📖 Introduction

Guangdong University of Finance & Economics (GUFE) is a comprehensive public university located in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Established in 1983, GUFE has evolved into a prominent institution specializing in finance, economics, management, and related disciplines. As a key player in the higher education landscape, the university is committed to providing high-quality education, fostering research, and contributing to the economic development of the Guangdong region.

GUFE is known for its emphasis on finance and economics education, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in these fields. The university has garnered recognition for its contributions to financial research and innovation. While specific global rankings may vary, GUFE's commitment to academic excellence and its role in producing professionals in the fields of finance and economics contribute to its significance in the regional and national educational context. With a focus on cultivating talent and conducting impactful research, GUFE plays a crucial role in preparing students for careers in finance, economics, and related sectors, contributing to the broader goals of economic development and financial stability in the region.

🏫 About Guangdong University of Finance & Economics (GDUFE)

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 25400. 1. Disciplines and Programs GDUFE has developed a multi-disciplinary education system in economics, management, law, humanities, science, engineering and arts. Because of its strong expertise in economics, management and law, GDUFE is now listed as a leading educational provider of high-quality academic programs, scientific researches and social services in South China. GDUFE offers 63 bachelor programs, among which, Taxation, Finance, International Economics and Trade, Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Auditing, Law and E-commerce are listed as “First-class” key national undergraduate programs; Public Finance, Finance, Marketing and Accounting are categorized as outstanding programs of national level. Applied Economics, Business Administration and Law are listed as provincial advantageous key disciplines while Applied Economics is listed as provincial key discipline with features. Over 40 academic master programs and 13 professional master programs are offered by GDUFE. A postdoctoral research center was approved in 2013. GDUFE has been approved to be a conferring unit of doctoral degree, with Applied Economics as the discipline authorized to offer doctoral degree program. 2. Faculty GDUFE boasts 1613 full-time faculty, among whom 684 are professors and associate professors, 840 are PHD holders; 369 are master program supervisors and 21 are postdoctoral co-supervisors; 1 national teaching team (Cross-disciplinary Comprehensive Experimental Teaching Team in Economics and Management ), 13 provincial teaching teams and 6 provincial scientific research teams. GDUFE has 22 “Pearl River” Scholars and “Nanling” Scholars, 13 Professors receive special national allowances, 4 are member of the Higher Education Committee of China's Ministry of Education, 1 is a member of the Provincial University Degree Committee, 4 Law professors are on the list of “ Ten Young Law Experts”, 5 Teachers have been awarded the title of “ Provincial Best Teacher of the Year”, and 16 Teachers have been awarded the title of “Outstanding Teachers in South China ”. 3. Talents Cultivation GDUFE’s educational philosophy is to foster students’ all-round development by student-centered education and develop students’ practical skills in accordance with their aptitudes. GDUFE is constantly perfecting the idea of “Teachers-led, students-oriented, theoretical studies combined with practical learning, in-class education combined with extra-curricular activities, actual classrooms combined with virtual classrooms, and on-campus resources combined with off-campus resources” with the aim to cultivate all-round highly trained young experts with sound morals, scientific spirits, humanistic qualities, professional knowledge and international visions. In recent years, GDUFE has made a number of achievements in the training of high-achievers: The “Economic and Management Experimental Teaching Center” is 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. GDUFE is also one of the first national educational centers for outstanding law students, as well as a center for university students’ cultural education. Besides these, there is a 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.

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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

📬 Admissions Process

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

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

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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