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Fudan University – International Summer Session

Program Terms:

Summer Term


Fudan University was established in Shanghai in 1905, first known as “Fudan Public School”. Mr. Ma Xiangbo, the founder, was a renowned educator at the time, who was hoping to strengthen China through education. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the founding father of China, acted as the director of the board of trustees. Since its establishment, Fudan has been regarded as a symbol of China seeking enlightenment from the Western world. In the 115 years since its establishment, Fudan has been distinguished as the leading globally-focused, research driven university in China. This recognition is reflected by the fact that Fudan has consistently been ranked among the top 3 universities in China and 34th worldwide according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings. Nowadays, Fudan continues its pursuit of excellence and commits to powerful research and education.

Fudan University is home to 13,991 undergraduates and associate degree candidates, 22,232 graduates, 2,946 international students and 3,139 full-time teaching faculty and researchers. Fudan hosts 51 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and members of Chinese Academy of Engineering. (Source: Fudan University International Summer Session website)

Academic Details:

Fudan University has a variety of courses for students to take during the summer session, including courses in History and Culture, Science and Technology, Society and Politics, Business and Economy, Law, Physical Education (PE), and the Chinese language. The courses within these fields range from 1-4 credits. The course list for the summer program can be found below under “Useful Links for Exchange Students.” In some of the content for certain courses, field trips will be organized where students can explore outside of the classroom as a class. Assessments (exams) will be carried out in the final week of the summer session. After successful completion of the course study, students will be awarded a program certificate and an official transcript from Fudan University (Source: Fudan University website).

Housing Details:

Please see Fudan University’s International Summer Session Accommodation page for more details.


  • Sophomore standing
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Useful Links for Exchange Students:

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