Fall/Spring Semester Program
Shanghai is the largest city by population of the People's Republic of China and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four province-level municipalities in China, with a total population of over 23 million as of 2010. It is a global city, with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport. It is a major financial center and the busiest container port in the world.
Located in the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the middle portion of China's eastern coast. The municipality borders Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces to the west and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea. Once a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to its favorable port location and was one of the cities opened to foreign trade by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking, which allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement. The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific int he 1930s. However, with the Communist Party takeover of mainland China in 1949, the city's international influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.
Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple, and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Pudong skyline. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China.
Fudan University is located in Shanghai, China and prides itself on its signature style of doing business. The word "Fudan," literally meaning, "heavenly light shines day after day," indicates inexhaustible self-reliance and industriousness. Fudan consists of 28 schools and departments, with 70 undergraduate disciplines, and confers bachelor's degrees in 70 academic disciplines.
Fudan has a large campus, with traditional Chinese architecture as well as more modern architecture. Fudan offers athletic facilities, a campus library, and lush green gardens where students may choose to relax or study.
For more information about Fudan's campus, click HERE.
For more information about Campus Life and Activities, click HERE.
To see a list of pre-approved courses at Fudan, click Fudan University Pre-Approved Course Listing
NOTE: Core Curriculum designations on this list pertain to the OLD Core only
USD students can select courses from a list of Business courses taught in English offered at Fudan University. Please note that not all courses listed in the pre-approved course list might be offered in the study abroad semester in which you are looking to participate. The official course list per semester is released approximately two months prior to the start of the semester. *If the course that you will like to take abroad has not yet been pre-approved, please contact Alicia Peña.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Tuition will be paid to USD and will post to your Student Account. Housing will be paid directly to Fudan University.
NEW INCOMING STUDENT GUIDE
- All exchange students are assigned a Chinese Buddy to assist with living and studying abroad
- For detailed information on housing, please view the New Coming Student-Guide .
- For detailed information about budgeting for your time abroad, please view Basic Expenses in Shanghai. For a description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.
To apply, please complete the following steps:
- Complete Fudan's online application
- Once application is accepted (takes two to three days) log into Fudan application and you will see a "Print" button, print application.
- Submit your Fudan application with photo attached, passport copy, and official transcripts to Alicia Peña in Serra Hall 315.
- Concurrently, open an application through our GoInternational website
Students are encouraged to attend events sponsored at Fudan University throughout the semester. These include and are not limited to plays, concerts, cultural shows, recreational activities, student organizations!
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES