***Coronavirus Response: Students should consult with their home institutions regarding permission to participate in the Fudan Summer, Fall, and Academic Year 2021 programs.
Hosted by UNCW, NC in Shanghai is an exchange program between Fudan University and institutions in the University of North Carolina system. Full program details can be found on the consortium website: NC in Shanghai
Founded in 1905, Fudan University is one of China’s most prestigious universities. The name “Fudan” literally translates to “(heavenly light shines) day after day,” indicating the inexhaustible self-reliance and industriousness that the university it dedicated to. Located in Shanghai, China, Fudan University has all the benefits of a large city while still also providing students with cultural immersion into the Chinese way of life.
The Surrounding Area
Shanghai is the largest city in the most populous country in the world. With a population of over 24 million, Shanghai is one of China’s and the world’s most well-known cities. Sitting along the Huangpu River, the city boasts both colonial and futuristic buildings and a stunning skyline along the waterfront. Attractions include the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, and much more.
Location............................................................. Shanghai, China
City Population..........................................................20+ Million
In addition to taking classes, the program participants will get several opportunities to learn more about Chinese culture and see surrounding parts of the city. Students can also participate in activities like Tai Chi, a calligraphy course, and learning to make the Chinese dumpling, Jaiozi.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 3.0+ GPA at time of application
- No language requirement for students who wish to take courses taught in English
- Non-UNCW students must have the approval of their home institution study abroad advisor
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Fudan consists of 28 schools and departments, with seventy undergraduate and over two-hundred master’s degree disciplines. Students who study at Fudan can take courses in biology, business, chemistry, communication studies, computer science, economics, history, journalism, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, international relations, management, social sciences, and Chinese (Mandarin) language and culture. Students not proficient in Mandarin can choose from a range of courses taught in English. The Chinese language track offers all levels of instruction.
Students will be housed in either a single or double room with other international students in either the main or supplementary buildings that make up the Fudan Foreign Students Dormitory. Every room is equipped with a balcony, air-conditioning, and Internet access. Participants will share a kitchen and laundry room, and will either have a private or shared bathroom. A mini supermarket, gym, and cafeteria are all located near the international student housing.
Academic Year Dates
Late Early September to Late June
Fall Semester Dates
Early September to Late December
Spring Semester Dates
Mid-February to Late June/Early July
This program is available as an Exchange:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to your home institution, and your room and board costs abroad.
There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
UNCW students may apply federal and state financial aid towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. Non-UNCW students should seek guidance from their home institution regarding financial aid and scholarships.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.