East China University of Science and Technology is a public research university located in Shanghai, China. Originally established with a focus on chemical technology, it has evolved into a comprehensive university that covers all academic disciplines and offers a large variety of majors. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First-Class Discipline University, with Double First-Class status in certain disciplines. The school encompasses two campuses and a science park in the Xuhui, Fengxian, and Jinshan districts of Shanghai.

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📚About the Program

Bachelor’s in International Economics &Trade (JMD) at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

JMD at a Glance

• We're proud to be a world-leading higher education institution in China to launch the very pioneering “Joint Multi-Degree (JMD) Programme” which opens up global study hubs for future leaders, dedicated to the delivery of an exclusive university pathway for international students across the world. What makes this programme unique is down to three key components: faster, better, and stronger. We believe that this approach would give you an unrivaled study experience and the best chance of a successful career upon graduation

FASTER: JMD is designed to offer a time- and cost-efficient programme that enables you to complete more degrees within a shorter duration. It takes only 4 years to get 3 degrees including two Bachelor Degrees:one from ECUST and one from a chosen JMD partner university, plus one optional Master Degree from any chosen university in the JMD-bridged country.

BETTER: By building partnerships with prestigious partners in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia around the globe, JMD Programme also provides an exclusive solution for students not only to get more degrees, but also to obtain more invaluable opportunities to develop and share global perspectives.You can benefit from the internationally informed curricula as well as multicultural environments to live and learn in. This programme also facilitate the world-leading research that takes place at ECUST.

STRONGER: JMD Programme is committed to building an elite education pathway to equip you with stronger knowledge, skills and attributes to be globally employable and to make a positive contribution to the world, by leveraging the merits of leading Eastern and Western institutions. You will be provided with the most cutting-edge knowledge, international outlook as well as practical experience in a real-life context, which would secure you a successful career upon graduation.

I. Academic Highlights

• Drawing on the economic, financial, trading, shipping and science and technology innovation advantages of Shanghai, and the university’s own intellectual strength, this programme is committed to cultivating talents with solid disciplinary knowledge, broad international vision, and expertise in international business operations. Internationalization is a primary highlight for the programme where all courses are taught in English, faculty from prestigious domestic and international universities, curriculum set in accordance with international standards, and a large number of international exchange programmes available to domestic and overseas students.

• In addition, the curriculum embodies a combination of theory with modern economic analysis method, and of scientific and technological progress with the frontier international business models, which, together with various extracurricular activities and interactive classroom modes, enriches the meaning of integrated knowledge and practice characterizing the programme. The programme aims to equip students with theoretical knowledge and modern economic analysis methods in international economy and trade, high English proficiency, and comprehensive knowledge and skills in import and export business, international business and related operations of multinational companies.

II.Educational Objectives

• Under the background of global economic integration and the rapid development of China's foreign trade, the programme endeavors to cultivate high-quality talents in international economic management, with additional social responsibility, innovative spirit and extraordinary leadership.

• The three-year programme will enable students to develop good moral qualities, establish a solid foundation of disciplinary knowledge, master the professional modern economic analysis method, conduct scientific analysis and decision-making on international economic issues and policies, and engage in English-medium import and export business, exploring international markets, and formulation and implementation of international business strategies.

• After graduation, students are expected to be qualified for international business management in foreign trade and economic enterprises and multinational corporations; moreover, they can also work in governmental departments and institutions concerning foreign affairs; or continue to pursue master's degrees in economics, finance and management.

III. Eligibility Check:

  • • 1.International students who hold foreign passports;
  • • 2.Completed high school with a high school diploma or higher academic qualifications;
  • • 3.No criminal records and in good physical and mental health;
  • • 4.Aged 16 or above, for applicants who are under 18 need to provide a a letter of guarantee from a legally recognized adult guardian residing in China.

IV. Language Requirements:

  • • 1.Proof of English - IELTS ≥6.0/ TOEFL ≥80 or other equivalent is needed for English-taught programmes.
  • • 2. Applicants who have no language scores need to take additional language courses.

V. Scholarship

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📖Program Curriculum

Core Courses:
Fundamentals of Management
Principles of Accounting
Principles of Statistics
Principles of Microeconomics/ Macroeconomics
Civil and Commercial Law

🏫About East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)


Founded in 1952, East China University of Science and Technology(ECUST) is located in Shanghai, an economic, financial, commercial as well as a shipping center of China.

  • The first national key university featuring chemical engineering disciplines in P.R.C
  • One of the state-run and full-time institutions of higher education
  • One of the research-oriented national key universities directly regulated by the Ministry of Education of China
  • One of the National "211 Project" key construction universities
  • One of the National “985 Project” Advantage Discipline Innovation Platform for high-level universities
  • One of the first 6 universities in China that have established the National Technology Transfer Center

ECUST devotes itself to develop international cooperation and has established long-term and extensive academic exchanges and joint training cooperation with more than 200 universities, colleges, enterprises, and research institutions from all over the world, including the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Australia, etc.


It has a strong tradition of working with industries. The university is now developing into a multi-disciplinary higher educational institution with a balanced curriculum of science, engineering, economics, management, law, humanities, and arts spread across 15 academic schools.

The university offers 13 first level and 81 second-level doctoral programs, 25 first level, and 147 second-level master programs and 65 undergraduate programs. The total number of full-time students has reached around 24,140, including 15,460 undergraduates, 7,110 postgraduates studying for master's degrees, and 1,570 Ph.D. candidates.

Since 2007 the university has operated an exchange programme with the Technical University of Applied Sciences Lübeck in Germany. ECUST also operates a joint programme with L'École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Rennes and a joint business school with the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in Romania.

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🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

630 RMB

Tuition fee:

55,000 CNY per year

165,000 CNY in total

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Signature Scanning
  • Bank Statement - ECUST
  • Personal Statement Letter - ECUST JMD Programmes
  • Statement of Financial Support - ECUST
  • Medical Examination Form - ECUST (Only required for ECUST Presidential Scholarship applicants.)
  • Non-Criminal Record Affirmation - ECUST
  • No Criminal Record Certificate
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • English Language Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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