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Zhongnan University of Economics and Law(中南财经政法大学)

Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) is an institute of higher education directly administrated by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China with economics, law, and management as its core disciplines and coordinated with other six disciplines including philosophy, literature, history, science, engineering, and art. ZUEL is also one of the universities sponsored by “211 project” and “985 Project Innovation Platform”, and has been selected into the list of universities and colleges which will participate in the country’s construction plan of world-class universities and world-class disciplines (‘Double World-Class’ ).

ZUEL has a long history and makes a steady and fast development. The predecessor of this university is Zhongyuan University which was established in 1948. In February 2000, the State Council of China approved the plan submitted by Ministry of Education on amalgamating Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics and Zhongnan Institute of Politics and Law into Zhongnan University of Economics and Law that will be formally founded on May 26th, 2000. In October 2012, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Hubei Provincial People’s Government formally signed an agreement working together to build ZUEL. In September 2017, ZUEL was listed into “Double World-Class” universities.

ZUEL has abundant qualified teachers and has achieved striking science and research results. Up to now, our faculty has reached over 2400 members, among which there are about 1400 full-time teachers, over 300 professors, more than 560 associate professors and over 190 doctoral supervisors.  In recent years, the number of programs funded by the National Social Science Fund in our university ranks the top among the institutes of higher education in our country, No.1 among the institutes of economics or law. Over the latest decades, teachers in ZUEL have been assigned and accomplished over 1300 items of key projects at state and provincial level, and made over 14,000 in total research contributions.

ZUEL has a comprehensive training system and high teaching quality. The university now serves over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students, over 8,000 graduate students, over 1,300 doctoral candidates, over 500 international students and over 6,500 adult students. The university has 58 undergraduate programs, 17 first-level master programs, seven first-level doctoral programs, six post-doctoral programs. We own four national key disciplines, one national key discipline, four National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Centers and three bases of the first batch of “Outstanding Legal Talents Cultivating program”.

ZUEL has made active exchanges with other countries, enjoying a higher level of internationalization.The university has built a wide relationship with over 100 colleges and scientific and research institutions in over 20 countries and regions. We built the Sino-Italian Law Research Center and Sino-Italian Academy with Sapienza University of Rome, Research Center of Chinese Income Distribution Austrian Branch and Serbian Branch with the University of Novi Sad in Serbia and the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria, Sino-French industrial upgrading and regional financial research center with Rennes School of Business, and Field Experiment Research Center with the University of Nottingham. ZUEL has signed student exchange agreements with dozens of universities, including the University of Glasgow, to set up international joint degree programs, and over 1,200 of our students study abroad every year. In addition, ZUEL is awarded the National Quality Certification for Study in China, and has two national brand courses taught in English for international students. Our International Doctoral Students Academic Forum Project is approved by the brand activity “Experience China” of China Scholarship Council.

ZUEL has the well-functioned infrastructure and sound school conditions. The university is composed of two campuses, one (the Nanhu campus) is located in the bank of picturesque Nanhu lake, another (the Shouyi campus) lies at foot ofthe historic site Yellow Crane Tower. It covers an area of over 2800 mu (187 hectares), and has a combined floor space of 1,200,000 square meters. The university has a collection of over 9.93 million volumes in its libraries as well as 81 Chinese and foreign language academic literature resource database and 416 sub-databases. The auditorium is comparable to the professional theatre and the sports ground was used as the main sports field for the fourth National University Games and the stadium for China League. The campus is decorated with numerous trees and beautiful lakes, presenting a picturesque scene.


Foreign student apartments are the resident places specially provided for international students.
Single room: 1350/month
Double room: 750/month


Basic apartment facilities include bed, writing desk, chairs, wardrobe, bookshelf, reading lamp, fridge. Every room has been equipped with an air conditioner, a bathroom where you can take shower. In the building, students can use the laundryroom and kitchen. Public kitchen devices are for free access. Automatic washing machine is activated by coin.


Ⅰ.Application Period:
Application period for Fall semester: from 1st,March to 15th,June.

Application period for Spring semester: from 1st, October to 10thDecember.

Ⅱ.Application Documents:
Chinese Language Program
Undergraduate Program
Master Degree/ General ScholarProgram
Doctoral Degree/ Senior ScholarProgram
Application Form
Copy of Passport
Academic Certificate
Physical Examination Form
Language Certificate
Recommendation Letter
Study Plan
Ⅲ. Requirement of Application Documents :
1.The color scanned passport, including the information page and its previous page, should be as clear and complete.
2. The name must be the same as that in the passport.Abbreviations or omissions of the middle name are not allowed. If there is no family name or first name, please leave it with a blank, ‘-’ or ‘.’.
3. Applicants already in China mustsubmit color scanned visa within the validity period with the latest entry stamp.
4.Registration photo. All applicants are requested to submit a color two-inch bareheadedregistration photo in the system, with a white background and no border, size 100-500KB, JPG format.
5. Applicants under the age of 18 must submit valid documents of legal guardians, such as ID card, certificate of income and letter of guardianship. (Either one is acceptable)
6. Applicants must fill in all the study and work experiences from high school so far without gaps. (If applicants have military service, please list the period of it)
7. Applicants must submit either scanned diploma or certificate of the highest degree. If the degree certificate isnot acquired yet, the previously acquired academic certificate must be submitted. (Any other relevant documents are unacceptable)If the academic certificate is non-English or Chinese, the original must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
8.The highest level of education must be filled in the previously acquired degree.
9. Academic transcripts (written in Chinese or English); transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
10. Applicants must submit Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy) written in English. (downloaded from http://ies.zuel.edu.cn/2018/0428/c766a190293/page.htm ) The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.
11. Language requirement. For Chinese-taught programs: Undergraduates should submit HSK4 Certificate; master's students and doctoral students should submit certificateHSK5.For English-taught programs: TOEFL: 75 or IELTS: 6.0.Applicants whose native language or official language is English don't need to submit certification of language proficiency; applicants whose previous degree programs are taught in English may use relevant documents to certify the language proficiency.
12. Recommendation letters (written in Chinese or English). Applicants for the graduate programs, senior and general scholar programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by professors.
13. A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English). This should be a minimum of 1500 words for common scholars and master's students, 2500 words for senior scholars and doctoral students.
14. The Major marked * should be submitted in Proof of English Language AbilityIELTSTOEFL, you may also enclose a document to prove that you have studied or worked in English background.
Note: The application documents and related documents will not be returned.
Ⅳ.Application Procedure:
1. Login Online Application:
1Register and apply onlinehttp://iesmis.zuel.edu.cn
2Complete the information, upload all the required documents and submit your application.
2. Qualification Verification:
Pay attention to login in your online application account to check your application status.
3. Admission Notice:
After we received the permitted document, we willmail you the admission notice and form of visa application for study in china as soon as possible. Please check email regularly and make sure your postal address is correct.



Fees & Cost

Application fee: 500 RMB

Tuition fee:

   Categories of Degrees


Tuition Fee

(per person per year)

Chinese Language

1 year

RMB 16,000

Bachelor’s Degree

4 years

RMB 16,000

Master’s Degree

3 years

RMB 20,000

Master’s Degree

(taught in English)

2 years

RMB 30,000

Doctor’s Degree

3 years

RMB 24,000

Doctor’s Degree

(taught in English)

3 years

RMB 34,000

General Scholar

Within 2 years

RMB 16,000

Senior Scholar

Within 1 year

RMB 20,000

Textbook fee: based on the prices of the books

Accommodation Fee    
Double Occupancy: RMB 750 RMB/bed/month

Single Occupancy: RMB 1350 RMB/room/day

Medical Insurance:

According to the law of China, each foreign student studying in China must buy health insurance. Students are recommended to buy the health insurance from Chinese Pingan Insurance Company. Health insurance fee: 800RMB/year/person (under 45 years old)



ⅠChinese Government Scholarships

1 Chinese Government Scholarships (Bilateral Program, Great Wall Program, EU Program, AUN Program, PIF Program ,WMO Program)

2. Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program

3. Chinese Government Scholarship-Silk Road Program

4. "Belt and Road" Chinese Government Intellectual Property Law English Master Scholarship Program

5. Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship

6. Chinese Government Scholarship for Exchange Students from Europe

Ⅱ Confucius Institute Scholarship
Confucius Institute Scholarship program is established by the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) to provide scholarships to international students and scholars. Under this program,General Visiting Students are accepted by Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.  

Ⅲ Overseas Students’ Scholarship of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
With the aim of attracting outstanding students from around the world, increasing the number and improving the quality of international students at our school and increasing our capacity for international operation and our level of internationalization, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law has established an overseas students’ scholarship.

More detials, please visit: http://ies-en.zuel.edu.cn/wcholarships/list.htm


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