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The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Economics 經濟學


Short Description

CUHK Economics Department offers a major programme which provides rigorous training on the application of economic theories and statistical tools on analysing key modern day issues. To further achieve a balance between theory and application, our programme emphasises the development of key skills, especially mathematics, statistics, and programming.  In addition to a comprehensive selection of courses covering all aspects of economics, students also have access to various databases and modern quantitative softwares (including Bloomberg Terminals) in our own specialised computer labs.  Our all-round training enables students to develop their own unique economic and financial insights, thereby preparing them for the increasingly dynamic modern world.

CUHK Economics equips students with the logical mindset, theoretical frameworks and quantitative skills to excel in numerous business, finance and academic professions. Graduates of CUHK Economics have been very well placed in many prestigious multinational financial and academic institutions. 

To give you a taste of the questions that we attempt to answer, included hereunder is a sampler:

“How would you value stocks like Uber or Tesla, which hardly make any profit?”

“If McDonald's has to cut down 10% cost, how would you advise it to do so?”

“How would assets with negative BETAs help build your client's investment portfolio?”

“Think emails and online videos. Why are they free? When should a company charge its customers?”

“How would a hike in Ireland's tax rate affect iPhone’s supply chain?”

“How to construct an AI algorithm for a virtual bank using big-data?”

CUHK-Tsinghua Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme

In collaboration with Tsinghua University, CUHK Economics Department also offers a Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme in Economics from 2021/22 academic year.  Graduates of this programme will receive two bachelor’s degrees - BSSc in Economics from CUHK and Bachelor of Economics from Tsinghua University. This innovative programme emphasises critically numerous important international economic issues as well as eruditions in the Chinese economy through the unparalleled strengths and advantages of the Economics departments of CUHK and Tsinghua University.  The student body of this programme is expected to be international and diverse. Prospective students are also expected to spend half of the study period in Tsinghua University. The potentials and implications of this Dual Undergraduate Degree programme are incredibly exciting and pioneering. 

Key highlights of this Dual Undergraduate Degree programme include:

  • Two of the most prestigious bachelor’s degrees in Asia
  • Best economics training in Asia
  • Rigorous, challenging and rewarding experience
  • China vision and global perspective
  • Access to two major job markets and develop two alumni networks

For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
  1. 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
  2. 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.

Please refer to for details of the additional requirements of the CUHK-Tsinghua University Dual Undergraduate Degree Programme in Economics.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II. 

# Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.

Note 3:
"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2023-24 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Department of Economics


Tel: 39438190


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 543 408 631 740 598 2920
2021 442 339 514 689 594 2578
2020 482 313 538 687 566 2586
2019 454 363 579 686 610 2692
2018 505 363 530 738 691 2827
2017 426 287 539 641 588 2481
2016 337 228 473 723 659 2420
2015 445 381 643 928 942 3339
2014 533 453 735 1021 996 3738
2013 504 394 589 916 963 3366
2012 741 501 901 1385 1316 4844

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 53 0 0 0 0 53
2021 59 0 0 0 0 59
2020 60 0 0 0 0 60
2019 59 0 0 0 0 59
2018 63 0 0 0 0 63
2017 66 0 0 0 0 66
2016 76 0 0 0 0 76
2015 64 0 0 0 0 64
2014 56 0 0 0 0 56
2013 61 0 0 0 0 61
2012 61 1 0 0 0 62