Fudan University

People's Republic of China

Language of instruction


Fudan University was one of the first modern institutions of higher education in China. It is ranked within the Top 200 universities worldwide. Over the past hundred years, the school has made outstanding contributions to the country by developing talent, innovating in science and technology, carrying forward civilisation, and serving society.

Fudan University is widely known for its campus culture of freedom, rich variety, and forward progress.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 2nd Semester (Spring) February–June
Semester 2 1st Semester (Autumn) September–December

Fudan University is only available for a single semester exchange.

View the Fudan University academic calendar.

Guides and additional information


Fudan University's main campus area, located in Shanghai, consists of the:

  • Handan Street campus
  • Jiangwan New campus

There are also 2 side campuses:

  • Fenglin campus
  • Zhangjiang campus

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

  • Bachelor of International Studies
    Semester 1, 2018
    Organised Chaos; China provides the most rewarding experiences for those who can be comfortable being uncomfortable
  • Bachelor of International Studies
    Semester 1, 2018
    Challenges are learning opportunities; never before had I encountered a challenge of such remarkable beauty and intrigue as that posed by my time spent studying and travelling in China.
  • B. Science
    Semester 2, 2014

Full-time study load

Discipline-focused study:

4 courses per semester at Fudan University is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Chinese Language Program (depends on the level):

18-22 class hours per week for 16 weeks (approx 288 - 352 hours) is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.25 to study at Fudan University (as General Advanced Student or Senior Advanced Student).

To study the full-time Chinese language program at Fudan University, you will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5.

Students looking to study courses taught in Chinese must have new HSK band 6 (score above 220) language skill or above.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Fudan University course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.


Study areas taught in English

International business
Political science
Business administration

Course restrictions

MBA exchange programs at Fudan School of Management:

  • Only available to current MBA or postgraduate Business students with at least 2 years of work experience.
  • Only 1 place in this program is available per semester.
  • Students must have attended at least 70% of classes to be eligible for the final exams. 
  • Chinese nationals (including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan) will not be accepted by Fudan School of Management, unless they have been away from their home country for more than 6 years. 

Students can take courses from multiple faculties, as long as the courses can be successfully applied online. 

Courses in the following programs are not open to exchange students:

  • LLM courses
  • Medical courses
  • Special faculty programs (e.g. International Cultural Exchange School)

Additional academic information

Fudan University has 3 exchange study options:

  1. Chinese Language Students - could ONLY take Chinese Language courses (no other regular courses);
  • Students will be enrolled in a series of courses in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing available at 10 levels from A (beginner) to J (advanced).   
  • Couse details (please scroll down to the "Language Student" section; or download and view the course detail of A-B, C, D, E, F, GH, I and J language classes).
  • Students will need to choose two levels of language class per semester to attend at Fudan (eg: A-B, C-D, E-F, G-H, I-J). 

    2.  General Advanced Students - could take some undergraduate-level courses, plus ONE Chinese Language course;

    3.  Senior Advanced Students - could take some postgraduate-level courses, plus available Chinese Language courses if applicable.

Fudan can host students with Chinese, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, but these students will NOT have access to on-campus housing. 

Cross faculty study is allowed at Fudan (subject to the selected course can be applied online successfully during Fudan course enrolment period).

Fudan University has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Students can apply for accommodation in Fudan’s Foreign Students Dormitory. Places in the dormitory are limited. The International Students Office provides information regarding room options and reservations.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Shanghai can be expensive. There are guides available to help students prepare their budget for their exchange.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students are encouraged to check their eligibility for scholarships available at Fudan University.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

The Chinese government requires international students to purchase health insurance from their host university. More information is available in Fudan’s Handbook of Visa and Accommodation Information.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Fudan University has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Chinese Embassy and Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.