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Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE)


Program Snapshot

JUFE, founded in 1923, is located in Nanchang city, Jiangxi province, China. It is one of the leading universities in economics and management nationwide, ranking 7th among all the universities of Finance and Economics in China. It is jointly governed and sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education and the People’s Government of Jiangxi Province. JUFE offers Mandarin Chinese classes for every level and a variety of English courses in business, finance, and economics.

Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China, was ranked by Newsweek Magazine in 2006 as one of the “Ten Most Dynamic Cities in the World.” Famous for the Nanchang Uprising on August 1, 1927, the city is considered the birthplace of the People’s Liberation Army. It is also known for Tengwang Pavilion, Poyang Lake, and one of the tallest Ferris Wheels in the world.

ISEP Exchange: undergraduate programs available for an academic year or semester

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.

Chance of Placement
ISEP Exchange chance of placement for US students is generally Excellent.
ISEP Exchange chance of placement for I-to-I students is generally Excellent.

For the most current chances of placement, see the Sites Open for Applications for US Students or Sites Open for I-to-I Applications.

Program Dates
Academic Year: September to June
Semester 1: September to January
Semester 2: February to June

Fast Facts
Nanchang, China (pop. 5.0 million)
Student Enrollment: 40,000
Language of instruction: Mandarin Chinese, English
University Home Page

Business, Chinese Language and Culture, Economics, Information Systems, Mathematics, Music, Sports, Tourism and Recreation

Courses taught in English
Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing

Courses for Graduate (Masters) Level
Limited courses are available in the International Business program: service industry, brand strategy, international trade, e-commerce

Academic Notes
Mandarin Chinese courses, Chinese Culture and Business courses taught in English. Taichi and Chinese Kungfu courses are popular

Students typically enroll in 6-8 classes per term, which averages to 20 hours in class per week. A term runs for 16 weeks.


Semester 1 transcripts are issued in January.
Semester 2 transcripts are issued in June.

Transcripts are sent to ISEP and then immediately released to the student’s home institution if there are no outstanding financial obligations.

Language Notes
Language Requirement: Previous Chinese language study is not required. Students must pass HSK Level 6 to enroll in Graduate courses.
Language Courses: Intensive Mandarin Chinese courses are offered in addition to regular classes during the academic year and/or semester for all levels.

JUFE does not require proof of English language proficiency
Note: The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.

Special Academic Conditions
Students wishing to take regular academic courses taught in Chinese must pass the HSK Level 6.

Hints for Researching Courses
The course link at the top of this page provides a list of course options in English. Use the JUFE website to find regular academic courses taught in Chinese. Students who need to get all their courses pre-approved must be flexible as course offerings may change upon arrival.

Housing and Meals
Students are housed in single rooms with a private bathroom in the international students’ residence hall located on campus. Refrigerators are equipped in public kitchen. Students are offered a meal stipend and electricity stipend. Married student housing is not available.


You are responsible for all of your personal expenses including: optional fees (e.g. computer, language, science lab fees), books, local transportation, entertainment, etc. The amount below is provided as a guide; the actual amount needed will vary depending on courses and personal habits. Your personal expenses per month, including books, are estimated at 800-1000 RMB.

The Orientation Program is held within the first week of student arrival. JUFE's ISEP coordinators will host the orientation. JUFE’s president will also be invited to attend. The orientation includes an introduction to the University, a campus tour, familiarization with banks, postal service, shopping and sports facilities on or around campus, etc. Students are provided with an International Students Orientation Handbook and JUFE’s map at orientation


Pick-up service can be arranged from Nanchang Changbei Airport or train station. Drivers and STUDENT SUPPORT CENTER will offer international students a good pick-up service. Students must inform STUDENT SUPPORT CENTER in advance with detailed flight information. Detailed information can be found in WELCOME LETTER sent by JUFE to every student.
STUDENT SUPPORT CENTER: Chinese student volunteers constitutes such a support center, volunteers make friends with international students, help them to solve all the problems in their campus life. All international students are grateful to volunteers’ selfless help and support.

Student Activities
JUFE will offer two tours for international students in each semester, enjoying the beautiful scenery of small bridges, running brooks, flower garden and artificial hills. JUFE’s annual Sports festival is a popular campus event in which many international students participate. The first football team of international students was founded in 2014. Pair-share with Chinese families has been a very popular activity since 2012. International students can enjoy the real local life with their Chinese families.

Community Engagement (Internships, Service-Learning, Volunteering, etc.)
International students visit local famous enterprises. International students can do charity work in some primary schools.

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics is a multi-disciplinary university focusing on economics and management, it also covers subjects in science, humanity, engineering, law, forestry, and education, although it was originally established as a business school in 1923.

What Past Students have to Say
"JUFE is a very nice place, at the beginning it is hard, now I know, but with the time you get used to it and start to love it and not want to go back. ." --Viridiana Juarez Gonzalez, Universidad La Salle