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 Spring Semester (Term 2) February–July
Semester 2 Fall Semester (Term 1) September–January

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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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.

Full-time study load

Discipline-focused study (including MBA at the School of Management):

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

Check out available study options at Fudan University, and Chinese language program course info in the "Additional academic information" section. 

MBA course list at the Fudan School of Management (Spring semester/UQ Semester 1 and Fall semester/UQ Semester 2, course profiles are under the "Additional academic information" section). 

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. 

Study areas taught in English

International business
Political science
Business administration

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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 UQ Abroad 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, UQ Abroad 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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.