INTERNATIONAL Ph.D. PROGRAM offered by SITE
Welcome to our international Ph.D. program at the School of International Trade and Economics (SITE)! The Ph.D. program is designed to prepare students for the challenges of leadership roles and scholarly responsibilities in academic, governmental, and non-profit sectors.
Program of Study
Students are expected to take about four to five years (and are permitted no more than ten years) to complete a Ph.D. in Economics. The University requires a minimum of 4 years duration including accumulative 2 years on-campus study. This time limit is counted from the beginning of a student’s entry into the program, regardless of any leave of absence taken. Students enrolling in the International Ph.D. program must complete 35 credits: 29 credits of International Ph.D. coursework and 6 credits of dissertation.
The purpose of the Comprehensive Examination is to test the student’s knowledge of the fundamental principles in the subject, understanding of the basic research techniques, and competence in scholarly research, and is therefore comprehensive in the sense of not being restricted to the exact content of lectures. The Comprehensive Examinations are to be written within two years since the beginning of full-time study. If the examination is graded Unsatisfactory, the student may be permitted to retake the examination. If the examination is graded Unsatisfactory for a second time, the student will be disqualified from further study. The PhD Comprehensive Examination is held twice a year in January and July.
The dissertation is a requirement of International Ph.D. Program. The doctoral dissertation must report, in an organized and scholarly fashion, the results of original research. The dissertation must be a contribution to knowledge and must demonstrate the candidate’s ability to undertake sustained research and to present his/her finding in an appropriate manner.
International Ph.D. curriculum provides early and frequent exposure to research environments. The broad spectrum of economic disciplines is carefully integrated into and correlated with essential Ph.D. course studies during the first two years of study.
Ph.D. in Finance
The PhD program in Finance specialization consists mainly of three stages: Core, Primary and Secondary Field courses and the writing of a dissertation.
Core Courses (15 credits)
ECO600 Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)
ECO601 Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)
ECO603 Advanced Econometrics (3 credits)
ECO604 Mathematical Economics (3 credits)
ECO680 Research Methodology (3 credits)
Primary Field Courses
ECO610 Financial Economics (3 credits)
ECO611 Empirical Finance (3 credits)
ECO612 Financial Econometrics (2 credits)
Secondary Field Courses
two courses (totally 6 credits) from their secondary field
Dissertation (6 credits)
Dissertation (6 credits)
Total required credits
Research Oriented Environment-Top 10 Research publications in China!
The School’s philosophy of continuous improvement ensures an ongoing, cutting-edge learning experience. SITE’s quest for research excellence is demonstrated by the fact that our institution is amongst the first ones in the country to recruit Ph.D.s from North America, Europe, Japan and other parts of the world. Our goal is to place our students at the forefront of economic science, whether they choose careers in research institutes, colleges, consulting firms or public sectors.At the School of International Trade and Economics, you will have intensive interaction with our dedicated, energetic and insightful faculty. Professional and personal gratification will be gained through innovative research, dedicated professional service and the pursuit of excellence in science and teaching.
Application materials must be prepared in either Chinese or English and will not be returned to candidates whether they are accepted or not.
A copy of highest graduation certificate and transcripts
Two reference letters from the applicant's associate professors or professors
A copy of guarantor's passport or ID
A copy of passport or other identification
Two recent passport photos, white background, no hat
A copy of TOEFL or IELTS score report. The minimum score for TOEFL is 86 and 6.0 for IELTS.
99160RMB 2 years
1500~2250RMB per month