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Fudan University International Summer Session
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Chinese, English
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Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Science
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Exchange Short-Term
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Fudan University International Summer School

Location: Shanghai, China
Program dates: 4 July - 3 August 2019
Application deadline: 26 May 2019
Duration: Approx 3 weeks
Type: Exchange


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Program Description
Fudan University International Summer Session 2019 (Jul.4-Aug.3) will provide a 4-week course study and cultural experience to students from all over the world. Students will have the opportunity to get to know China, experience Shanghai and be part of the Fudan community, with local students also participating in the program. This program will help you achieve multicultural understanding, establish a global vision, and get connected with peers from all over the world.

You will find Fudan and Shanghai both wonderful places to learn and enjoy during the summer. Our faculty, staff and students all look forward to welcoming you to Shanghai, the Pearl of the Orient.

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Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: History and Culture, Society and Politics, Psychology, Business, Economics, Legal Studies, Science, Chinese Studies.
Credit points: 2 Fudan credits per course

History and Culture
Culture Resources of Cities in China
A Culture Exploration Tour: Miraculous Traditional Chinese Medicine
Introduction to Modern Chinese History
History of Shanghai in the Modern Era
Natural History of Chinese Teas

Society and Politics
Chinese Media and Politics in the Context of Globalization
Social Media and Social Networking
American Politics and Foreign Policy

Psychology and Life
China's Belt and Road and Its Impact in Developing Countries
Social Networks and Chinese Society

Business and Economy
Topics in Development Economics
International Trade
e-Business in China
Industrial Organization
China's Modern Economy
International Finance
Introduction to Investment Decisions
Fundamentals of Marketing
Corporate Finance
Lecture Series on Chinese Economy and Society*

Law (note: Sydney Law School students are not able to gain Law credit for this course)
IPR in China
Chinese Legal Culture

Science and Technology
Diversity of the Healthcare Service in Shanghai
Foundation of Data Science
Understanding Mathematics
Frontiers in Materials Science

Elementary Chinese
Intermediate Chinese
Advanced Chinese

Chinese Kongfu
Chinese Folk Dance

View all course information on the FISS website.
Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Shanghai is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features. The city has a status equivalent to a province, and reports directly to the central government. Serving as the largest base of Chinese industrial technology, one of the most important seaports and China's largest commercial and financial center, Shanghai draws the attention of the whole world. Fudan University is one of the top ranking universities in China.

Host institution
Located in Shanghai, Fudan University is one of the most selective universities in China, and throughout Asia, and is a member of the C9 League and Universitas 21.Fudan University merged with Shanghai Medical University in 2000, to form a much larger and academically stronger university with a broader set of disciplines: medicine, sciences, and arts. It has developed into a comprehensive research university with Departments of Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering and Management. It offers exchange programs taught in English, mainly at Doctoral level.


1. Foreign Students Dormitory (for holders of foreign passports containing a valid visa)
The Fudan Foreign Students Dormitory is composed of a main building and supplementary buildings. The cafeteria and the Gym are directly behind the Foreign Students Dormitory.
Single rooms: CNY 1650 (Supplementary Building) or CNY 3000 (Main Building)

2. Harbour (for students from mainland China only)
It is privately-run and provides single rooms and the room charges range from 3500 yuan to 4500 yuan per month. The Harbour building of the Fudan community located at 2602 Songhuajiang Rd. is very close to the South Dorm of Fudan University. 

3. UNIJIA (for both foreign students and Chinese students)
It is privately-run and provides single rooms and double rooms. The address is 173 Handan Rd. which is very close to Crowne Plaza Fudan, about 8 minutes’ walk to the 6th teaching building of Fudan where most of the classes will be.
Single room: CNY 180-220 per day

View full accommodation details on the ISS website.


Program fee: CNY 15,580 (approx $3175AUD)
Program fee includes: Application fee, tuition

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Shanghai.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

Student Experiences

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How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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