Fudan University was founded in 1905 and located in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Fudan is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research university with many highly-ranked majors and programs, and is a member of the C9 League, Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

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📚About the Program

Non-degree in Foundation Program at Fudan University (FDU)

The Pre-University Program is an intensive undergraduate preparatory education program for outstanding high school graduates who intend to attend Fudan University to pursue an undergraduate degree. Relying on our rich teaching resources and teaching faculty, the program will comprehensively improve students' fundamental Chinese language skills, academic proficiency in Chinese, and general education abilities through intensive Chinese, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry courses. Also, students can achieve the connection between high school and university courses. The program will also provide undergraduate general education courses for students to choose so that students can experience the campus life and learning atmosphere of Fudan University in advance. Students who perform well, pass the assessment, and pass the undergraduate admission interview, will get the opportunity to be admitted as undergraduates of Fudan University. 


  • According to the Chinese level of the students at the time of admission, the program will be divided into three classes: Class A, B, and C. Class hours are 30 to 36 lessons per week. The standard study period is one academic year.
  • Foundation Chinese, Academic Chinese, Foundation Mathematics and English are compulsory courses. In addition, Physics and Chemistry are compulsory courses for science and medical pre-university students.
  • Students in Class B and C can take up to 16 credits of elective courses (undergraduate foundation courses and general education courses). If being admitted as undergraduates afterwards, students could apply for exemption from the same courses,the credits of which could be counted as undergraduate credits. 
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🏫About Fudan University (FDU)

Fudan has four campuses, covering an area of 2,440,000m2, with the measure of 1,490,000m2 of school buildings. The university possesses 5 national key laboratories and 33 provincial key laboratories. Fudan has 5 libraries specializing in the field of liberal arts, science, and medicine, with over 5,190,000 collections of books. It has 11 affiliated hospitals, all possess advanced facilities. Fudan University comprises 19 schools, 69 departments, 70 bachelor’s degree programs, 229 master degree programs, 187 Ph.D. degree programs. The number of full-time teachers is over 2,700, 745 of them are professors, 795 of them are associate professors, 34 of them are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Fudan has more than 30,000 full-time students, consisting of over 14,000 master’s students and doctoral students, over 14,000 undergraduate students, and over 3,400 international students.

About Shanghai

Located where the Yangtze River Delta and the Pacific meet, Shanghai is the commercial and financial center of mainland China, and ranks sixteenth in the 2013 edition of the Global Financial Centers Index published by the City of London. A pilot free trade zone is located in Shanghai in 2013, which will certainly launch a new round of rapid economic development at the international trading and financial hub. Shanghai now magnetizes thousands of talents all over the world every year by offering countless opportunities. Shanghai is home of the historic Bund, traditional temples, and the proud pioneer of futuristic architecture.

Shanghai has embraced people from different cultures with highest inclusiveness. Over 200,000 foreigners choose Shanghai to be their frequently dwelling place. An increasing number of Chambers of Commerce are set up in Shanghai by businessmen from the U.S, the U.K, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea and many other countries, making Shanghai the ideal place to do transnational business.

Living in University

Fudan University is widely known for its campus culture of freedom, rich variety, and forward progress. Its campus culture is expressed in many dimensions, such as its outstanding school spirit, its rich academic flavor, its ideology of free discussion, the many independent choices available, its open and accepting attitude, as well as many elements of content, such as its more than 2000 lectures and forums per year, several tens of athletic competitions, more than a hundred artistic performances and cultural exhibits, over 310 student clubs, almost 500 social events, extracurricular academic creations by almost a thousand students, over ten thousand instances of volunteerism, etc. The school culture is like soil and air, nourishing generation after generation of the Fudan community. Fudan students, teachers, and alumni consciously protect and cultivate it through extensive participation and experience. This is why the school tradition is carried on, and it is how the Fudan spirit is carried forward—it goes beyond the campus, and influences society. In this process of shared ownership, shared construction, and shared use, an inherent character was gradually cultivated in the Fudan community, consisting of an idealistic mood, social responsibility, and a rational spirit.

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🏠 Accommodation

Off-Campus Accommodations:
International students can voluntarily choose international apartments around campus like Unijia International Student Community (www.unijia.net, booking@unijia.net) or hotels around campus or other housing arrangements as students like.

Unijia International Student Community (unijia@Fudan) is a company operated international apartment located in the south campus area within 10 min walk to the main gate of Fudan with various room type options.

Unijia International Student Community (unijia@College Town) is a brand new community about 20 min bicycle riding from Fudan with various room type options.

The International Student Apartment of Fudan is provided for degree students (who enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program in Fudan) mostly and the availability of dormitory is extremely limited.

The accommodation information is provided for reference. Any decision for booking shall be voluntary and the school shall not be responsible for any dispute or complaint related to accommodation options.

Hotels around campus:
Yanyuan Hotel of Fudan Tel.: +86-21-65115121
Zhengda Hotel of Fudan Tel.: +86-21-65643941
Fortune Hotel No.399, Handan Road

  • You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
  • You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

840 RMB

Tuition fee:

40,000 CNY per year

80,000 USD in total

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 23.

Min Chinese Level (HSK): 3

Minimum education level: High School.

All student except from Nigeria are eligible to apply to this program

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📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Statement of Financial Support for International Students - FDU
  • HSK Certificate
  • Guarantee Statement - Fudan University
  • Guarantor’s Passport
  • Bank Statement
  • No Criminal Record Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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