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CUHK-Tsinghua University Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme in Economics

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Social Science
Study Period
4 Years (2 Years in CUHK + 2 Years in Tsinghua University)
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / International
Programme Introduction

Looking Far, Thinking Wide

Launched in 2021, the CUHK–Tsinghua University Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme in Economics (DDP) is a much-anticipated collaboration between Asia’s two top universities, with the aim of broadening students’ horizons through flexible exchange arrangements. CUHK and Tsinghua University have joined hands to offer a four-year, full-time undergraduate programme in Economics that examines international economic issues as well as erudition on the Chinese economy. The potential and implications for DDP graduates are incredibly exciting and pioneering. The medium of instruction of major courses is English.

Prospective students are expected to spend half of the time in Tsinghua University. While CUHK covers crucial international economic issues, the Tsinghua programme provides further variety in several advanced fields of economics. Today, financial and economic sectors around the world value candidates who are highly skilled and educated, especially those who have a deep understanding of China’s economy and financial markets. By merging institutional strengths in economics, the DDP empowers students to develop insightful perspectives and analytical competence in unprecedented ways.

Each year, 24 undergraduates join the cohort, receiving high-calibre education from acclaimed faculty members. First-year JUPAS and non-JUPAS students admitted are eligible to apply for admission scholarships. To help new students adapt to the DDP and their learning environment, a management committee, staffed by experienced teachers and administrators from both CUHK and Tsinghua University, has been established.

We welcome and look forward to recruiting students who are keen on learning advanced logical reasoning and quantitative economic analysis. As the students will navigate both the mainland China and Hong Kong economies, prospective students should be broad-minded and open to new ideas, challenges and environments.

DDP students will acquire valuable, comprehensive economic knowledge that will help them in their future careers and in their daily lives.


CUHK: #59 in Economics and Econometrics in the world (#11 in Asia)
Tsinghua University: #29 in Economics and Econometrics in the world (#3 in Asia)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

Craft Your Path

Employers in the financial field tend to hire people who are multi-talented. In view of this, the DDP offers students a wide array of elective courses, covering areas such as advanced economic research and financial market analysis. In the DDP programme, students will acquire valuable, comprehensive economic knowledge that will help them in their future careers and in their daily lives.

To help graduates find quality jobs in both mainland China and Hong Kong, all students are provided with internship training during their time at Tsinghua University.

Career Prospects

The DDP sharpens students’ logical and critical thinking, broadens their outlook, hones their ability to adapt to new environments, and ultimately, nurtures them to become all-round leaders with vast global networks.

Graduates will be set up for success in all career destinations, particularly in fields such as finance, economic consulting, commerce and government policy. The quantitative and analytical focus of the course also allows students to confidently pursue careers that require sophisticated economic analyses. Those who wish to pursue further studies in economics will be well-equipped as the DDP programme lays a solid foundation of principal economic theories.

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.


More Information:

Department of Economics:

9/F, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943 5798