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 2022-23, 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 2021-22 term 1), on selective basis.

Admission requirements: Cumulative GPA 3.5 or above (up to 2021-22 term 2), with good interview performance, on selective basis.

Application period: February 14 (10am, Monday) to February 27 (5pm, Sunday), 2022 (HKT).Late applications and applications with insufficient supporting documents will not be processed.

Application method: Submit online application + submit supporting documents by email. Early submission is appreciated.

Interview date: April 6, 2022 (Wednesday). Shortlisted applicants must attend this interview according to the below-stated interview format. No phone interview or any forms of make-up interview will be arranged.

Interview format: Face-to-face. Please make sure you are able to access to campus. We will further contact the shortlisted applicants if the University announces new COVID-19 arrangements.

Interview notification: At least 2 working days before the interview. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified via phone call or email.

Result notification: Conditional offer will be issued to selected applicants by the end of May 2022 via email. These students are required to submit an updated copy of unofficial transcript after the 2021-22 term 2 result released in early June 2022, and indicate the change of major preference in CUSIS during the timeline set by RES. Late applications in CUSIS will not be accepted.

Remarks for pass/fail arrangements:
- You should have at least 15 units of letter-graded courses for the 2020-21 academic year (excluding summer session).
- We will accept the application if you have completed/ will complete the above required courses, no matter it’s on a letter-graded or pass/ fail basis. We reserve the right to request your assessment results for verification if needed.
- If all of your completed courses are on a pass/ fail basis, please submit all the assessment results to us. If it’s not stated on blackboard, please request the teachers to confirm your result via email, by stating your scores/ grades, maximum scores/ grades, mean, SD, class size etc.

Online application: Please fill in the details in this link (the link will be available during the application period only), an acknowledgement email will be sent to your CUHK email address after a while. Afterwards, please forward the supporting documents WITH the email acknowledgement according to the below instructions. Early submission is appreciated.

Application documents:
Submit BY EMAIL to AFTER completing the online application. Make sure to enclose the following documents IN ORDER in one PDF file. Any incomplete or wrong applications will not be processed.
1. Email acknowledgement from the online application (sample here, please check your junk box also)
2. A one-page curriculum vitae in English
3. A one-page application statement with less than 500 words in total in English
4. A copy of your CUHK unofficial transcript in PDF format, up to 21-22 term 2, with highlights of the above-mentioned courses. Please download an ‘unofficial copy’ in CUSIS (instructions here), screen shots will not be accepted.
5. A screen capture of the latest cumulative GPA. If you've attended summer session(s), please also provide the screen capture of that term's GPA.
6. A copy of your public examination certificate(s), and other academic qualification(s), in descending order.
7. Misconduct records: Please state overleaf in detail (if any), in one-page with less than 500 words in total in English, about your misconduct record in CUHK/ HKSAR government, including but not limited to demerit. Please submit with a copy of any formal letter from the concerned authority, in descending order.
8. If you’re currently year 2 or above: a one-page realistic study plan from 21-22 summer session until graduation, Content should include: course codes, course titles, relevant number of units, course categories.
9. Any other documents you deemed appropriate, in descending order.
10. A copy of your CUHK student ID card

As there may be updates from time to time due to the recent pandemic situation, please refer to here for the latest application details. No separate announcements would be made regarding any updates. All the details will be announced and posted here and are final.

For correction of or access to your personal data after any submission, please email to as soon as possible.

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.

Enquiry/ submission:
Ms Holly Ha
GLEF Program Manager

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

updated on February 7, 2022