Contemporary Challenges Credits

Central University of Finance and Economics (China)

Beijing, China

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Spring 2021
Feb 22, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
Jan 12, 2021
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Second semester Sophomore

Spring 2021 program is accepting Study Abroad @ Home students ONLY (only students with citizenship in the program country will be considered).



Program Advisor

The Program

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) is a leading comprehensive university in China.

Established in 1949 and located in downtown Beijing, CUFE provides a dynamic environment for the study of Business and Economics. With over ninety-thousand graduates, CUFE is known as "the Cradle of Giants in the Field of Finance and Management.”

Chinese Lanterns

Program Location

Great Wall of China



Beijing is the political, educational, and cultural center of China and the nation's most populous city with over 22 million residents. The architecture and museums found in Beijing trace the country's history from its earliest days up to the present. Beijing reflects China’s long and evolving history and is home to some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Summer Palace.


Students studying at CUFE will have access to courses in business, management and finance on the Xueyuan Nanlu Campus in Haidian District, Beijing. For students who are fluent in Mandarin, you will be able to enroll in regular University classes. Some courses available to students are: International Marketing, Supply Chain Finance, Human Resource Management, Corporate Finance, Economics, Operations Management, & Leadership. In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Business and Finance class lists.

The CUFE academy offers a set curriculum each semester for students who are not fluent in Mandarin.  Some previous course offerings included: Case Studies in Finance, Real Estate Finance, Applied Econometrics, International Trade, Financial Derivatives, Intermediate Microeconomics, Investments, Chinese Economy, Principles of Economics, & International Finance.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CUFE and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 12 credits per semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CUFE web page.

*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

Early September


Spring Semester



Housing and Meals

Students will be required to reside on campus in the student-only residence/hotel, not open to the public. Students will be placed in a double room at Beijing CUFE Huijin Hotel 北京财大汇金酒店 with A/C.  Students will have access to stadiums and other facilities. 

Meals are available in both the hotel and the 4 student campus cafeterias.

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2021: CUFE offers International Student dormitories and apartments for visiting students.  These accommodations are located outside of the main campus. The dormitories and apartments have internet access, air conditioning, and refrigerators.

Financial Information

Program Costs

Students participating in Study Abroad @ Home programs with a hybrid component (i.e. classes offered at both the partner institution and Rutgers remote course) will be billed Rutgers tuition and fees based on residency and school. To preview these costs, visit the student accounting website.
Program Cost SA@Home
Tuition see
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Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing $3,600
Meals $1,000
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
Total $6,050.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.