Study Abroad Program Overview
Summer study abroad in Shanghai offers the perfect opportunity to gain understanding of our rapidly changing world, get a first-hand look at what China has to offer, and begin to see what you and others might contribute today and in the future.
Fudan University's International Summer Session allows you to join a global academic community of students and faculty from around the world engaged in study of current events and topics of mutual interest. Gain new perspective through courses in history and culture, society and politics, global and international studies, business and economics, and Chinese language study, set within the dynamic environment of modern Shanghai.
Students attend classes with international students.
Language of Instruction
language study is available at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
early July to early August
"I was able to look into China's economy and business - doing it from within as opposed to from the outside, which is what is taught in the United States. Also, learning Chinese in China was interesting, in that after every class more and more of the language around you could be understood." -- UCEAP Participant, Summer 2016
You will live with international students in a foreign student dormitory or in a shared apartment adjacent to the Fudan University campus. More information on housing
Enjoy cultural activities and excursions arranged by the International Summer School and UCEAP.
UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of study abroad offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. A UCEAP Study Center Director and local staff abroad help students integrate into Chinese culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
See the UCEAP Program Guide
for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, and independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.
The Fudan University International Summer School offers approximately 20 courses taught in English on various subjects, including business, economics, history, environmental studies, globalization, political science, and sociology, all with an international focus or close look at China.
Courses are taught by local and visiting international faculty.
Students may take two Fudan University content courses and a beginning, intermediate, or advanced Chinese language course. Language study is optional.
Use the following resources to learn more:
"I think the Doing Business in China course was a good opportunity because it was focused on China's business environment, whereas most courses at the UC campuses are focused on the U.S.."
--UCEAP Participant, Summer 2016
8 to 12 quarter/5.3 to 8 semester UC units required; two or three courses.
Courses are 4 quarter/2.7 semester UC units each.
If you receive financial aid, you may be required to take 12 quarter/8 semester UC units as a requirement for UC summer funding; see your campus Financial Aid Office for details.
UCEAP students may take a maximum of two Fudan University content courses. Three courses are possible only if you take Chinese language.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Independent study and internships are not possible in this short summer program.
Fudan University, Shanghai
Acclaimed as one of the top universities in China, Fudan University is internationally prominent and considered one of the most comprehensive national universities. It offers a full range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and technology, and management.
Recognized for academic excellence, Fudan University is actively engaged in international student and faculty exchanges. Fudan highly values its tradition of training international students over the years, as well as its relationships with some 200 institutions of higher education worldwide.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
Estimated EAP Costs *
|Summer||5||8 - 12||5.3 - 8||$4,600||$3,000|
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2015-16. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2015-16 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay the same non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
- Round-trip transportation from California
- UC fees
- Tuition at Fudan University
- On-site orientation
- Room and board
- Program excursions and activities
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Study abroad scholarships for China
Chinese Ministry of Education Scholarships
The Chinese government provides scholarships for US students to study at many of the country's top universities. They are offered by the China Scholarship Council under the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). These scholarships cover all in-country costs, including tuition, housing and an appropriate stipend. Find out more
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Fudan University.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: