SDU Ph.D.Programs in School of Economics in English
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What is the program about?

As one of the largest Economic departments in China we offer unusually broad teaching and research expertise to our doctoral students. The Phd program consists of taught courses in the first and second years and is designed to provide a broad based training in theoretical and empirical research methods in Economics. All students are expected to gain a broad knowledge of the subject from graduate level course-work which complements the deeper knowledge gained from intense thesis research.

Majors available


International Trade

World Economy

Field of Study

Globalization and Chinese Economy

How long does the program last?

The three-year master’s program will be fully taught in English. Upon the completion of the program, graduates will earn a Master’s Degree.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants should have a master’s degree in economics. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.

Program Structure

Core Courses



Econometrics I & II

Review and Prospect of Chinese Economic Reforms

Hotspots Series of China’s Industrial Economy

Chinese Economy in Comparative Perspective

Elective Courses

Political Economy    

Industrial Economics  

Law and Economics    

Financial Economics    

Financial Investments    

International Settlements  

International Financial Management

Social Costs and Benefits: Theory and Methods    

Ecological Economics  

Environmental Economics

Informational Economics

Public Economics

Analysis of Public Policies    

Financial Risk Management

Advanced Topics in Econometrics Application

Advanced Microeconomics

Game Theory and Information

Empirical Methods for Microeconomics Research

Intermediate Public Economics

Lectures on Advanced International Finance

International Investment Theory

Institutional Economics

Labor Economics

Development Economics

Business Correspondence in English

International Business Negotiation

Principles of Management

Econometrics II

Fixed Income Securities

Corporate Finance

Principles of Financial Engineering

Advanced Macroeconomics

Advanced Econometrics

Comparative Financial System

Credit Requirements

The total credits required for the program are 20.

Thesis Requirements

In the last year, the students must finish their doctor’s thesis of no less than 100,000 words. The thesis should be submitted on time and defended during the last term.


A list of scholarships for prospective and current students can be found at

Highlights of the Program

The PhD in Economics offers structured research training and supervision by faculty prominent in their fields. Specifically, it is grounded in a rigorous coursework component and strong research element. We offer an environment with an excellent research infrastructure and ample opportunities for informal interaction.


Registration Fee: 400 RMB   Tuition: 32,000RMB/year   Medical Insurance: 800RMB/year

Online Application

“Online Application System” is available for prospective international students, and please enter for getting more details, submitting application and tracking application status.

Contact Information

International Admission Office             School of Economics

Department of International Affairs          Email:

Email:              Tel: +86-(0)531 8836 9992

Tel: +86-(0)531 88364854       

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