Master’s in Statistics

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Statistics at ECNU is a three year (with extension up to five years) Master’s degree program taught in English.

About East China Normal University

Founded in Shanghai in October 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China and is sponsored by the national programs “Project 211” and “Project 985”. For more information visit the ECNU page here.

About the Program

The probability and statistics program started at East China Normal University as a laboratory in 1960 at the time when Prof. Zongshu WEI, a PhD from Iowa state University, was the leading applied mathematical statistician in Shanghai. Established in 1984, ECNU’s mathematical statistics department is was one of three oldest key statistical programs in China. In 1985, the official journal of Chinese Probability and Statistical Society started and established its editorial office at ECNU.

Over the years, mathematical statistics department has expanded into the school of finance and statistics; comprising of Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (1984), Department of Risk Management and Insurance (1994), Department of Financial Engineering (2010), Statistics and Actuarial Science Consultancy Center (2006), Biostatistics Center (2008), and Academy of Applied Statistical Science (2010).

In 2013, the statistics program was ranked No.4 (out of 87 statistics programs) national wide by the Minister of Education and ranked 1st class disciplinary by shanghai municipal education commission.

Program Objectives

The master students are expected to have solid foundation of theory in probability and statistics, broad knowledge of recent statistical methods, good sense of conducting original research, ability to apply appropriate methods to solve real statistical problems.

Start Date of the Program

September

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Scores from TOEFL, IELTS or other international or national English proficiency examinations

Application Deadline

15th June

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB28000 per year. The total for the 3 year program is 84,000 RMB.

Accommodation

There are four international student dorms on Zhongshan Rd. Campus: International Exchange Service Center, No.1 International Student Residence Hall, No.2 International Student Residence Hall, and No.12 Student Residence Hall. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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