About Fudan University
Fudan University was established in 1905 as Fudan Public School. It was the first institution of higher education to be founded by a Chinese person, renowned modern educator Ma Xiangbo. The school’s name was chosen from the “Biography of Yuxia” in the Classic of History , where the two characters fù (“return”) and dàn (“dawn”) are found in the famous lines “Brilliant are the sunshine and moonlight, again the morning glory after the night,” signifying continuous self-renewal, and expressing the hope that China could become a country with a strong higher education system run by Chinese intellectuals.
Fudan now has an enrollment of 26,792 full-time degree candidates, with a population of foreign students is 2,812. It also has 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.
There are 29 schools and independent departments with 70 undergraduate disciplines, 24 doctoral degree programs of Level I academic disciplines, 153 doctoral degree programs, 250 master degree programs, and 25 post-doctoral programs.
Over the past hundred years, the school has made outstanding contributions to the country by developing talent, innovating in science and technology, carrying forward civilization, and serving society. Students and teachers of Fudan always keep in mind the school motto “Rich in knowledge and tenacious of purposes, inquiring with earnestness and reflecting with self-practice,” maintain the school spirit of “civilized, healthy, united, rousing,” practice the school traditions of being “hard working, rigorous, result-oriented, and innovative,” and develop the Fudan spirit of “patriotic service, academic independence, a diversity of approaches, and pursuit of excellence.” They make great contributions to the liberation and development of the people, the construction and development of the nation, and the civilization and progress of society.
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- Host Institutions usually organize orientation activities for exchange students, with some mandatory, which take place 1 week before the start of the term. As stipulated by the host institution, there may be extra quarantine measures required by the host institution on top of the mandatory measures imposed by the government. You should refer to the acceptance package and pay attention to all the important information provided by your host institution.
- You should only depart after finishing all the final examinations (including resits) since host institutions will not make special arrangement for taking any examinations other than scheduled.
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As stipulated by the host institution, only students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan can be accepted
Students who wish to apply for School of Management in Fudan University are required to have a CGA 3.1 or above. Students who wish to apply for Department of Chinese Language and Literature in Fudan University are required to have no failing courses in HKUST.
Students wishing to apply for this program are required to apply via the central exercise, HKUST Mainland Outbound Undergraduate Exchange Program. Please check details regarding eligibility, language requirements and application process by CLICKING HERE