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Tsinghua University-The Chinese University of Hong Kong Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme in Economics, 2024 Entry


1. Programme Overview:

Tsinghua University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong jointly run a four-year university dual degree programme in Economics. Participating students receive graduation certificates from Tsinghua University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong upon meeting the respective degree requirements of the programme.

1.1 Project Features and Professional Advantages:

1) The programme is entirely in English and is open to global enrollment.

2) Diversified cultural experience. Students will experience the study life and campus culture of the two universities, as well as have access to alumni networks of both universities.

3) This programme will expose students to a global perspective, as well as an in-depth focus on China. The majority of faculty have obtained Doctorate degrees from prestigious universities. In addition, many faculty professors have taught and conducted research at prestigious universities abroad. Many of the faculty conduct research on local issues, aiming to deepen the world’s understanding of the Chinese economy.

4) The programme offers a combination of theory and application, emphasizing a solid foundation in major courses, as well as providing a broad selection of elective courses for students to choose based on their personal interests and career plans.

5) Employment prospects for students are broad, with many students choosing to work in the public sector, including agencies concerned with national economic development, as well as private sector companies in areas such as investment banking, commercial banking, insurance companies, investment management companies, financial and management consulting, as well as other large enterprises.

1.2 Language of Instruction, Educational System, and Degree Conferment:

1) All instruction of this programme will be in English. Those who have completed the required curriculum, passed the assessments, and passed the graduation thesis defense will obtain their bachelor's degree certificates issued by Tsinghua University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. Tsinghua University will award a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong will award a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics.

2) The degree will be offered in four academic years, with two years each at Tsinghua University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

1.3 Admissions Target:

This programme enrolls students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and international students.

2. Applications and Requirements

For International Students:

Identification: Foreign citizens, and the conditions set by the Document No. 12 (2020) of Ministry of Education of the PRC should be met. International students can choose to register through either Tsinghua University or The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

1) Applying through Tsinghua University:

For details, please visit: http://international.join-tsinghua.edu.cn/.

Online Application from 8:00 AM August 25, 2023 to 5:00 PM April 10, 2024(Beijing time) by logging in:


Please refer to the following links for the international qualification/language requirements of the programme:


2) Applying through The Chinese University of Hong Kong:

Please refer to: https://admission.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/ddp_admission/2_Non-Local_Applicants/

Contact information: Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Tel: +852-39435798

Email: ugddp_econ@cuhk.edu.hk 

3. Acceptance:

International students who apply for this programme will be jointly selected by Tsinghua University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Results of the admission selection process will be announced by May 2024.

4. Fees:

4.1 Application Fee, Tuition, and Medical Insurance:

Student Type

Application Fee

Tuition (Per Year)

Medical Insurance (Per Year)

International Students

Tsinghua: 800 RMB

Please refer to the enrollment information of this programme at CUHK.

800 RMB (Tsinghua University)

CUHK: Please refer to the enrollment information of this programme at CUHK.


1) The application fee will not be refunded.

2) International students shall pay their tuition to The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 (Please refer to: https://admission.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/ddp_admission/5_Tuition_Fees/).

3) The medical insurance of Tsinghua University covers basic accidental injury and hospitalization medical expenses.

4.2 Accommodation Fees:

Student Type

Accommodation Fees   (Per Year)

Tsinghua University

The Chinese University   of Hong Kong

International Students

On-campus dormitory must be booked online within the designated time. Those who fail to apply for the dorm online need to find the accommodation off-campus by themselves.

Please refer to the enrollment information of this programme at CUHK for more information.

5. Contact us:

Admissions Office

Tsinghua University

Haidian District, Beijing 100084, P. R. China

Tel: +86-10-62783100

Fax: +86-10-62770837

Email: admissions@tsinghua.edu.cn

Website: http://international.join-tsinghua.edu.cn/

Department of Economics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

9/F, Department of Economics, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, The People's Republic of China

Phone Number: +852-39435798

Email: ugddp_econ@cuhk.edu.hk

Website: http://admission.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/undergraduate/2_DDP_economics/

    Haidian District, Beijing, 100084 P. R. China
    Tel: +86-10-62783100   Fax: +86-10-62770837
    Email: admissions@tsinghua.edu.cn

    Website: http://international.join-tsinghua.edu.cn/

    Tsinghua Official Website: http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn

    Online Application System: http://apply.join-tsinghua.edu.cn/international

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