The Fudan University International Summer Session is a 4-week program that combines academic learning and cultural immersion for students from all over the world. You will have the chance to explore China, discover Shanghai and become part of the Fudan community. You will also interact with International students and learn from each other. This program will enhance your intercultural competence, broaden your global perspective, and connect you with peers from all over the world.

Fields of study

  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent

2 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 4 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and the Fudan entry requirements

This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2024 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

If you intend to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. Tuition only will be approximately $4,300 AUD pending nomination from the IGET team($4,750 without).

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.


This program does not provide accommodation. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant 

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued between $3,000 AUD when participating in this experience.

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host Early-Bird: 15 April 2024*
Host: 31 May 2024

*1st batch to enroll in courses, meaning more options in course selection.

Program Dates

4-Week Session
Start: 8 July 2024
End: 2 August 2024*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Shanghai, China
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.