UVA in Shanghai: Fudan University is offered through the partnership of University of Virginia, Fudan University, and The Education Abroad Network (TEAN). This program offers students the opportunity to spend a semester or year in Shanghai studying Chinese language for direct UVA credit, while choosing from a variety of English-taught electives for transfer credit.
Symbolic of the entire country perched on the edge of incredible change, Shanghai is the epicenter of the China’s growth and development making this an ideal destination to study abroad. Don’t think it’s all business, though. Shanghai also boasts some of China’s most exciting dining experiences, a thrilling nightlife, great galleries and shopping and opportunities for exploration around every corner. Study abroad in Shanghai and experience the excitement of China's most dynamic city.
Founded in 1905, Fudan University is consistently ranked in the Top 4 of Chinese universities. The campus combines modern China with the traditions and customs of the university's rich 100-year history. Modern towers complement beautiful Chinese gardens and provide a stimulating and contemplative environment for learning. Located in the Yangpu District, north of Shanghai's city center, the university is serviced by the city's extensive subway system. The train station is just a short walk from campus. Student services include: University ID; dining facilities; on-campus security; sports and recreation facilities including table tennis, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball and an outdoor swimming pool; student societies and sporting clubs; and a library, home to an impressive and growing collection of almost 4.5 million copies of literary works.
Students will take a Chinese Language course at Fudan University, which is offered at the Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced level. The Chinese Language program is designed and guided by UVA Prof. Hsin-hsin Liang and students will receive direct UVA credit.
Students will take non-language elective courses taught in English for transfer credit. Elective courses are available in areas such as Marketing, Economics, Management, Accounting, Finance, Sociology, Asian Studies, Journalism, History, Political Science, and more. View past electives offerings at Fudan University: Elective Courses. You can also visit the Academics section of the TEAN Shanghai website for course listings.
Accommodation and Meals
Students will live at the Tohee International Student Mansion, which is an 18-story dormitory-style complex located off-campus within walking distance of the university. Fully furnished and including wireless internet, the apartments are ready for move-in as you begin your semester. A unique feature of the program is the opportunity to have integrated housing with local Chinese students also living in the apartments. The city of Shanghai becomes even more accessible with university students to help provide local insight and inform language practice. The language pledge means only Mandarin should be spoken in your house on certain days of the week. This is another fun way to improve the language skills of you and your roommates. A Resident Director from TEAN provides on-site support to the students for the duration of the program.
Cost and Financial Aid
Students are billed by and pay program fees to TEAN. Fees are subject to change.
Spring 2019 Program Fees Tuition and Services: $11,450
Additional costs that students incur on their own include international airfare, student visa, books, and meals. Information about what is provided in TEAN's fees can be found on the Fees section of the TEAN Shanghai website.
Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid. Any UVA student who attends the program will automatically receive a $1,500 scholarship from TEAN.
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. U.S. passport holders and most non-U.S. passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. TEAN will assist with the visa application process. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor at the International Studies Office for information about re-entering the U.S. at the conclusion of the program.
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.