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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing options: Residence Hall Language prerequisite: Yes
Language of instruction: Chinese, English Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
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Fudan University

Please note that this program is only available for non-Chinese citizens. If you are a Chinese national and interested in attending Fudan for the summer, please visit Fudan University International Summer Session

Students will enroll in English-taught course work, with access to a wide range of subjects in a multi-disciplinary curriculum, as well as Chinese language (Mandarin) study from beginner to advanced levels. The program accommodates students with minimal Chinese language background, as well as advanced students.  


Shanghai is China's largest city, and one of the world's largest and fastest-growing metropolitan areas. Although known mainly for its skyscrapers and modern architecture, Shanghai also provides visitors the opportunity to experience a more traditional side of Chinese culture.  Public transportation in Shanghai is efficient and affordable, and students will have ample opportunities to explore the city and its diverse neighborhoods.     

Fudan University was established in 1905 and is one of China's top three universities, so students should expect a high standard of academics, as well as a student body representative of some of China's brightest and most dedicated students. Many of China's most important business and political leaders have pursued their degrees at Fudan University. Both the university and the city will provide fascinating opportunities for students with many varying interests, including Chinese history and culture, language study, business, and politics.

Courses & Credits

The language prerequisite is 1 semester, completed by the start of the program.

Students will enroll in English-taught courses at Fudan University. The offerings are wide-ranging and include psychology, population studies, anthropology, social work, sociology, and more. Students will earn a total of 12-18 UNC transfer credits per semester. We strongly encourage students to enroll in Mandarin language coursework for the duration of their program, as this will greatly enhance their ability to further immerse themselves in Chinese culture. Please refer to this website for English-taught courses in previous corresponding semesters. 

Important note regarding language study:  The Asian Studies Department at UNC cannot guarantee credit for language courses taught at Fudan University. Credit will be dependent on the student's performance on the language placement test given after they complete the Fudan program and return to UNC..

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
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Students attending this program will live in Fudan University's on-campus International Student Dorms, which provide easy access to Fudan's broad range of resources and activities. In addition, Fudan's Study Abroad Office staff have excellent English language ability, and so students with minimal to no Mandarin language skills will be able receive the support they need.

Fudan University provides students with the opportunity to participate in a Buddy Program, which pairs international students with local Fudan students who will help them adjust to life in Shanghai, and provide an excellent opportunity for cultural immersion.  
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs.

The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 09/10/2021
10/05/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 02/10/2022 03/05/2022 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 02/10/2022 03/05/2022 TBA TBA

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