Xiamen University
Basic Information
Degree: Master
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 14 , 2024
Duration: 2 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 45,000 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
Apr 30 , 2024
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
USD 82 (Check Policy)
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Special Requirements
Program Description

The Institute for Financial & Accounting Studies (IFAS) at Xiamen University is the only “985 Project” platform in accounting and finance designated by China’s Ministry of Education. 

The mission of the IFAS is to conduct original research and internationalized teaching. Since its establishment in 2005, the IFAS has recruited its faculty members from the Ph.D. graduates of research universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. Members of the faculty have published in the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, International Journal of Accounting, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Advances in Econometrics, and Applied Financial Economics, etc. 

The institute has internationalized curriculums for both Master’s and doctoral programs in accounting and finance, and regularly invites outside senior scholars, practitioners, and government officials to give lectures or speeches. Master’s graduates either study in doctoral programs in domestic or foreign institutions or work in major companies in the industry. The institute regularly hosts summer schools, doctoral student consortium, and international conferences in accounting and finance. In addition, the institute has year-round enrollment of 1+1 joint master programs in finance and/or accounting with American top universities, such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), whose MAS program ranks No.2 in US, and Tulane University, whose MFin program ranks No.4 in US, as well as Massey University in New Zealand, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) in Australia. 

Entry Requirements

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens generally under the age of 45 (as of September 1, 2023), be mentally and pysically healthy, and possess a valid regular passport.

Note: Foreign citizens of Chinese origin, including former Chinese citizens who have obtained foreign citizenship, as well as the non-Chinese descendants of present or former Chinese citizens, will be subject to a preliminary review of citizenship status by XMU during the admission stage, and to verification of citizenship by the entry and exit administration department of China's public security authorities. Applicants who fail to pass the preliminary review or verification of citizenship will be deemed to have voluntarily relinquished their eligibility for admission, as well as the subsequent academic registration that they may obtain.

2. Applicants should be a graduating student of a bachelor's degree program or hold a bachelor's degree or above.

3. Applicants should present a TOEFL iBT certificate with a score of 80 or above, or an IELTS (academic) certificate with an overall score of 6.0 or above. XMU's DI Code for TOEFL is C310. Applicants who have taken all courses in English during their previous degree studies are exempt from this requirement, but a medium-of-instruction certificate from the high shool should be furnished. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Master RMB 45,000 pre year
RMB 90,000 in total (About $ 18,368)
Accommodation Fee
Siming Campus International Students Apartment
Double Room RMB 25 to RMB 100  (More Details)
Quad room RMB 8 to RMB 50  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 25 to RMB 100  (More Details)
Xiang’an Campus International Students Apartment
Double Room RMB 2,000 to RMB 4,000  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 400
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 2,000 to RMB 2,600

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

It should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application.

*2. Bachelor’s degree certificate or Certificate of Expected Graduation, bearing the stamp of the university.

(1) Graduating students of bachelor’s degree programs should provide a Certificate of Expected Graduation. They should obtain their bachelor’s degree certificate before their entry to XMU in September of the academic year.
(2) Degree certificates obtained outside the Chinese Mainland should be notarized by the local notary public office.
(3) The originals of the degree certificates and notarized documents should be made available for verification upon enrolment at XMU.

*3. Academic transcripts for bachelor's degree studies, bearing the stamp of the University.

(1) Graduating students of bachelor’s programs should provide academic transcripts for each year of bachelor’s degree studies to date.
(2) Bachelor’s degree holders should submit a complete set of academic transcripts for their bachelor’s degree studies.
(3) The results report of internationally accepted or standardized tests, e.g., GRE/GMAT/LSAT. XMU's DI Code for GRE is 4692.

*4. Study or research plan

The Plan should be no less than 1,000 words, written in English when applying for English-medium programs.
Applicants for School of Economics, Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, or Gregory and Paula Chow Center for Economics Research, please refer to(Writing Guidance)SOP.pdf.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*5. Two Letters of Recommendation signed by professors or associate professors, written in Chinese or English.

With information of the recommender’s names, employer and work position, either signed by the recommender or bearing the stamp of the recommending organization.

*6. A photocopy of English Proficiency Certificate

A TOEFL certificate with 80 points or above, or an IELTS certificate with grade 6.0 or above, or other certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test.

*7. A photocopy of your valid passport

The passport should be valid through October 31, 2023

*8. CV, completed in Chinese or English.

*9. Physical Examination Record for Inbound Travellers

Including chest X ray image, electrocardiogram, laboratory exam results and data sheets of some required items, completed in Chinese or English, with the lower part of the applicant’s photo stamped by the hospital. Physical examination results are valid for 6 months.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*10. Financial Support Guarantee Statement

And its supporting documents completed in Chinese or English, certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation, living expenses and international travels during his or her study in China. The Statement should be accompanied by a copy of the financial sponsor’s valid passport or identification certificate. Applicants for scholarships are not exempt from this requirement.

You can download a template or sample from here.

11. Other materials

Such as abstracts of published papers, academic activities, merit or internship certificates, may be submitted in the “Supporting Materials” section in online application as well.

*12. Certificate of No Criminal Record

The applicants shall submit a valid Certificate of No Criminal Record issued by the local police, usually within 6 months before the date of submission of the application.

*13. Birth certificate

*14. Parents’ identity documents

15. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*16. Supervisor Pre-acceptance Letter

Priority of admission will be given to applicants who have accquired the pre-acceptance letter signed by the supervisor and stamped by the college.

You can download a template or sample from here.

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