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Fudan University, China (Exchange)

The Program

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, a member of Universitas 21, 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.

The Academics

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.  See the table below for a list of China-Shanghai, Fudan University Course Equivalents. All course information in Chinese is available here.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
No Credit MANA130028 Financial Accounting
ANTH 1093 Foreign Study FORE 110056 Linguistic Anthropology / Language and Culture 3 12/31/2018
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study SOCI130136 Chinese Culture and Religion 3 12/31/2020
BLAW 4893 Foreign Study LAWS 130052 International Commercial Law 3 6/30/2018
CHIN 1193 Foreign Study ICES 110011.01 Intermediate Chinese 3 12/31/2019
CHIN 3293 Foreign Study Advanced Chinese for Foreign Students I 4 12/31/2018
ECON 1201 Principles of Microeconomics ECON130161 Managerial Economics 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2440 Economics of the Global Economy POLI110035.01 International Economic Politics/International Political Economics 3 6/30/2017
ECON 2493 Foreign Study ECON110022 Dynamics of Chinese Economy 3 6/30/2018
FNCE 3101 Financial Management MANA 130004 Corporate Finance/Financial Management 3 12/31/2017
FNCE 4305 Global Finance ECON110024 International Finance 3 12/31/2018
FNCE 4893 Foreign Study MANA 110052 Personal and Business Finance 3 6/30/2018
HIST 1998 Varieties of History PHIL 110026.01 Chinese Intellectual History/ History of Ancient Chinese Thought 3 6/30/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HIST 130141.01 Chinese Civilization/ 3 12/31/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study SOCI110049.01 China’s Social and Economic Transformation 3 6/30/2020
No Credit MANA 130028 Financial Accounting
No Credit MANA11027.01 Projects Evaluation
MGMT 3225 International Business MANA110037.01 Doing Business Abroad/Foreign Business Investment 3 6/30/2018
MGMT 3234 Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion MANA116018.01 Entrepreneurial Development 3 6/30/2021
MGMT 3250 Effective Management Presentations MANA120017 Managerial Communication 3 6/30/2018
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management MANA 1100382 Fundamentals of Marketing Management 3 12/31/2017
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management MANA 130006 Marketing Management 3 6/30/2018
MKTG 3625 Integrated Marketing Communications MANA110043 International Markets Intelligence 3 12/31/2018
OPIM 2001 MIS in Business: a Hands-On Introduction MANA 1300007 MIS 3 12/31/2017
OPIM 3104 Operations Management MANA 110028 OPIM 3 12/31/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI110039 Conflict Resolution and International Negotiation 3 6/30/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI110042.01 China Trade and Security Policy 3 6/30/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI110047.01 East Asian Politics 3 6/30/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI130108.01 Identification and International Relations 3 6/30/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI130145.01 Multinational Corporation and International Relations 3 6/30/2017
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI110039 International Relations 3 6/30/2017
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study SOCI110033.01 China’s Population and Development 2 6/30/2017
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study SOCI130137 Chinese Culture and Society in the Globalization Era 2 12/31/2020
SOCI 3971 Population SOCI110033.01 China’s Population and Development 3 6/30/2020
PHIL 4293 Foreign Study PHIL130048.01 Philosophy of Logics 2 12/31/2021
MGMT 3101 Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior MANA130046.03 Organizational Behavior 3 12/31/2021

The Experience

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.


Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 03/05/2018 07/06/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business, Economics, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3