Introduction to Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)
Located in downtown Beijing，capital of China, and established in 1949, Central University of Finance and Economics is one of the leading comprehensive universities covering extensive disciplines of law, arts, sciences and engineering and being distinguished in economics and management. It is one of the 100 universities that Chinese government attaches top priority during the 21st Century.
About the University
In 1949, shortly after the founding of the People’s Republic of China, CUFE, the first university of finance and economics in the Republic, was created by the China’s central government. The former name of CUFE was Central School of Taxation. Later, it went through several stages of development, from Central Institute of Finance, Central Institute of Finance and Economics, to Central Institute of Finance and Banking. In 1996, the Institute was officially renamed as Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) under the direct leadership of the MOE. CUFE upholds “loyalty, unity, truth and innovation” as its motto, adhering to the philosophy of “pursuing truth and excellence”. With over ninety-thousand graduates, CUFE is known as “the Cradle of Giants in the Field of Finance and Management “.
At present CUFE has established and maintained the close relationship with more than 50 universities and academic institutions in 20 countries and regions.
With the advancement of globalization and the rapid development of Chinese economy, more and more students are coming to CUFE to study finance and economics, as well as to experience Chinese culture. Obviously, CUFE is the first and best place for international students to attain their goal in China due to its convenience in Beijing and its outstanding academic programs and faculty.
About School of International Cultural Exchange (SICE)
CUFE commits itself to the development of internationalization, and pays much attention to the education of international students. School of International Cultural Exchange (SICE) was established to take charge of publicity, consultation, admission and general affairs of international students. SICE also takes responsibilities for Chinese language teaching, preparatory programs, and short-term programs. International students, including those with Chinese government scholarship, are welcome to apply for all undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs offered by CUFE. Non-degree programs, including long-term or short-term Chinese language programs and other training programs, are also available.
CUFE provides all sorts of financial aids and scholarships for international students of excellence so as to encourage them to study hard and observe Chinese laws. To be qualified, international students should enroll in a degree program and meet CUFE’s criteria. RMB 10,000 is awarded to qualified doctoral students while RMB 8000 is awarded to master students.
The scholarships are at three levels.
- The undergraduate student is awarded RMB 4000 for the first prize, 3000 for the second prize, RMB 2000 for the third prize.
- The master student is awarded RMB 6000 for the first prize, RMB 4000 for the second prize, RMB 3000 for the third prize.
- The doctoral student is awarded RMB 8000 for the scholarship.
- The master student qualified for a waiver of the entrance exam is awarded RMB 5000, the doctoral student qualified for a waiver of the entrance exam is awarded RMB 6000.
Living in University
SICE provides international students with a variety of colorful extracurricular activities such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese martial arts, Chinese cuisine, Chinese drama, Chinese knotting, etc. Cultural tours to the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, and the Beijing’s Hutongs, etc. can also be arranged.
Furthermore, SICE organizes splendid festivals such as Chinese speech contests or Chinese singing competitions to help international students increase their interest in learning Chinese. The annual New Eve’s Party has become a chance for international students to share their culture with their Chinese classmates through song, dance or other traditional performances.