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.
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.
|Political Development in Modern China||Required||Fall|
|Chinese Public Administration||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|
|Grassroots Democracy and Social Movement in China||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.
Course: Political Development in Modern China
Course: International Politics and Theories
Course: Chinese Diplomacy
Course: Chinese Public Administration
Course: Studies of Chinese Foreign and Security Policies
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).
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
- 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
- A statement of purpose
- A writing sample of around 2000 words
- A copy of passport