PhD in Law and Finance

Introduction to the Program

The PhD in Law and Finance at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) is a three  year program for international students taught in English.

About Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), founded in 1917, is a top-ranked, world-renowned research university. SUFE focuses on applied economics and management with theoretical economics as its basis. Its subjects include science, law, philosophy and humanities as well. SUFE has been selected as one of the 21st Century’s 100 key universities In China (the so called “211 Project”) end also is a member of the national project to build outstanding universities. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

Our English-taught Ph.D. Program in Law and Finance is a program for postgraduate law students provided by the Law School of the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SHUFE Law), and it is a crucial part of the Law and Finance subject.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Master’s degree.
  • Non English native speakers should pass IELTS test (above 6.5 points)

Application Deadline

May 20th


The study period of this Ph.D. program is three years in total, which includes two semesters of taught courses and four semesters of research and thesis writing. All of the courses are taught in English. The lecturers include the official staff of the Law School and some experts from the field of law. Our international students are required to have a minimum of 20 credits (including 15 for compulsory course and 5 for optional course) and pass all of the course examinations.

sufe-PhD in Law and Finance-curriculum

Tuition Fees

The total for the 3 year program is 120,000 RMB. Students should pay 60,000 RMB in the first fall semester before registration, and the remaining 60,000 RMB in the second semester.


Shanghai University of Finance and Economics has three dormitory buildings in two campuses. For further information on the accommodation at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics(SUFE) visit the accommodation page here.

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