Design, etc
30,000 RMB None
China University of Petroleum Beijing (CUPB) Engineering, Geophysics, Chemistry, Foreign Literature, Finance, Industrial
Economics, etc 
31,000 RMB  100 USD
Jinzhou Medical University (JZMU) Basic Medicine, Biology, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Emergency Medicine,
Surgery, Nursing, Internal Medicine etc
32,000 RMB 130 USD
Shandong University (SDU) China Studies, Western Economics, International Trade, Global Health, Quant.
Econ, Finance, AI, Cell Biology, Human Anatomy, Engineering, Nutrition, Organic Chem, Gynecology, Pediatrics,
Internal Medicine, Surgery, Nursing, etc
32,000 RMB – 36,000 RMB 70 USD
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Western Economics, Administrative Management, Regional Economics, Quant. Econ,
Journalism, Foreign Linguistics, IP Management, etc
33,000 RMB 110 USD
Xi’an Jiaotong University XJTU Applied Economics 34,000 RMB 80 USD
Harbin Institute of Technology Management, Engineering (Civil, Chem), Life Science, Electronics, Material
Science
34,000 RMB 80 USD
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) Master’s in Chinese-European Economics and Business Studies (CEEBS) 35,358 RMB 100 USD
Beijing
Institute of Technology (BIT)
Chemistry, Aeronautics, Engineering, Law (LLM), Computer Science, Mechanical
Engineering, etc
36,000 RMB 100 USD
Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) Applied Economics, Finance 37,000 RMB 130 USD
University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) Enterprise Management, Environmental Science, Safety Science and Engineering,
Intl Trade, Information and Communication Engineering, Public Administration
37,600 RMB 115 USD
Jiangsu University Neurology, Nursing, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology,
etc
38,000 RMB 40 USD
Donghua University (DHU) International Business (MIB), Engineering (chem, communication, environment,
textile, optical)
40,000 RMB 130 USD

 

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Savannah Billman has a master's degree in Chinese Law and Society at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She holds a B.A. from NYU Shanghai and has also written for The World of Chinese, TechNode, SupChina, and Sixth Tone.
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