Expenses & Financial Aid



  • Chinese (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) applicant: RMB 1,000
  • International applicant: USD 180 or RMB 1,000


The tuition fee for the 16-month MBA 2024 programme is RMB 458,000. 

Students who have successfully received Student Loans are required to pay, upon registration, the part of the tuition not covered by the loan. Students without Student Loan are required to pay 70% of the entire tuition fee upon registration and the remaining 30% should be paid no later than 1 week before the end of Term 4.

Tuition fee covers:

  • Tuition
  • Teaching materials (excluding textbooks)
  • Use of Internet resources through the campus network
  • Access to the school's databases which are open to MBA students


Students can choose to live on or off campus. On CEIBS campus, there are four student dormitory buildings. Each room is equipped with telephone, air-conditioning, bathroom, computer network connection, and satellite TV hook-up. Dormitory Fee is RMB3,000 per month. (single room, including charges for water, electricity, air conditioning and wifi)


Payment should be wired to the school through the bank with the following account information:

Payment in USD

A/C Name: China Europe International Business School
A/C Number: 211580425132001
Bank Name: China Merchants Bank Shanghai Branch Nanxi Sub-branch
Bank Address: 100 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, China
Swift Code: CMBCCNBS
Sender's Remarks: MBA 2022 Application Fee / Tuition Fee / Applicant's Name

For payment in RMB, please refer to the webpage in Chinese.


CEIBS MBA programme offers a rich and diversified scheme of financial aid to qualified candidates, both domestic and international.
Financial aid includes: merit based scholarships, diversity based fellowships, needs based education fund, social finance loans and others.
Our Financial Aid Office is here to help you finance your MBA studies. Backed by the large amount of financial aid offered in 2020, more than 30% of MBA 2022 students received scholarships or fellowships covering 20-100% of their tuition fees. In addition to this, 20% of MBA 2022 students received loans covering 25-100% of tuition fees.


Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure availability, and no extra forms are needed for any CEIBS offered scholarships. 

Scholarship and Fellowships for first-year students

CEIBS offers merit-based scholarships to first-year students. They are awarded based on applicants' academic and professional achievements, personal accomplishments, interview performance and potential contributions to the MBA programme. Admitted candidates will be automatically considered for this scholarship and there is no need for a separate application.

  •  African Talent Fellowship
  •  Business Leadership Scholarship 
  •  Business Fellowship
  •  Diversity Fellowship
  •  Entrepreneurship Scholarship
  •  Excellence Scholarship
  •  Latin American Talent Fellowship
  •  MBA Fellowship
  •  Merit Scholarship
  •  Middle East & Central Asia Talent Fellowship
  •  Outstanding Achievements Scholarship
  •  Women Leadership Scholarship
  •  Women Fellowship
  •  Young Talent Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are offered by other CEIBS stakeholders:

(Only available for applicants in rounds 1, 2 & 3)

  • DSM Scholarship and Placement Initiative

Looking for an MBA career where you can drive environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value? Then you’re in the right place. Together with our partners at DSM we are delighted to announce the sponsorship of a full MBA scholarship for an incoming student at CEIBS. After graduation, you’ll join DSM here in Shanghai to continue your career with colleagues around you committed to BRIGHT SCIENCE & BRIGHTER LIVING.​ Click here for more details. 

Initiated by CEIBS and New Oriental, the New Oriental Scholarship​ is there to support applicants who have attended GMAT or GRE training through the New Oriental Center. The scholarship will finance RMB 40,000 for two first year MBA students. Candidates who have/or will apply in Rounds 1, 2 & 3 can apply for the scholarship by emailing mba_scholarship@ceibs.edu, including both full name, ID number and a copy of the New Oriental student card.

  • Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship

The Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarships aim to encourage international candidates to study in China. Please download application form here.

  • Liu Ji Education Fund

The Liu Ji Education Fund awards one half tuition scholarships each year to support students from mainland China. The fund was established in 2006 by Prof. Liu Ji, Honorary President of CEIBS.

  • Wu Jinglian Education Fund

The Wu Jinglian Education Fund awards up to three RMB 100,000 scholarships each year to support students from mainland China with a demonstrated financial need. The fund was established in honour of Prof. Wu Jinglian, Baosteel Chair Professor of Economics at CEIBS and senior research fellow at Development Research Centre of the State Council of P.R.C.

  • Zhou Zongming Scholarship

Zhou Zongming Scholarship is proudly sponsored by Mr. Zhou Zongming, CEIBS EMBA2003 alumnus. Commencing in 2014, the new Zhou Zongming Scholarship will finance RMB 100,000 of the tuition fees of a new entering MBA student (one student per intake each year for the next ten years 2014-2023).   This scholarship will be open to all new students, preference will be given to young students with leadership potential and who are fluent in Mandarin.

Scholarships listed below are available to students from specific region.

  • National Black MBA Association Scholarship 

The National Black MBA Association has awarded over $5 million dollars in scholarships to minority students participating in both undergraduate and graduate programmes around the world. Today, the membership is over 9,000 and the Association has expanded its outreach to include 46 chapters and 28 collegiate chapters. CEIBS is glad to be an Official Partner of NBMBAA with the goal of promoting globalisation education and Asia knowledge among U.S. minorities.

  • Talentia Fellowship Programme

TALENTIA Fellowship Programme is an initiative by the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Enterprise in Andalusia, Spain, that provides postgraduate scholarships to student from Andalusia allowing them to study abroad in selected institutions, including CEIBS.

Selections for Talentia Fellowships are conducted in two phases: profile evaluation and personal interviews, conducted by the Talentia Selection and Evaluation Committee. Talentia Fellowships cover tuition fee, travel expenses and a living allowance (housing, health insurance). Click here for more details.

  • QS CEIBS Global Significance Scholarship

Inspired by QS’ mission to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility and career development, a tuition fee waiver of up to 100% will be awarded to an applicant from non-Chinese origin who has previously connected with the school at a QS event. Click here for more details.

  • CEIBS e-fellows.net Scholarship

Following increased levels of innovation, collaboration and opportunities between Germany and China in recent years, we are delighted to announce a scholarship covering up to 100% of MBA tuition with our partners at e-fellows.net. Click here for more details.

Scholarships for second-year students

  • Emerson Scholarship

Funded by Emerson, two Emerson Scholarships worth RMB20,000 are awarded to second-year students on the basis of performance in written essays and subsequent interviews.


Worldwide there are many local options for assisting students to finance their global education.  They include local banks as well as other non-profit and government programmes dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit of higher learning.  We encourage you to research these local options prior to applying.   Please see below for some of the country specific loan and financing programmes CEIBS is affiliated with.

  • CEIBS Dishuiquan Interest Subsidy

Launched in October 2015, the CEIBS Dishuiquan Talent Loan Programme is managed by the school in co-operation with various alumni companies. By combining financial instruments and internet technology, the Dishuiquan programme complements the school’s existing scholarship system. The name originates from an ancient Chinese saying about how modest sums of money can accumulate over time to become a powerful force, similar to tiny drops of water growing to form a large lake. The goal is to ensure that qualified students do not miss out on the opportunity to benefit from studying at CEIBS simply because they cannot afford the tuition.

Foreign applicants who are applying for the CEIBS Prodigy Finance Loan or other bank loans, may reduce the pressure of making interest payments while studying by first applying for the CEIBS Dishuiquan Interest Subsidy. Successful applicants will benefit from a needs-based interest subsidy in the form of a discount of up to 20,000 RMB on tuition fees.


  • Prodigy Loans for International Students

Prodigy Finance's innovative lending model offers community-funded loans to international students at the world's top business schools, including CEIBS. While banks base their loan decisions on historical salaries, Prodigy looks to the future. They assess applicants' future earning potential (based on the past achievements of similar graduates) to determine loan affordability. Please click here for more details.


  • Deutsche Bildung loans for German and Austrian Students

As a social business, Deutsche Bildung has been financing German and Austrian students since 2007. A lump-sum payment, annual, semi-annual or monthly payments guarantees a completely flexible financing plan. The repayment is income-related, whereby students pay back a fixed percentage of their future income over a certain period of time once they have successfully entered their first post-MBA job. Please click here for more details.