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Chinese Politics and Diplomacy
Qualification Awarded:
Master's Degree Report mistake
Teaching Language:
English Report mistake
2 Years Report mistake
Tuition Fee:
RMB 50,000 per year Report mistake
Starting Date:
Sep 1 , 2015 Report mistake
Application Deadline:
May 24 , 2015 Report mistake
Application Fee:
USD 150 (Non-Refundable)
Academic Requirement:
Bachelor's Degree Report mistake

Program Description

The English-instructed Master of Arts (EMA) degree program in Chinese Politics and Diplomacy (CPD) was established in 2005 by Fudan University’s School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA). It provides international students with the opportunity to study China’s politics, diplomacy, and administration—in China.

The program’s mission is to enhance both the students’ analytical skills and their knowledge of China. Its purpose is to build a solid foundation for its students’ professional careers. The program admits both degree and non-degree students on a competitive basis.

All academic courses are taught in English.


The EMA degree program requires two years of full-time study. Non-degree students can study for one or two semesters.

Part of the degree requirements are to learn basic Chinese language skills. Students take beginning Chinese for three semesters. The remaining four required courses include Chinese Politics, Chinese Diplomacy, Chinese Public Administration, and International Politics.

All required courses are taught in the Center for American Studies and Wenke Building in classrooms equipped with overhead projectors.

Required courses
Chinese Politics
(Political Development of Modern China) provides students with in-depth historical knowledge of the Chinese communist evolution. It covers major events, debates, policy changes, and political reforms since the founding of the PRC.

Chinese Diplomacy offers an introduction to China’s foreign relations. It examines both historical and contemporary relations. China’s relationship with major nations on key events will be examined by reading international relations theories of both Western and Chinese scholars.

Chinese Public Administration focuses on China’s administrative developments since its economic reform in the late 1970s. Students learn the history, context, and current issues of public administration in China.

International Politics offers theoretical and practical perspectives on international politics. Students will employ theories to describe, explain, and predict international relations.

 Course Category Semester
Political Development in Modern China Required Fall
Chinese Diplomacy Required Spring
Chinese Public Administration Required Spring
International Politics Required Fall
Basic Chinese-I Required Fall
Basic Chinese-II Required Fall
Advanced Chinese-I Required Spring
Advanced Chinese-II Required Spring
Advanced Chinese: Chinese Diplomacy Elective Spring
Studies of Chinese Foreign and Security Policies Elective Fall
Chinese Modern History Elective Fall
International Relations in East Asia Elective Fall
Political Economy in East Asia Elective Fall
Research Methods Elective Fall
Grassroots Democracy and Social Movement in China Elective Spring
Global Governance Elective Spring
International Relations of Northeast Asia Elective Spring
China’s Foreign Economic Policies Elective Spring
Public innovation and mobile governance Elective Spring

Students can also take elective courses from the following schools: Department of Chinese Language and Literature, School of Social Development and Public Policy, School of Journalism and School of Economics.


Zhu, Fang
Course: Political Development in Modern China

Pan, Zhongqi
Course: International Politics and Theories

Xiao, Jialing
Associate Professor
Course: Chinese Diplomacy

Jing, Yijia
Associate Professor
Course: Chinese Public Administration

Wu, Xinbo
Course: Studies of Chinese Foreign and Security Policies

Tuition fee

The two-year tuition is 100,000CNY (about 13,750USD based on the current exchange rate).You can pay by instalment for every year or every semester.


Fudan University offers Fudan Excellent Student Scholarship annually to second-year foreign students based on a university-wide competition. Those students that are self-supported are qualified for competing for this fellowship according to their academic performance. Fellowship application is made in September after the registration for the second year. Every year 10 graduate students get a scholarship of RMB15, 000 for excellence in academic study. Twenty students get a scholarship of RMB 5,000 for excellent performance in specific areas.
(See the scholarship documents in Chinese in "download" area).

The school sets Excellent Performance Scholarship and awards two students every year in October, starting in 2007. The prize is 5,000RMB each. The Scholarship applies to second-year students who are not awarded the University Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded according to the voluntary application, the academic performance (weight 0.8) and the service to the community (weight 0.2).

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to the degree program, you should have completed what Fudan University considers the equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
Grade point average
A cumulative grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) in all prior undergraduate college-level course work is required.

TOEFL or IELTS scores
Applicants should have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 100 or higher, or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6 or higher. Applicants from countries where English is the official language are exempt from this requirement.

Two letters of recommendation

Required Materials

  • One official copy of diplomas for each previous college-level degree program
  • One official copy of transcripts for each previous college-level degree program
  • Two letters of recommendation from tenured faculty (professor or associate professor)
  • Official copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores if applicable
  • Resume
  • A statement of purpose
  • A writing sample of around 2000 words
  • A copy of passport

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Application Materials:

  • 1. Photocopy of valid passport
    With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included
  • 2. Passport photo
    A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant
  • 3. Undergraduate school transcript
  • 4. Bachelor's degree diploma
    Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.
  • 5. English proficiency test certificate
    A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 90 (IBT) or higher; or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 or higher.
  • 6. 2 letters of recommendation
    From senior executives or equivalents
  • 7. A Statement of Purpose
  • 8. Resume
    Written in Chinese or in English
  • 9. A writing sample of 2000 words


Tuition Fee and living expenses

Tuition Fee(RMB) Living Cost(RMB) Total Cost(RMB)
Per Academic Year 50000 28800 - 36000 78800 - 86000
Total (2 Academic Years) 100000 57600 - 72000 157600 - 172000
Note: Living Cost including food, transportation and entertainment; (Living Cost: 2400-3000 per/month)

Other cost

Item Amount
Medical Examination RMB 400-500
Insurance RMB 800
Book RMB 800-1000
Residence Permit RMB 800
Beddings RMB 500
Application Fee RMB 810
Estimated Cost Per Year RMB 3400-3700
Note: Application Fee, Medical Examination and Beddings Fee only pay at 1st academic year.

Total cost

Item Per Academic Year Total (2 Academic Years)
Accommodation Cost(RMB) 16425 - 36500 32850 - 73000
Tuition Fee And Living Expenses(RMB) 78800 - 86000 157600 - 172000
Other Cost(RMB) 3400 - 3700 6800 - 7400
Total Cost(RMB) 98625 - 126200 197250 - 252400
Note: Estimated cost above are calculated by CUCAS just for your reference.

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