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Guangdong University of Finance and Economics(广东财经大学)

Introduction of Guangdong University of Finance and Economics

Guangdong University of Finance & Economics (GDUFE) was founded in 1983 with the approval from China State Council. It received “Excellent”in the undergraduate education evaluation conducted by China ‘Ministry of Education in 2008. It’s a member of the Association of Belt & Road Universities, the University Alliance of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, the Association of Universities of Finance and Economics for Belt & Road Education Internationalization of Industry - University Collaboration and the Association of China-Russia Economic Universities.

It consists of two campuses with a total land area of about 150 hectares. Guangzhou is a hub along the "Belt and Road”as well as a central city of the Guangdong -Hong Kong- Macao Greater Bay Area, and the Guangzhou campus is within walking distance of the Canton Trade Fair Complex (Guangzhou International Convention Center), and the Foshan campus is located within the scenic Sanshui Forest Park.

The total enrollment of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students is over 25,400.

1. Disciplines and Programs

   GDUFE has developed a multi-disciplinary education system in economics, management, law, humanities, science, engineering and arts.

--5 outstanding programs of national level:  Public Finance, Finance, Marketing, Accounting and Law

-- 59 undergraduate programs

-- 26 academic master programs in Law, Statistics, Applied Economics, Business Administration, Management Science & Engineering, English Language & Literature, and Marxist Theory,  etc.
   -- 13 professional master programs in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), Law (LLM), Finance (MF), Insurance (MI), Accounting (MPAcc), Auditing(MAud) and Taxation(MT), Engineering(ME), Tourism Administration (MTA),  Fine Arts(MFA), Publishing(MP),etc.

2. Faculty

    GDUFE boasts

--19 schools with 1613 full-time faculty, including 684professors and associate professors, 840 doctorate holders

-- 369 master program supervisors and 21 postdoctoral co-supervisors

-- 1 national teaching team (Cross-disciplinary Comprehensive Experimental Teaching Team in Economics and Management )

-- 13  provincial teaching teams

-- 6 provincial scientific research teams

-- 22 “Pearl River”Scholars and “Nanling”Scholars

-- 13 Professors who receive special national allowances

-- 4 members of the Higher Education Committee of China's Ministry of Education

-- 1 member of the Provincial University Degree Committee

-- 4 law professors on the list of “ Ten Young Law Experts”

-- 5 teachers who  have been awarded the title of “ Provincial Best Teacher of the Year

-- 16 teachers who have been awarded the title of “Outstanding Teachers in South China ”

3. Talents Cultivation

In recent years, GDUFE has made a number of achievements in the training of high-achievers.

--“Economic and Management Experimental Teaching Center”, one of the first two national teaching demonstration centers in China and is selected as the National virtual simulation experimental teaching center

-- The ”Economic and Management Talents Cultivation Experimental Zone”which strives to educate students with entrepreneurial ambitions and potential is a national experimental zone for innovative educational methods

-- the first national educational centers for outstanding law students, as well as a center for university students’ cultural education

         -- Practical Teaching center for Economics (jointly run with the Guangzhou Local Tax Bureau), which is functioning at a national level.
         -- GDUFE is the one of the first universities that is approved by the ministry of education to develop graduate courses.

-- GDUFE is also a platform for international young experts specializing in applied accounting and taxation.

-- An innovative and entrepreneurial education model centerd around finance and economics has been developed by GDUFE. In this way the university has become a demonstration university for innovation and entrepreneurship education.

-- GDUFE’s graduate employment rate is one of the highest among all universities in the province and the graduates’quality has consistently been relatively high. In the past five years, employer satisfaction rate regarding GDUFE graduates has been 99%.

4. Scientific Research

Adhering to the idea of“ pursuing truth and applying the results”in scientific research, GDUFE is continuously upgrading its level of scientific research. The following are key areas of our endenvors:

-- GDUFE has five key research centers for Humanity and Social Sciences:  Research Center for National Economics; Research Center for Legal and Economic Development; Research Center for Public Finance in Guangdong Area; Research Institute for Capital Market and Auditing Governance in the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Greater Bay Area; Research Institute for Innovative Competitiveness in the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Greater Bay Area;

-- 1 Provincial Collaborative innovation Platform: i.e. Collaborative innovation Development Platform for Technology and Finance Industry in Pearl-River Delta;

-- 1 Key Laboratory for Philosophy and Social Sciences: Laboratory for Big Data and Educational Statistics Application;

-- 1 Provincial Key Think Tank: Think Tank for South China Business Development;

-- 1 Provincial Research Center for Engineering Technology: Guangdong Research Center for Intelligent Business Engineering Technology;

-- 2 Provincial Research centers for Decision Consultancy: Research Center for Logistics and E-Commerce, Research Center for the Open Economy;

-- 2 Provincial Research centers for Social Sciences: Research Center for Business History of South China, Research Center for Rural Area Construction;

-- 2 Municipal Research centers for Humanities and Social Sciences: Guangzhou Research Base for Modern Logistics and E-commerce development, and Guangzhou Research Base for Metropolitan Literature and Culture.

In the past five years, 96 national research projects, 353 provincial research projects, 3 national significant tending projects sponsored by The National Social Sciences Fund of China and Key Projects of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research  (Ministry of Education), were conducted by our university.

1363 papers were published in core journals such as China Science, Economic Research, Management World, etc. 291 papers were indexed by SCI, EI, ISTP. 213 books were published. 31 works received the award of ”provincial excellent scientific research”including 4“first class”and 12 “second class”.

“The Journal of Guangdong University of Finance & Economics”is a  resources journal of CSSCI, and listed as a national Chinese core journal, a national AMI core journal for humanities and social sciences, a national core journal for RCCSE, a core journal for China humanities and social science, and it is on the list of the Top 100 best journals in Chinese universities, etc.

5. International Exchange & Cooperation 

GDUFE attaches great importance to the internationalization of education by proactively seeking international quality educational resources with the aim to build a “first-class university of Finance and Economics in the greater bay area with distinctive characteristics”and educate all-round young talents with global competence. The following activities were undertaken to achieve this:

-- 9 international (including Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan) innovative platforms for joint scientific research and has been hosting influential international forums such as the“International Forum on Economic Development in the Bay Area”and the“International Forum of China and Latin American Countries on Taxation”.

-- 2 overseas training bases at Pace University, USA, and at the University of Western Australia 

-- partnership with more than 70 universities and educational agencies in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Poland, Japan, etc., as well as in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

-- 50 programs of joint education at all levels

-- 10 articulation programs with University of Northern Arizona, University of Exeter, University of Western Australia, Curtin University, University of Technology, Sydney in International Business, Financial Management, Finance, Law, Accounting, Taxation, Journalism Translation, Statistics and Tourism Management

-- 4 overseas bases for practical teaching in Germany, New Zealand, Argentina and Italy

-- 1“GDUFE Goethe Language Center” in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, which is the only authoritative base for German language study and examination in South China

-- membership of“Innovation Center for China-US Youth Exchange” and “Educational Project for Smart Manufacturing “


Introduction for the Guangzhou Campus International Student’s Dormitory

 International students live in No. 29 Dormitory Building in Guangzhou Campus.

Dorm room

  • There are a total of 100 rooms for international students, and twin rooms and single rooms are offered for you to choose.
  • It's 12,000 RMB per year for single room or 6,000 RMB  per year for twin room. 
  • First come, first served.

Charged Water and electricity 
You have to pay the bills for water and electricity each month using your Campus Card. The hot water for bathing is providing from 6:30 to 23:30.

Dormitory Administration

  • Those who are not living in the building should register when they enter the dormitory. Generally speaking, male students should get approval before they enter the female’s dormitory, vice versa.
  • The dormitory building is open from 6:00 am - 23:30 pm.

Facilities and maintenance

  • Each room is equiped with an air-conditioner, wardrobes, book shelves etc. If your dormitory’s lights or locker are broken, you can report to the Dormitory Administration. The relevant department will send staff to repair, but you have to pay for the materials necessary to repair.
  • For your safety, it is prohibited to use power appliances, such as electric stove.  

There will be a billboard in the dormitory’s lobby for promotion posters, notices, and bills for water and electricity. The promotion posters and notices posted up on the billboard should get approval from the relevant department first and the Dormitory Administration should be informed.


About Trash
Daily trash must be packaged and placed into the trash container. 

Application Procedures

Step 1: By May 31 (for fall semester), or before November 10 (for spring semester), the applicant should post, email, fax or hand-deliver his or her application documents to the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation of GDUFE.

Step 2: GDUFE will interview in English the eligible applicants (internet or face-to-face) at a time and place to be notified later.

Step 3: GDUFE will issue and courier to the candidate the following documents: Study-in-China Certificate, Admission Notification, Information for Admission, and the Visa Application for Study in China (JW202).

Step 4: The candidate should apply for a X1 or X2 visa by submitting to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate the above-mentioned Study-in-China Certificate, Admission Notification and the Visa Application for Study in China (JW202).

Step 5: The candidate should check in and register at GDUFE at the beginning of each semester, starting date of which varies in each semester, pay the tuition and accommodation fees, and thereby become a GDUFE student.

Application Documents


2. one photocopy of the applicant's valid passport

3. one photocopy of the applicant's senior high school transcripts and diploma, which are certified by the applicant’s senior high school (A notarized Chinese or English translation is demanded if the original version is in other languages. The graduating applicant can provide an original pre-graduation certificate issued by his or her present senior high school.)

4. Recommendation Letters by the president and one teacher of the applicant's senior high school


6. four passport photos

7. Study and Research Plan in GDUFE

8. Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship Application Form (if apply) (See Attachment 3)

9. IELTS or TOEFL (IBT) scores report (if already obtained)

10. one photocopy of HSK certificate and of HSK score report (if applying programs in Chinese)

11. publications (if applicable)

12. award(s) that can prove the applicant's merit (if applicable)


19,000RMB per academic year for undergraduates;
25,000 RMB per academic year for postgraduates(non-MBA major)
28,000 RMB per academic year for MBA


The international student who is sufficiently proficient in Chinese and thus capable of studying with the Chinese students in the same class can apply for any undergraduate program at GDUFE. Tuition in this case is 40% off, i.e., 11,400 RMB yuan per academic year (about 1700 US dollars), and also can apply for postgraduate programs for international students except MBA with 40% reduction of tuition fees, i.e., 15,000 RMB per academic year.

Any international student who has been registered as full-time undergraduate for bachelor-degree studies, and is excellent in comprehensive performance, can apply for Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship(10,000RMB per academic year for undergraduates and 20,000RMB for postgraduates).

Qualification Rewarded:
Language of Instruction:
Type of Program:
Language of Instruction
Duration of Study
# Program Name Application Start Date Application Deadline Date of Enrollment Language of Instruction Tuition Fee (RMB)
1 Marketing (Bachelor's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 19000 Apply
2 International Business (Bachelor's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 19000 Apply
3 Business English(Bachelor's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 19000 Apply
4 International Economics and Trade (Bachelor's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Chinese 11400 Apply
5 Law (Master's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 25000 Apply
6 Law (International Economic Law)(Bachelor's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 19000 Apply
7 Finance (Bachelor's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 19000 Apply
8 Interational Trade (Master's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 25000 Apply
9 Chinese Language and Literature (Bachelor's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 19000 Apply
10 Finance (Master's degree) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 25000 Apply
11 MBA 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Chinese 28000 Apply
12 Accounting(MPAcc) 2020-10-13 2021-05-15 2021-09-01 Bilingual 25000 Apply