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.

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📚About the Program

Master’s in LLM Program at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE)

LL.M. (Master of Laws) is a degree program for postgraduate law students provided by the Law School of the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SUFE). Based on the field of law, and supported and integrated by rich teaching resources in the area of Economics and Management which is high-ranking nationally, this program aims to foster legal professionals with internationally-recognized talents.

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🏫About Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE)

As the oldest financial university in China, SUFE has developed its own spirit over the years. SUFE places much emphasis on being industrious, having a consciousness of all things economic, and making contributions to society. With SUFE now increasingly opening itself to the outside world, it aims to showcase this spirit as well as its outstanding teaching quality. Focusing on Applied Economics and Management Science, SUFE’s approach is multidisciplinary, utilizing elements of finance, economics, management, law and science. In 1981, SUFE became the first financial university awarded the right to grant doctoral degrees. In addition, it was among the first nine schools to be selected as an MBA Experimental Education Base and one of the first schools to set up a post-doctoral program in economics.

SUFE has embraced internationalization and regularly collaborates with such institutions as the World Bank’s Economic Development Institute (EDI), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In addition, SUFE works well with international professional organizations, such as the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Canada’s Certified General Accountants (CGA), the USA’s Life Office Management Association (LOMA), the UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), and the British Insurance Actuary Association (BIAA). SUFE also cooperates with many foreign universities, including Webster University (USA), the University of Southampton (UK), the University of Brunel (UK), Deakin University (Australia), the University of Vaasa (Finland), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Gifu University (Japan).

Since 1994, SUFE has been recruiting International students as well as students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The International Cultural Exchange School (ICES) of SUFE is devoted to the admission, education and administration of international students either with scholarships or self-supported.


The Library of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics has so long a history that could be traced back to the library of Shanghai Commercial College, which was founded in 1921 and attributed to Southeast University.

The total collections of SUFE library is composed of its stock of all kinds of resource reaching over 1,995,000, include 1,247,000 books, 2,000 kinds of newly-published newspapers and periodicals both in Chinese and foreign languages and 18TB of digital materials.

There are 16 reading rooms performing different functions with a seating capacity of over 2,000 seats. The library opens 90 hours a week.

SUFE library has been equipped with computerized management system. So it can be used to administer nearly all the routine programs automatically. Through connecting to the campus LAN, the library’s LAN is able to link up with the China Educational and Research Network (CERNET) and the INTERNET. On the LAN, we have constructed a bibliographic database both in Chinese and foreign languages reflecting characteristics of the library’s collection and a information retrieval system.

The library is appointed as one of the deposit libraries of the World Bank’s publications. So far it has established four distinctive materials centers including the Research Center of the World Bank’s Publications, the Accounting Material Center, the Material Center of Theoretical Economics and Zurich Insurance & Actuarial Reference and Research Center.


SUFE has four campuses. The main campus, the undergraduate education hub, is on Guoding Road. The North Zhongshan No.1 Road Campus is home to MBA programs, international students and many talented professionals. The Wuchuan Road Campus is a new education base for both undergraduate and graduate students. Finally, there is the Wudong Road Campus, which is currently under construction.

Living in University

The university organises different cultural activities, trips, parties and sports events (football, basketball, volleyball, table-tennis, badminton, tennis and other competitions).

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🏠 Accommodation

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics has three dormitory buildings in two campuses, No.7 Building in Guoding Road campus and No.1 and No.8 Building in Zhongshan Beiyi Road campus.

  • 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.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$260 USD

Tuition fee:

70,000 CNY per year

140,000 CNY in total

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 45.

Minimum education level: Bachelor's.

All students from all countries are eligible to apply to this program.

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📬 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:

  • English Certificate
  • Certificate from the Financial Guarantor
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Your Photograph
  • Personal Statement Letter or Study Plan
  • 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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