Study abroad in one of China's most dynamic cities: Shanghai! Situated at the mouth of the Yangtze River on China's east coast, Shanghai's rapid growth over the last twenty years has made it into a truly global city and a major center for commerce, technology, education, fashion, and the arts in Asia. By studying at Fudan University, you will have the opportunity to take courses at one of China's most prestigious institutions of higher learning and experience the rich life of urban Shanghai.
Initially known as "Fudan Public School," Fudan University was founded in 1905. Today, the university consists of 29 schools and departments, with 70 undergraduate disciplines and 225 graduate disciplines. Fudan has an enrollment of approximately 27,000 full-time students and 2,800 international students. Its faculty consists of over 2,481 full-time teachers and researchers, including 1,400 full professors and associate professors, 35 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 50 chair professors and 25 lecture professors of the Cheungkong Scholar Program.
You can receive a full semester of UConn credit on this exchange program, studying in either English or Chinese (Mandarin). For more information on the disciplines you can study at Fudan, click on the following: Course Lists. For courses taught in English you must select "Foreign-Language-Taught Courses" for the appropriate semester. If you are interested in consulting the Course Syllabi, please contact the UConn Office of Study Abroad in order to obtain the appropriate password. Fudan University is AACSB accredited, so Business majors who have met the pre-requisites for a 3000 level business course can take courses for credit in their major. Check also China-Shanghai, Fudan University Course Equivalents. All course information in Chinese is available here.
Courses you take will need to be accredited to get UConn credit. Instructions for this process can be found under "Credit & Grades", Getting Academic Credit on the navigation bar on the left of the Study Abroad Homepage.
On-campus student accommodation is offered (based on availability) in the Foreign Students Dormitory, located in the northeast part of campus. You can choose between single or double rooms in this 23-floor building served by four elevators. Each room is equipped with private bathroom, balcony, air-conditioning, telephone, internet access and cable TV (pay to use). Two kitchens are available on each floor. Located quite close to the student dining hall and gymnasium, the building also hosts the International Student Office (ISO) and Accommodation Office, as well as a supermarket, laundry post office and meeting spaces. The reception desk is open 24 hours. For more information visit the Introduction to Students Dormitory at Fudan. Across the street from the Foreign Students Dormitory, private accommodation is available through the Tohee International Student Village.
Fudan University has a wide variety of student clubs and associations and students are encouraged to participate in at least one activity during their time at Fudan. You also have easy access to the dynamic and diverse cultural life of Shanghai with its many restaurants, museums, historic sites, musical venues,and nightclubs. The city offers numerous public transportation options, including a rapid transit system, which incorporates both subway and light railway lines and extends to every core urban district as well as neighboring suburban districts.