Application to Major in Global Economics and Finance (GLEF) Program

Dear CUHK non-final-year undergraduate students,

If you wish to change your Major study to BSc in Global Economics and Finance (GLEF) Program in 2020-21, please note:

Academic requirements: 
- Good grades in at least 8 units from the following courses: DSME1030 or ECON2011, DSME1040 or ECON2021, ECON1101 or MATH1010/ 1510/ 1520, ECON1111.
- Other “equivalent” courses may be considered with discretion, including FINA2310 for non-business students, but DSME1031, DSME1035, ECON1010 will not be accepted as a substitute for DSME1030 or ECON2011.
- Year 1 students are preferred, other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum requirements for shortlisting: Cumulative GPA 3.3 or above (up to 2019-20 T1), on selective basis.

Admission requirements: Cumulative GPA 3.5 or above (up to 2019-20 T2), with good face-to-face interview performance, on selective basis.

Application period: February to March 2020 (to be confirmed). Late applications and applications with insufficient supporting documents will not be processed.

Interview: March to April 2020 (to be confirmed). Shortlisted applicants must attend this face-to-face interview. No phone interview/ Skype interview or any forms of make-up interview will be arranged.

All the details will be announced in due course through “ITSC weekly mass mail - Digest of CU Mass Mails for Undergraduate Students” and posted here. 

GLEF reserves the right to modify the criteria without prior notice. Any dispute that may arise, GLEF shall prevail. Please refer to this page for the most updated information.

Any questions please contact us at

Best regards
Global Economics and Finance Program
Department of Economics & Department of Finance


updated on August 30, 2019