Shanghai University of Finance & Economics Study Trip

Shanghai summer programme

This 4-week programme is hosted by the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) with the support of Shanghai municipal government. It aims to enable professionals from London to better engage with modern China from a business, language and culture perspective.

Programme summary

Sponsored by Shanghai municipal government, and undertaken by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2023 Shanghai Summer School - Business Chinese Language and Business Culture Immersion Program enrolls overseas students who have a certain knowledge of Chinese language (HSK 4) and are interested in Chinese business culture. The program consists of business Chinese language courses, lectures on China’s financial and economic issues, business visits and practice. Students will be granted with fully-funded scholarship (covering tuition and accommodation fee) if passing the admission interview.

Please note: only students who study for the FULL four weeks are eligible for the scholarship. 

Programme component




Applications deadline


5 May 2023

SUFE study trip (with scholarship)

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03 July - 28 July 2023 

SUFE study trip (without scholarship)

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03 July - 14 July 2023


Fees to be made to CIBL:

  • Administration fee -  £60

  • Tuition fee - see below 

Tution fee:

  • Two weeks: 3000 RMB / £360 (fee waived for eligible CLCB students)
  • Four weeks: 6000 RMB / £720 (fee waived if the Shanghai goverment scholarship is successful) 

Additional fees to be made individually:

  • International travel and visa fees

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal expenses in China

  • *Accommodation (this applies to students without scholarship and students who are granted scholarship but choose to stay by themselves)


Two participants will share a comfortable twin room in an off-campus hotel. Room amenities include:

  • air conditioner
  • bathroom
  • telephone
  • TV set
  • water fountain
  • internet 
  • bed (with pillow, sheet and quilt)


  • Non-Chinese citizen with a passport valid beyond 30th August 2023
  • 18-40 years old, in good health
  • Completed high school or above
  • HSK 4 (scored 180 min)

Application process 

Application set-up

  • Create applicant account with your personal email address through SUFE applicant portal http://ao.sufe.edu.cn

Application form

  • Fill out an application form, upload the supporting documents and submit your application through SUFE applicant portal.

  • Application document list (items marked * are only required for students who apply for the scholarship)

  • Passport identification page

  • HSK certificate

  • Academic transcript certified and translated (if documents are neither in English nor Chinese) by an authorized person *

  • Study plan (written in English or Chinese) *

  • Photo of you (passport-standardized)

Selection results

The applicant will be informed whether his/her application has been successful or if he/she has been placed on the waiting list via email. 

Confirmation and payment

Successful applicants are asked to do the following within 5 working days:

  • Confirm attendance on the programme

  • Make payment of all relevant fees

Terms and conditions

If you choose to participate in Shanghai study trip, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions as set out by the Confucius Institute for Business London, CIBL.