Introduction to Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics is a top university specialised in finance, Economics and business. It is known for its entrepreneurial character and unremitting endeavours to address the needs of the people and society through academics, research and influence of alumni, drawn from legacy of its founders and generations of excellent alumni. SWUFE is located in Chengdu, the engine city for development of western China and the fourth largest aviation hub in China.



SWUFE ranks top 3 in Finance/Business-oriented universities in China. We are also one of the Ministry of Education’s 100 key universities and listed in both “Project 211” and “985 Innovative Platforms for Key Disciplines Project”.

SWUFE with long and fine cultural and revolutionary legacy was originally founded as the Shanghai Guanghua University in 1925. Since the founding of the university, generation after generation SWUFERs shoulder national responsibility spontaneously, and thus the university motto of “diligently striving for the well-being of the people and the society” has been recognized by the public, and thus earns credit and trust for SWUFE. As a key training base for senior level management personnel in the financial and economic sectors and key research base for the development of the financial industry as well as the socio-economic development of western China, SWUFE has become favorably known as “China’s financial talent pool” and “the think-tank for addressing financial and economic issues in western China”. The university has nurtured an array of excellent leading figures in finance among its 130,000 school fellows.

About Chengdu

Located in Southwest China, Chengdu is the regional capital of Sichuan province. Chengdu enjoys favorable agricultural conditions, and it has long been known as the Storehouse of Heaven. It is the important production base of commercial vegetable oil, vegetables, fruits and Chinese medical herbs. Chengdu has typical sub-tropical humid climate, with an annual temperature of around 17.5°.


Our two campuses provide well-established facilities, air-conditioned accommodation, two libraries and free Wi-Fi service. From application to graduation, dedicated staff members of SWUFE will assist you.

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Life on Campus

Apart from academic activities, a wide variety of student clubs, initiatives, teams and athletic events ensure you enjoy your life there. Choosing SWUFE, you can live in one of the most vibrant and comfortable cities, Chengdu.

Entrepreneurial Partnership

Collaborating with premier institutions and enterprises such as PBC (Central Bank of China), Siemens AG, Oracle, Allianz Group, ABN AMRO, etc, SWUFE is making constant progress in the development of research labs, funds and digital systems, while providing students with excellent platforms for internship and employment.

International Exchanges

We connect to 130 Well-established Institutions and Businesses from 36 Countries and Regions, 2 overseas Confucius Institutes. International students can also select English-instructing and Chinese-instructing for BA/MA Programs with guaranteed accommodation.


Students can choose to live on-campus or off-campus. The overseas students building in SWUFE Guanghua Campus is equipped with 52 twin-bed rooms and 28 single-bed rooms, altogether 132 beds. Each room has bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, independent bathroom with 24-hour hot water, TV, air-conditioner and internet access. Limited numbers of refrigerators are for rental. There are public kitchen and laundry on the 2nd and 3rd floor.

Room Rate: 2500-4000/semester (varies upon room type)

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