Bachelor’s in Economics

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Economics at Shandong University (SDU) is a 4 year program for international students taught in English.

About Shandong University

Located in the economic powerhouse and cultural heartland of China, Shandong University (SDU) is one of China’s top universities and is well-reputed for world-acclaimed researchers, dedicated teaching staff, and superior campus facilities and services. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

This special undergraduate program in economics is designed to train academic and business leaders of the future. It is a selective program open to both Chinese and international students with all instructions in English. Its curriculum is closely modeled after top economics programs in the U.S., and most instructors hold Ph.D.s from leading economics institutions in the West.

The program takes four years to complete, two semesters per year, and about 16 weeks per semester followed by final exams. There are two specialized fields available, i.e. economics and finance. However, regardless of the specialization, all students follow a common core curriculum in the first two years of study that builds a solid foundation in economic reasoning as well as essential skills in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics. From the third year on, more elective courses become available as students sharpen their knowledge in specialized fields in economics or finance. In the last one or two semesters, students engage in internship and supervised research leading to theses. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded B. A. in Economics, recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Non-Chinese citizens in good health, at the age of 18 or above
  • High School Degree
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide IELTS (6.0 or above), new TOEFL (80 points or above) or other comparable certification of English proficiency. Applicants with English as native language are exempted from English language certificate.

Application Deadline

20th June

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 26,000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 104,000 RMB.


There are various options for accommodation at Shandong University (SDU). For further information visit the accommodation page here.

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