Study Economics in China

With the development of China’s economy, universities are internationalising, and there are more and more competitive international courses in Economics in China taught in English. Students studying Economics in China will receive a high quality international education, often at the fraction of the price of elsewhere.

An economics degree in China provides you with theoretical knowledge on management and law, current trends and practice of international business and trade, and the economic condition and relevant policies and regulations of China’s main target countries of business and trade.

China is home to top-tier business schools such as China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), Fudan University – School of Management and Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) at Peking University.

Why study economics in China

China has world-class business education as evidenced by numerous colleges and universities ranking every year in the QS World Top Ranking Universities. There are also numerous career opportunities for economics graduates both in China and the global stage. In fact, Chinese economics graduates are some of the most in demand in the business world.

In addition, tuition fees are more affordable compared to Western countries and there are plenty of established scholarships for excellent and talented foreign students.


The economics curriculum in China comprises the required courses, electives and experiential learning. Outside the classroom you get a first-hand encounter with China’s rapidly changing business environment through corporate visits and internships with Chinese and multi-national companies.

Tuition fee

Depending on the college/university and the location in China, yearly tuition for bachelor’s in economics ranges from US $3,000 to $6,000. Master’s and doctoral programs in economics may have higher rates than bachelor’s programs.

Top Programs to Study Economics in China

Shandong University

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Shandong University’s Bachelor International Program in Economics is designed to train academic and business leaders of the future. Students will gain exceptional skills in economics and related fields such as statistics, finance, and econometrics, as well as internship and research opportunities in the Chinese market. Shandong University is one of the fastest-growing top-tier Chinese university for international students. They offer many popular economics programs.

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Through the study of economics, students acquire modern analytical, empirical, and quantitative skills, and enhance their communicative skills-the requisite abilities to understand and analyze effectively economic problems and issues of today. Our program provides rigorous training that equips students with the requisite knowledge and skills to understand economic problems and analyze policy issues from local and global perspectives.

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Huazhong University of Science and Technology

HUST LogoHUST is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, and is among the first Universities joining the national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. The Master’s in Regional Economics program is a two year course for international students, and is quite competitive to get into.

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