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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese (Mandarin), History, International Studies, Political Science Minimum GPA Required: 2.75
Language of Instruction: Chinese (Mandarin), English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, On Campus Dormitory
Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Fudan Univ.

Fudan University is located in Shanghai, China's largest commercial and financial district, but the university is set within peaceful and appealing surroundings with close proximity to the Huangpu River, bustling shopping districts, marvelous architecture and numerous historical monuments.

With direct immersion into Chinese language, culture, business and history, Fudan offers a unique, high-quality education well-suited for students who want to study Chinese language and culture.

To Apply:

Students must have at least a 2.75 GPA to apply.  Applicants should complete the online VCU application and submit it to VCU Education Abroad by April 15 for the fall and full year semesters and October 15 for the spring semester.  Students must submit an academic reference, VCU transcript, and a copy of the identification page of the student's passport.

Once nominated by VCU Education Abroad, students must complete the Fudan online application for foreign students.  For application guidance, contact Sarah Carrier at


VCU students may participate in the Chinese language intensive program or the English elective program. Students who are fluent in Chinese may have additional options available. Courses include midterms and a two week exam period at the end of each semester, although some exams substitute essays or papers. Exchange students can choose to study for the fall, spring, or full academic year.

Transfer of credit:

Students must earn the equivalent of a C grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students are required to take the necessary steps to ensure that transcripts are received from the university upon return to VCU. The Overseas Students Exchange section of the Foreign Affairs office at Fudan will be responsible for the transcripts for exchange students.

Academic calendar:

Fall Semester: September until mid or late January

Spring Semester: mid-February until mid-July


Students can apply for accommodations online in the international student's dorm building. University-administered housing is not guaranteed. There are also numerous apartments within walking distance of campus. The Fudan office will do its best to help students find private housing if university housing is not available.

Tuition and fees:

Tuition for VCU students is based on VCU tuition and fees. Room and board are paid directly to Fudan. Cafeteria meal plans are available.


Orientation will be held during the first week of the semester. Students will have a two-hour orientation on Fudan and campus life, a campus tour and dinner. Students will also have a Chinese language exam.

Travel information:

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements, including transportation from the airport to Fudan University. Directions from the airport to the university will be included in the admissions package. Students are responsible for obtaining a student visa. When you receive the application package, you should go to the consulate and apply for a student visa with the second form. Bring the second form with you when you come to Fudan.

Visit the website for more information about Fudan University. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Registration Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/15/2019 11/15/2019 TBA TBA