Announcement for XMU Economics International Graduate Students Admission of 2021

Welcome to XMU Economics: SOE, WISE & Chow Center!


In our International Graduate Program, you will find an academic and collegial environment which strongly emphasizes training, curiosity, and growth. We make this possible through the interaction of students, faculty, and support staff. This environment has enabled our students to continue academic pursuits or to move on to fruitful careers in the industry either in China or abroad.


We offer:

1.Two-year master programs completely taught in English; Four-year doctoral programs completely taught in English.

2.Solid training in advanced economic theory, quantitative methods, and econometrics

3.A wide range of training provided by faculty members with diverse research specializations

4.An academic and research environment supported by professors recognized for their teaching excellence and the quality of their research output

5.An academic and research environment that is ranked 14th in Asia and ranked 6th in Mainland China according to the Tilburg University Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking using data from 2014-2018

6.A chance to live in a subtropical port city that has experienced rapid modernization in recent years


 We are looking for applicants who have:

1.Good grades in related courses in your undergraduate degree and your master’s degree

2.Undergraduate/Master degrees in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, engineering, management, and business

3.Good performance in standardized scores such as the GRE, IEL TS, or TOEFL

4.Informative and well-written responses to our SOP

5.Recommendation letters that provide specific details about the applicants’ academic and research abilities, their motivation and character, and their relevant experience

6.A writing sample that shows your ability to do research


Minimum requirements for our applicants can be found at the Xiamen University Admissions website:

Students who apply to the School of Economics (SOE), the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) and Gregory and Paula Chow Center for Economic Research (Chow Center) can choose to have their application portfolio pre-screened through the following system (Link: from November 2nd, 2020 to April 15, 2021. The applicants registered for a pre-screening will have a chance know their academic review result earlier and the applicants who passed the pre-screening will be issued a conditional acceptance letter for further usage by the International Graduate Program (IGP) Committee at SOE, WISE, and Chow Center.


The purpose of pre-screening the applicants is to review your academic credentials only. The IGP Admission Committee does not make final decisions about admission or scholarship funding.


If you pass the pre-screening by the IGP Admission Committee, please log on to from February 1, 2021 to April 15, 2021 to submit the information and documents required by the university to complete the official admission procedure.


If you did not pass the pre-screening by the IGP Admission Committee, then we thank you for your interest in the IGP and we request that you consider other programs offered by schools or colleges at Xiamen University, other than SOE, WISE, and Chow Center.


Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005