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Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Province : SichuanChengdu                               University Ranking : 670

About University

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is one of the premier universities in fields of finance and economics in China. The school is directly under the Ministry of Education and also one of the top 100 universities in the nation’s 211 Project.

SWUFE was established in 1952, when the colleges and departments of business and economics from 17 universities were restructured. PBC rule the University till February 2000, once the governance was transferred to the MOE. During the 2004 National Teaching Level Assessment carried out by the Education Department, it absolutely was rated glorious, indicating that SWUFE has been ranking as one of the top universities in talent teaching.

Moreover, the University is home to 3 teaching/research centers accepted by the MOE, like National Center for Economics Teaching, National Center for Liberal Arts and Humanities Education of University Students, and SWUFE China Finance Research Center. The University is the initial establishment to train MBA and CPA in southwestern China. SWUFE sponsors multidisciplinary like around 30 and specialized research and teaching centers and get into partnership with foreign education and business organizations, among them the Center for PBC Simulated Banking Labs, Center for BFT and China Actuary Training Center.

Members of teaching or research, library, administration, and supportive faculty are total number around 1676. Among them over 1231 work in teaching/research 189 professors, over 342 associate professors, and 154 doctor supervisors. Besides, 486 well known economists, bankers, and senior corporate executives are invited to serve as professors elderly.

SWUFE is an important knowledge contributor to China’s financial industry and western region economic research with its some 18 research institutes, including China Finance Research Center and West China Economic Research Center. Since it’s improvement and opening up, SWUFE has produced closely 18,000 research findings, successfully completed more than 400 national/provincial research projects, and received over 300 awards for research results at national and provincial (ministerial) levels. The Research Division was accepted by the Ministry of Education Leading National Research Administration of Higher Learning Institutions.

The University’s has full time student population of around 22,819 includes about 16,451 undergraduate, around 4,920 master level postgraduate students, over 990 Ph.D. candidates, and some 10,000 different degree program students. 50 years since its base improvement, the University has turned out over 130,000 graduates, many of whom carry an important position in every type of organization, such as major financial institutions, companies to government agencies, ranking top in Chinese universities, and the institution is also renowned as China Financial Talents Base.

The graduates mainly choose the courses in Finance, Insurance, Securities, Business Administration, related Government financial offices, universities and Research Institutes. Many of them have been grown into leaders in the corresponding research fields and few are now working in IMF, World Bank or teach in world renowned universities.

The University has modern teaching and research facilities, quality athletic and logistical service hardware increased with simple net and fiber optical connections. The University’s main library homes over 2.32 million volumes (including electronic copies) with fifty self built database. The China Financial Database Center now the application software co-developed by Oracle Ltd. and Michigan University and collects financial daters covering the recent 20 years, making it ‘Chinese Financial Information Harbor’. Covering an area of 125 acres, SWUFE maintains an excellent field filled with lawns, trees and gardens. 

It has been listed as a fine model of afforestation and GardenStyle Campus by the government. The university also improved an advanced web teaching environment, teaching resources database, and establish a network that covers every dormitory room which is also one of the best in Chinese financial and economic schools. Now SWUFE has 3 sports stadiums, 2 gyms, 57 ball courts and 2 standard swimming pools. For these facilities the university can grab easily to an international student to study here.

 SWUFE has also maintained cooperative relationship with over 50 universities and companies from 30 countries. The annual China Finance Forum and cross-straight Accounting Statistics and Finance Academics Forum have stirred great influence in China. Students of this university have taken many parts in Foreign Language Trade Research Press (FLTRP) like Debate Competition, Challenge Cup Extracurricular Academic Innovation Competition, Deloitte Taxation Talents Competition, JESSUP, and National Logistics Design Competition and won first prize.

In recent years, it has achieved more than 20 awards for research results at national and provincial (ministerial) levels. The University’s Dean’s Office and Graduate School were respectively awarded by the MOE Leading Chinese University Dean’s Offices and Best Graduate Schools in Teaching and Administration.

In order to better meet the requirements of global and domestic economic development in the 21st century, SWUFE is ready to take the opportunities and face the challenges, to inherit and enhance the existing characteristics and good culture of the university, and its aim is to build SWUFE into one of the best domestic universities with world reputation in the middle of this century when the university celebrates its hundredth anniversary.

University's Program Types





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

What is the world ranking of this University?

    The Country rank of this University is 76 and the world rank is 670.

Does Chinese universities provide programs in English?

   YES, Chinese Universities provide programs in English. International Students can pursue their degrees in English taught in Chinese Universities.

Do I need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam before applying in this University?

 No, Students don’t need the IELTS or TOEFL certification for getting admitted in this University but for applying Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) sometimes students are asked for the IELTS certificate.

What Documents do I need to apply for this University?

The primary documents a student need for applying this University are Notary stamped scan copies of the last Academic degree certificate and testimonial, Passport, Police Clearance Certificate and Medical Certificate.

When my offer letter come after applying this University?

Usually, It takes 4 to 8 weeks to come to an offer letter from any Chinese Universities after applying.

University's other Information


Admission is going on for March & September Intake. Interested students are invited to apply. Both semesters are open for Diploma, Bachelor, Post-Graduates, and Doctoral program.

To get admission information or any kind of queries, please contact:

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Scholarships 30%
Result Status 80%
Foreign Students 45%
Positive Reviews 80%
University Ranking 85%

All Programs

Undergraduate Programs in English at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
Financial Management Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
Business Administration Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
Insurance(Finance and Accounting) Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
International Economy and Trade Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
International Business Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
Insurance (Actuarial Science) Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
Management Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
Accounting Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
Finance Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September
Economics Bachelor English 4 Years 20000.00 / Year September

Postgraduate Programs in English at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
Economics Master English 2 Years 25000.00 / Year September
Finance Master English 2 Years 25000.00 / Year September

Doctoral Programs in English at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China

Program Degree Teaching Medium Duration Tuition fee(CNY) Entrance Time
Industry Economic Doctor English 3 Years 30000.00 / Year September
Finance Doctor English 3 Years 30000.00 / Year September
Western Economics Doctor English 3 Years 30000.00 / Year September

Fees Details

Expenses in SWUFE

1. Tuition Fee:

  • Non-Degree: 7,000 to RMB 14,000
  • Bachelor Degree: 20,000 RMB/year
  • Master Degree: 25,000 RMB/year
  • Doctoral Degree: 30,000 RMB/year

2. Service Fee: 50 USD

3. Accommodation Fee:

  • Single Room: 700/month
  • Double Room: 850/month

4. Living Cost: 2,220 to 2,820 RMB/ Month

After you are admitted, we will inform you via email for your confirmation of acceptance. Afterward, we will issue the admission letter, JW201/202 Form for visa application. If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application form.

Prepare Your Departure:

Before your departure, be sure to take the following materials:

(1) The Admission Letter

(2) Passport (valid for at least 6 months).

(3) JW201/202 Form

(4) Official Foreigner Physical Examination Form and your blood test report.

Be aware that the orientation is mandatory for freshman students.

Admission Procedure

Apply for a course in a Chinese University is very easy.  Students just have to follow some steps to apply for their favorite course. In order to help students complete their online application, International students are recommended to follow the following simple instructions. International applicants must provide the following documents to apply:

1. Application Form fills in Chinese or in English.

2. Passport & Passport Size Photo (Scan copy of the applicant’s )

3. Transcripts & Certificates  (Must be Notarized Copy )

For Bachelor Degree applicants, they need to only provide high school transcripts and certificates. And for Master Degree applicants, they need to  show their undergraduate transcripts and certificates.  Applicants for Doctorate Degree have to provide their both (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts and certificates.  To note this point that is, all the applicants degree (Bachelor,Masters and Doctorate)  transcripts and certificates should be notarized.

Note: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with translations in Chinese or English.

4. English Proficiency Certificate

In China, some universities does not asked IELTS but if you study in Chinese Taught for CSC scholarship, English Proficiency Certificate need to have ready. If you have IELTS already then you are lucky to study in China without delay.

5. CV/Resume

Applicants must have to make their CV if you want to study abroad in your desired country. In your Resume or CV, there have to be your academic qualifications with results, personal details (name, date of birth, marital status, national Id or school Id, physical address, contact no, nationality, language, etc), reference from your institution’s faculty (his/her name, address and designation), personal achievement, etc. To know how to make a standard CV please click here the sample of The Resume.

6. Study Plan or Research Proposal

Applicants for graduate studies need a study plan or research proposal in Chinese or in English (no less than 800 words). This document required only for Ms or PhD applicants.

7. Recommendation Letter

Applicants for all graduate studies need two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English). Letters must be include professors’ phone number and email address. Here is the sample of Recommendation Letter

8. Published Academic Papers or Other Academic Achievements (if  applicable).

9. Foreign Physical Examination

Applicants are expected to keep the original copies filled in English. The medical examination must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration as they plan to take the medical examination. Click here to collect Foreigner Physical Examination Form

10. Bank Statement 

Bank statements must show to any foreign country for the purpose of a visitor or a business or an immigrants. For the study purpose in foreign countries also need to show bank statement. So dear applicants, you will need to have ready your all documents. Sponsorship can be your parents or anyone whom are your blood related.

11. Police Verification (No Criminal Record)

This is also need to have ready for the study purpose. It is important because foreign country does not allow criminal record. A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document approved  by the police or government agencies in order to prove that the applicant has no criminal offense against him/her like arrest, conviction. For this you need to provide your Police Clearance Certificate. A Police Certificate is also known as good citizen certificate. See the sample of  Police clearance Certificate.

Please send us all these documents at 

Dear applicants, If you have more queries please don’t hesitate to knock our consultants . Here is our  Consultant’s contact number : +8613632437050/ +8618852867225.  

Scholarship Information

Scholarships in Southwestern University of Finance and Economics for International Student.

President Scholarship 

The President Scholarship for International Students of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (hereinafter referred to as SWUFE) is set to enhance the friendship between Chinese people and other people from all countries, promote world-wide exchanges of economy and culture, encourage and help those international students, who perform well both morally and academically, and learn diligently to form a positive learning environment. 

1.  Qualification for Applicant

International students who wish to pursue a degree program at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, they must meet the following conditions: 

  • Students must be healthy, excellent in character and learning; 
  • Applicants are no more than 30 years of age, 35 years of age, 40 years of age for bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, PhD applicants respectively; 
  • Applicants are not sponsored by any other scholarship. 

2.  Required documents

  • Application Form
  • Graduation Certificate 
  • Language proficiency proof 
  • Transcript 
  • Passport 
  • Medical Examination Report (Within one year)

Above all documents should be scan copy.

  • Two recommendation letters (Ms/PhD)

Note: All requirement documents for scholarship application should be in English or Chinese or attached with translations in English or Chinese. 

Why choose us?

SWUFE (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics) is one of the best universities of finance and economics in China. It is one of the top 100 universities in the nation’s 211 Project, a national initiative to build 100 first-class universities in the 21st century. Southwestern University of Finance and political economy could be a high university. It’s specialized in finance, economics, and business. the varsity is thought for its entrepreneurial character and constant endeavors to handle the requirements of the folks and society through lecturers, research, and engine-city for the event of Western China and also the fourth largest aviation hub in China.

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics boasts a strong faculty of scholarly excellence and professional dedication. In addition, it is the classic campus setting, located in Chengdu, an excellent city of fine culture and long history plus being in the vicinity of Du Fu Thatched Cottage, the residence of a prominent poet in Tang Dynasty. 

Members of teaching/research, library, administration, and supportive faculties number more than 1400. Among 160 professors, over 270 associate professors, and close to 100 doctor supervisors. The University is proud to have Liu Shibai, Zeng Kanglin, He Zerong, Zhao Guoliang, Jiang Mingxin and many other nation-wide renowned economists and management experts in its faculty. Besides, more than 400 well known economists, bankers, and senior corporate executives are invited to serve as professors emeritus.

The University has trendy teaching-and-research facilities, quality athletic and logistic service hardware increased with easy Wi-Fi and other types of connections. The University’s libraries have over 2,000,000 volumes. Covering a locality of 378 acres, SWUFE maintains 2 excellent campuses full of lawns, trees and gardens. It’s been listed as a fine model of forestation and Garden-Style Campus by the government.

SWUFE is usually able to take the opportunities and face the challenges so as to form higher necessities of world and domestic economic development within the twenty first century, to inherit and enhance the present characteristics and smart culture of the university, and to endeavor to make SWUFE into one amongst the most effective domestic universities with world name within the middle of this century once the university celebrates its hundredth day.