One of the oldest and most selective universities in China, Fudan University consists of 29 schools and departments, with seventy undergraduate disciplines. The University confers bachelor's degrees in seventy academic disciplines, and master's degrees in two hundred and twenty five disciplines (with fifty of them established by the University itself), and doctoral degrees in twenty-four Level I and one hundred and fifty-three Level II academic disciplines (with twenty-nine of them established by the University itself).
Fudan has an enrollment of roughly 27,000 full-time degree-seeking students. Another 20,000 study at the schools of Continuing and Online Education. There are nearly 3,000 international students studying at Fudan at any given time.
For centuries a major trading, shipping, and administrative city, Shanghai is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China. This means that Shanghai has not only the modern features of the nowadays metropolis, from spacious shopping malls, extensive Lujiazui skyline, to colorful art and music productions and exhibitions throughout town, but also offers the authentic Chinese cultures with historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple, and Yu Garden. Shanghai is described as the “showpiece” of modern China.
Lists of courses taught in English and Chinese for the past two semesters can be found on the Fudan Exchange Courses page.
no language requirement
must meet pre-requisites for certain courses
Fall: September - January
Spring: February - July
Students on exchange will be expected to live in the international student dormitories or find independent accommodation on their own. NOTE: Two students going on the fall semester exchange to Fudan will be selected to serve as program assistants for the UVA Shanghai First program and mentor the first year UVA students. These students will receive free housing for the semester.
In China, international students are required to live in international student housing. Therefore, students wishing to meet local Chinese students will need to get involved in extra-curricular activities on campus.
UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI Insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.