Non-degree Programs | Incoming Exchange Students
 
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The answer is regretfully no. Without an exchange agreement, the International Student Office at Fudan will not be able to admit you and waive tuition at the same time. We suggest you apply as a self-paying student instead.
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After we receive your coordinator's email, we will inform you of the steps to be taken in order to be admitted as an exchange student. That will happen after applications open, in March and September respectively. Please make sure that you complete the online application before the deadline when the system closes. Meanwhile please check our webiste for courses you can take.
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At Fudan the undergraduate and master enrollment systems are different. If this mistake is not corrected it will affect the courses you can take. If you have completed the online application, you are not able to change that piece of information. You can email us about this and we will tell you what to do.
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1. Please fill in your name as it appears on your passport.
2. Upload a head-and-shoulders picture of you in JPG format. 
3. Upload a copy of your passport, your transcript of academic records, and certificate of enrollment issued by your university.
IE works best to do the uploading job.
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Admission and visa documents are issued in June and December by the ISO, and then mailed to your coordinator.
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When you finish the online application, the staus is 'Review by Faculty'. When it changes to 'Review by ISO', that means our school has finished the review, accepted your application and forwarded it to the ISO for issuance of your admission documents, which are usually done at the end of May or November. Then you can get the admission and visa documents in the first half of June or December.
Don't worry if you don't receive any email from the application system. You may log in to check your application status from time to time, and if anything goes wrong we will contact you.
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You do not need to apply again. Sometimes it is accepted if both the old and the new passports are submitted together with the admission documents. Please find out. If this does not work we will contact the ISO so that new documents can be issued.
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You can stay at the Foreign Students Dormitory (for foreign passport holders with student visa) on campus or live off campus. For dormitory information, please visit http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/downloads/fxlzyjxjz20121012.pdf. On that page you may also find off-campus accommodation recommended by the ISO.
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A: The link is http://www.fao.fudan.edu.cn/1619/list.htm for undergraduate coruses. Please note that we allow undergraduate students to take master-level courses offered by our school: http://www.econ.fudan.edu.cn/ema/detail.php?id=25.
Exchange students at SOE are required to earn at least half of their Fudan credits from SOE.
Please also note that the FAO website, except for the course information, is for university-level exchange students. So if you find any notices on this website please remember they address the university-level exchange students, not exchange students of SOE. For example, the university-level exchange students' student numbers are posted on the FAO website quite early but our school's exchange students get the student numbers in the email after they are issued.
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Fudan University’s calendar is issued in May every year and dates vary. When we have the calendar we will post the important dates in the calendar section of the FAQ. To get a general idea about the dates, usually the fall semester starts in early September and lasts 19 weeks to end in mid Jan. including 17 weeks of lecturing and 2 weeks of exams. Usually the ema courses in the fall semester are finished before Christmas, but most of the undergraduate courses  are not. If you want to go home for Christmas please pay attention to the planned exam time of each course you want to take.  Similarly the spring semester usually starts in late Feb. and lasts 19 weeks to end in early July inlcuding 17 weeks of lecturing and 2 weeks of exams. However, the ema courses in the spring semester are finished before the end of May, but most of the undergraduate courses are not. When registering for courses please make sure the exam date of each course is before your planned departure date.

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By entering the code you can immediately find the program you are supposed to enroll in. Please find the code in our information sheet.


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Fudan University's Foreign Students Dorm is for students holding foreign passports with a student visa.

If you want to stay at the Foreign Students Dormitory on campus, you will need to book a room online at http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/en/house.htm. The date when the booking starts will be posted on the website of the ISO, usually during the summer vacation/winter vacation. Before booking please read carefully the Introduction to the Foreign Students Dormitory and the Accommodation Regulations on the ISO website.

Further directions:
  • To book a dorm room a general advanced student will need to input his/her Student Number, and a senior advanced student will need to input his/her application number which starts with a letter c and can be found in the admission notice.

  • When you book a room, you should choose a check-in date. Your room will be kept for you for three days from this check-in date. If you fail to check in on time, your reservation will be cancelled. After you book online, you will receive an email telling you whether the reservation is successful and how to proceed with payment.

  • Students living in the dorm are not allowed to check out or change for another room within the semester.
  • After your reservation, if you choose not to live in our dorm, there will be a fine of RMB 800. Please think carefully before you book a room.

  • If you need assistance with your booking, please contact:
    Tel: 86-21-65643407 / 86-21-65643413
    Fax: 86-21-55076831
    E-mail: xs_zhou@fudan.edu.cn

  • The Reception Desk of the Fudan Foreign Students Dormitory is open 24 hours a day. You can check in any time after you arrive. Tel: 86-21-65643407.
      
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As the number of dorm rooms is limited and they may run out very quickly, you are advised to directly call the phone number indicated on the ISO website to solve your problem. We won't be able to do it as the dorm buildings and the booking system are not run by us.
Please note that dorm rooms are very hard to get, as the degree students and university-level exchange students will be the first batch to book the rooms and you as department-level exchange students will book in the second batch. It is a good idea to reserve early with one of the accommodation providers recommended by the ISO instead of waiting to reserve a dorm room just weeks before your arrival. Or you can consider renting an apartment after you arrive.
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After the admission documents are issued by the ISO, Fudan University's Undergraduate Education Office will issue the student numbers of all incoming undergraduate exchange students. About three weeks before the registration date an undergraduate exchange student can get his/her student number here: http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/QueryStuNo/. 
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上海市杨浦区武东路路57号复旦⼤大学外国留学⽣生公寓+Building No-Room No. Postcode邮编: 200433. 


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You can buy an internet card at China Unicom Fudan North Gymnasium branch office with your passport. With this you can have China Unicom Wi-Fi access for one device. If you need more than 1 device connected at the dorm, please buy a router on campus, or bring a router from home. There is free Wi-Fi at the lobby of the main building of FSD (kindly ask the reception desk for username and password), and in other parts of the campus such as dining halls, classrooms and libraries there is also free wifi. 


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There are self-serviced washing machines on every floor of the main building of FSD, the basement of Supplementary Buildings No. 2, 5, 8 and the basement of AYC Building No. 1, 4. You can use them by inserting coins. The fee is 4 yuan per use. The self-serviced dryers are at the 1st and 12th floors of the main building. For these you will need tokens to be purchased at the laundry shop in the basement of Supplementary Building No. 4. The staff in the laundry shop does laundry too: Each wash is 20 yuan including drying. 


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Please ask for help from the reception if you stay at the FSD. It is the best and fastest way to solve your problem.


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According to the ISO, it is highly recommended that you hold an X1 or X2 visa to enter China, within one week before the registration date. Please note that as a student you will have to hold a student visa when you register at Fudan.
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Please read the ISO's booklet. If your stay is just 3-4 months the ISO will not help you get the residence permit which is actually multiple-entry. However, during your stay if you have a legitimate reason for a second entry please consult the ISO after you arrive.
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Yes, we can mail the documents to the address you want, and you can apply with these documents in any place that has a Chinese embassy or consulate for visa .
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Please visit this page of Fudan FAO's website: http://www.fao.fudan.edu.cn/32/c4/c1614a12996/page.htm
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The visa you applied for is single-entry. And as you have not registered yet you cannot apply for the residence permit. When such things happen, please contact the ISO right away so that they can help you get a new visa.
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The Drom’s address is 57 Wudong Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai.
From Shanghai Pudong International Airport to the Dorm:
  • Taxi will cost around RMB 180 before 22:00 and RMB 230 after 22:00. The ride is about 50 minutes.
  • Option 2: From 6:30-23:00 you can take Airport Express Line 4, get off at Wujiaochang Station (RMB 20), and then take a taxi to the destination (around RMB 14). It will take about one hour.
  • Option 3: You can first take the Maglev Train at the airport, get off at Longyang Road (around RMB 40 with your plane ticket, 6:45-21:40) and then take a taxi (around RMB 60-80).
  • Option 4: Take Metro Line 2 at Pudong Airport, change to Metro Line 10 at East Nanjing Rd. Station, and get off at Jiangwan Stadium Station. The fare is RMB 7. Then take a taxi to get to the Dorm (around RMB 14). Please note that for Line 2 the metro trains operate during 6:30-21:00 and Line 10 trains heading from East Nanjing Rd. towards Jiangwan Stadium operate between 6:45-22:00.

From Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to the Dorm:
  • A taxi ride will cost around RMB 100 before 22:00 and RMB 130 after 22:00 and take about 40 minutes. Or you can take Metro Line 10 at the airport, get off at Jiangwan Stadium Station (RMB 6), and then take a taxi (around RMB 14). The first train arrives at the airport at about 6 am and the last one at about 10 pm.
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For information about transportation in Shanghai, please visit this page of Fudan University FAO's website: http://www.fao.fudan.edu.cn/19/7e/c1620a72062/page.htm
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The local transportation card can be bought at the post office close to the main entrance of Fudan University. When you buy it you can load value to it at the site. At the end of your stay, you can return the card to the post office to get the remaining amount back. Please bring the passport and they may charge 5% for the withdrawal of the remaining amount. Please note that in Shanghai you can use the iPhone wallet to pay for bus and metro rides, and the Metro大都会 app on an android phone to pay for metro rides, if you have a local debit card, or you can use Alipay or WeChat pay.

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Yes. If you don’t have your passport you won’t be able to check into a hotel. 


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http://english.ctrip.com, but you will need to collect your tickets with your passport at a staffed counter of a railway station. Shanghai Railway Station is closer to Fudan but usually high-speed trains leave at Hongqiao Railway Station, which can be reached via Metro Line 10. If you need to collect the tickets just before your departure please make sure you leave enough time for that.


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6 credits per semester is our minimum requirement, but there is no upper limit. We expect to see most of the courses an exchange student takes are offered by our school.
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Please read the calendar file you get in the email. Generally exchange students will enroll in courses online after they register at our school. The course enrollment system will close by the end of the second week of the new semester. Undergraduate exchange students can take our school's EMA courses. Please make sure that both the master-level courses and the undergraduate courses you have enrolled in online are included in the course registration form. The registration form should be submitted by the deadline and will be the basis for the final transcript. An undergraduate exchange student will receive two transcripts after completing the courses: one generated by the Fudan undergraduate course enrollment system, and the other prepared by our school listing your grades of the master courses not covered by the system.
Master students will get only one transcript.
Exchange students can take the first two weeks to sit on courses to make up their mind.
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Yes. Our school offers Chinese language courses, and so does the Department of Chinese Language and Culture.
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Undergraduate exchange students enroll in Fudan's undergraduate courses online with their student number at xk.fudan.edu.cn. There you can find courses offered by our school and other departments of Fudan. 

 

Master-level exchange students enroll in courses online with their student number at http://www.gs.fudan.edu.cn/gsenglish/. 


Whether you are an undergraduate or a master exchange student, please submit your course enrollment form in word format to econ@fudan.edu.cn by the deadline, which should include every course you take at Fudan.


Every exchange student is expected to earn at least half of his/her Fudan credits from our school.

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No for master students. For undergraduate students there is an option to drop at mid term by paying for each credit dropped. We suggest you think carefully during the first two weeks so that you will not need to drop any course after the system closes. 
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The score of an undergraduate course is available five working days after the exam date. For the other courses an undergraduate student takes, such as the master-level courses, the transcript will be provided around the end of the second week of the following semester. Master students will get their transcripts around the end of the second week of the following semester. 

Undergraduate students can check the undergraduate grades at ehall.fudan.edu.cn and master students the master grades in the course enrollment system. For undergraduate students taking the master courses you can ask the TAs for your grades or wait for your official transcripts, because master grades of undergraduate students are not entered in either the undergraduate or master systems. 

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At Fudan, students get A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F. F is failure. 
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After the admission documents are issued by the ISO, Fudan University will issue the student numbers of all incoming non-degree students. About three weeks before the registration date an exchange student can get his/her student number here: http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/QueryStuNo/.  
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You may find this link useful: http://www.fao.fudan.edu.cn/1619/list.htm, which provides a list of Fudan's English undergraduate courses and the syllabi. If a syllabus is outdated, please ask the professor for it during the first lecture. If the professor uses Fudan's elearning system (elearning.fudan.edu.cn), you are automatically included after you enroll and then you can access the teaching materials. 
If you need the syllabus of one of our school's English master courses that you can't find on our website please email us. 

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Elearning is used at Fudan to facilitate teaching and administration of programs. Please visit elearning.fudan.edu.cn to log in. Notices for exchange students will be sent via elearning, and your professors will distribute teaching materials through it. If you are not in elearning for a particular course, please ask the TA for help. For the activities organized for exchange students, you will need to sign up in elearning.
However, please note that elearning is not the platform to register for courses. 
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Each professor has his/her own attendance policy. Please make sure you know all the updated assessment requirements. 

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At Fudan University one credit hour’s teaching is 45 minutes. Most content courses are 2 credits providing 36 credit hours teaching, or 3 credits providing 54 credit hours teaching. The master short courses are 1 credit each. The schedule of a short course may conflict with your other courses and so please make sure you check the attendance policy of each course and ask for leave for your absence.


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Please consult your home university coordinator about the credits transfer. 


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The username is your student number while the password is the last 6 digits of your passport number (if it contains any letter, please substitute with 0zero). Undergraduate students log in at http://xk.fudan.edu.cn/en_xk/login.action for course enrollment, elearning.fudan.edu.cn for notices, activities sign-up and the course management platform. For master students, the course enrollment is at http://gsras.fudan.edu.cn/ssfw/login_en.jsp.


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You can find the course codes at the course links in the information sheet. 


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Please see the schedule. For undergraduate students the deadline for dropping courses online is several days ahead of the adding deadline. Undergraduate students enroll in master courses by filling in the course enrollment form. Make sure you check your enrollment before the system closes, because if you have enrolled in one course by mistake and are not aware of it, then you will get an F on your transcript. If you think you are enrolled in a course but actually you are not, you won’t get the grade even if you complete all the assessment. 

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No. If there is time conflict the system allows you to choose only one of them. 


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Before the enrollment period ends, students are free to add or drop courses. It is possible that some students will drop the course and so you can register. Increasing the capacity is not an option for most of the courses. So there is no guarantee that you will get every course you want. 


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If all of your courses and examinations are ended, we can issue a Certificate of the End of the Courses. You can apply for refund from the Foreign Students Dormitory with that.
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The transcript will be issued no later than the third week of the following semester. We will send it to your home institution by email.
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You can go to Room 107, Building 10, Handan Campus to cancel the card and get the remaining amount back.
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If your university has a departure form that needs to be filled in by us, please come to our office before you leave.
Also remember to return any borrowed books to the library before you leave.
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H6509 stands for room 6509, located on the 5th floor of the 6th Lecturing Building on Handan Campus.

H(D): Handan Campus; 

F: Fenglin Campus, which is far from the main campus on Handan Road 

Z: Zhangjiang Campus, in Pudong 

J: Jiangwan Campus, near the main campus

G(H)D = east sub-tower of Guanghua Building;

G(H)X = west sub-tower of Guanghua Building;

HQ = Journalism School Classroom Building; 

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Of course. To log in, please choose fduwireless and input your student number as the username. The password is the last 6 digits of your passport number.
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Please follow the notice on the ISO website and take pictures in Room 107, Building 10. You can get the e-campus card instantly. 

You can top up the card in cash at the cashier’s window of the dining halls during lunch hours. You can also top it up in WeChat. The instructions can be found in the Resources section in elearning. At the end of your stay, if there is still money in your e-campus card, please go to Building No. 10 during the working hours to have the money back in cash. But after that the card will be invalid. Or you can use the balance to purchase gifts at the university’s gift shop, which is located at the main entrance of Fudan, open 9 am-7 pm.

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Yes. You can read in the reference rooms and borrow books. Please remember to return the borrowed books before you leave.
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Yes. The university buses connecting the Handan campus with the other three stop at the main entrance. Some lines are free and some charge around RMB 3 per trip. Please show your E-campus Card or your Student ID when getting on the school bus. You can find the timetables at the stops or online.
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For information about sports facilities at Fudan and in other parts of Shanghai, please visit this webpage of Fudan University's FAO: http://www.fao.fudan.edu.cn/19/82/c1620a72066/page.htm
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For banking information, please visit this page of Fudan University FAO's website: http://www.fao.fudan.edu.cn/19/7e/c1620a72062/page.htm
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For information about hospitals exchange students may consider, please visit this page of Fudan FAO's website: http://www.fao.fudan.edu.cn/19/7b/c1620a72059/page.htm
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Photos are not needed for registration, but you may need some for other purposes. If you don’t have any on hand, on your way from the dorm to Guanghua there is a stationery shop close to FamilyMart where you can have the photo taken. There is also a photo booth close to the entrance of Guoshun Rd., or at the metro stations. 

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Please download the app and register according to the instructions. We have seen international students who registered back home but forgot the password when they were in China, making it impossible to use the account unless they had two Chinese WeChat friends already on their WeChat contact list to verify. Therefore, our advice is you set a password you will be able to remember when registering your WeChat account and link your WeChat account to your email. 


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WeChat is a daily must in China. We use it to communicate, keep in touch, share experiences with friends, and pay for purchases or services. There is a group chat for exchange students every semester because we want to reach you in a fast and efficient way. We will post the announcements in WeChat, eLearning and they will also go to your email. If you have questions that you believe others also have, you can ask them in the group chat. If you have personal questions you can have a private discussion. When you see useful information posted on WeChat, you can “Add to Favorites” so that you can retrieve it later. There will also be WeChat groups for different courses.


Your TAs may set up WeChat groups for the courses.


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You can buy one at the airport after you arrive, or at a telecommunications branch store after you arrive at Fudan.  


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WeChat pay and Alipay require a Chinese debit card to work. You can apply for one at a local bank with your passport. But some banks may not want to open the account for a foreign student who will stay for just 4 months. If you get one you can attach your card to WeChat and Alipay. Then you will be able to pay for small purchases and taxi rides, use shared bikes, top up your e-campus card, all without using cash.