Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Shanghai, China
- Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: UVA applicants only
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement:||none||Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||Off-campus, University dormitory||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at foreign institution||Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA|
|Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required:||Yes||Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor:||Leah Hicks|
|Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee:||Yes||Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area:||Asian Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Comparative Literature, Economics, Management, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Sociology|
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.
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.
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.
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.