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Bachelor of Social Science (B.S.Sc.) in Economics The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Course info



We believe every student deserves a great future. But the pathway one should take differs among students. We strive to provide the highest flexibility for our students to tailor-make their own study path. Students are encouraged to spice up their studies with internships and work experiences, exchange as well as a variety of academic and intellectual activities. We respect the diversity of our students and offer the best support to nurture each of them.


  • Economic theory – for those aspiring to be leading professional economists and top policy-makers Financial economics – for those aspiring to be bankers and financiers
  • Business economics – for those entrepreneurial and intellectually-curious
  • Chinese economy – for those fascinated by the history and growth of China, as well as those deeply concerned about the challenges China is currently facing
  • Data analytics – for those with a network and data mindset who would benefit from rigorous quantitative modeling


With 50+ years of history, many of our alumni are now leaders of numerous fields including economic research, teaching, policy-making, regulatory affairs, banking and finance, law, consulting, commerce, etc.

Course options

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Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

HK$145,000.00 (13,68,510) per year


02 Sep, 06 Jan


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement for international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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