The information below is for Winter 2018 and is to be used as a reference only. Updated information for Winter 2019 will be available in late-2018 or early-2019. 

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics is a key national university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education and is listed in both "Project 21" and "985 Innovative Platforms". Founded in 1925 as Kwang Hua University, SWUFE has been a witness to China's economic miracle. For decades, SWUFE has nurtured an array of outstanding leaders in the financial sector and other industries among 130,000 alumni. SWUFE is thus known as "China's Financial Talent Pool" and think-tank in western China. 

Fields of study

  • Business

The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) invites you to come and experience life in Sichuan, China, as an international student guest. This is your chance to be an ambassador for your university and experience life at one of the top universities in China. 

Find more information regarding specific courses on the program brochure. 

Credit Equivalent

This program is not available for credit.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria.

Students interested in applying should follow the step outlined in the program brochure. 

Apply to UQ Abroad 


The program fee is waived for UQ students. SWUFE will cover 2 weeks of accommodation, meals, courses, company visits and tours in Chengdu. Applicants will need to cover their airfares, visas, insurance and personal costs. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the program brochure.

Tony - 2018

I believe that the short-term program to SWUFE has opened me up to the diverse cultures in the world. The short time I spent in China helped me appreciate the cultural and societal differences between the two countries and also allowed me to gain from the experiences of other exchange students from around the world.

Read more of Tony's story here.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad applications for Winter 2019 will open in December 2018.

Program Dates

Dates listed below are for Winter 2018 and are to be used as a reference only.

Start: 01 July 2018
End: 14 July 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study tour
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Chengdu, China
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

UQ Abroad Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.