Dual degree - Europe and Asia in global affairs - Fudan University
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School of International Relations and Public Affairs
Fudan University at a glance
Founded in 1905, Fudan University has been being one of top universities in China and well-known in the world. Its name "Fudan", literally meaning "(heavenly light shines) day after day", indicates inexhaustible self-reliance and industriousness. It is located in a cosmopolitan global city, Shanghai, also an important economic center of China and the world.
As one of 29 schools and departments in Fudan, School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) is a leading school in international relations, political science and public administration in China. It aims to train the best talents for state and public affairs, and potential academics. The subject of international relations in SIRPA is ranked in the most first level in China. It attracts hundreds foreign students in different level from undergraduate, master to PhD, and various exchange program participants.
Key figures of Fudan University:
- 29 schools and departments
- 2,481 full-time teachers and researchers
- 26,792 full-time degree students
- 2,812 foreign students
- Thousands of research centres and institutes
A high standard multicultural devoted to European, Asian and Global issues
The Europe and Asia in Global Affairs dual degree is available to all students who are interested in analysing European and Asian studies from both comparative and international relations perspectives.
For those who intend to focus on the first dimension, the dual degree provides the framework to compare Asian and European dynamics from an institutional (regionalism), geo-strategic (security issues), or historic (history in regards to memory) angle.
For those who prefer to focus on the second, the dual degree will look at how these two regions integrate into the global system and how they interact with third parties such as the United States. It will also help to understand the different approaches Asians and Europeans have regarding questions of world governance (financial stability, climate change).
The European Union sees Asia as the new frontier of its international policies due to the important challenges it faces on an economic (search for new markets) and a geopolitical level. This dual degree is aimed, at the same time, at European specialists who would like to deepen their understanding of Europe through comparing it to Asia, at Asian specialists who aspire to strengthen their understanding of Asia in relation to other regions, at International relations specialists eager to acquire a more specific insight on the challenges and content of Europe-Asia relations. The students enrolled in this dual degree will benefit from the research network between Sciences Po and Fudan University in terms of international relations.
Graduates of this dual degree have access to a wide range of career openings in European affairs in Europe or elsewhere in the world. They may apply for civil service positions and assignments directly on completing the master and for the European civil service after sitting an EPSO civil service examination. Some graduates choose to work in the private sector, in companies, consulting firms or lobbying groups. Still others join think tanks or research institutes or undertake a PhD with the aim of specializing in research.
Programme of studies
The Dual degree Sciences Po – Fudan U on Europe and Asia in Global Affairs lasts two academic years. The first year will be spent at Sciences Po, in the Master European Affairs, specialisation "Europe and Asia in Global Affairs" and the second year will take place within SIRPA at Fudan University in the Degree International Politics, specialisation "Europe and Asia in Global Affairs" .
Students remain enrolled in both institutions for both years; they will therefore benefit from all the students' services (free access to library, student unions, career services …).
Courses are multidisciplinary and students will have International Relations, History, Economics, Law, and Political Science with focus on Europe and Asia in Global Affairs. Students will follow two language classes at Sciences Po, preferably chosen within Chinese, French and English.
Assessment will be the same as for the regular students enrolled in the school where the students study.
A two-month internship is mandatory after Semester 2, between June and September.
At Fudan U the students will write a thesis.
Final graduation will rely on the validation by the student of both years of the programme. Therefore, students get a temporary graduation in July at Sciences Po and graduate definitely once all the program is validated at Fudan University too the following year.
Candidates apply directly via the Sciences Po web-site, application online only.
Applications are administered centrally at Sciences Po when they will be examined by a joint admissions board comprising representatives of both Fudan U and Sciences Po. Applicants will be notified by emails and post (for admitted students).
IMPORTANT : In case of admission, no deferral will be permitted.
NB: this application is specific to this programme and may not be considered as automatically valuable to other programmes offered by both institutions.
Attention 1: Applicants holding the nationality of the People's Republic of China (PRC), including students who are already studying at an overseas university (i.e. outside of China), must complete the National Entrance Examination for Postgraduate students in China. For further information about the Examination and about the application process please contact Ms. Liu Qianjie.
Applicants from Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan do not need to take the National Entrance Examination
Documents submitted for the application should be in English or accompanied by a translation. Also the referee form and the personal statement are to be completed in English.
Attention 2: Candidates once examined and admitted by the joint admissions board, they will be demanded to complete the online registration procedure in Online Application and Payment System for International Students of Fudan University, and send original files to Fudan Graduate School before the indicated deadline. This procedure is compulsory to obtain the full admission of this dual degree programme.
Students must pay the tuition fees in the university they actually study in, their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and Fudan U for Year 2).
Fudan University: RMB 80,000Yuan
Fudan University offers 1 scholarship to international students for the year 2 and informs the student during the first year at Sciences Po.
During the first year the international students can also apply to the Chinese Government Scholarship program for Year 2. Information is provided by Sciences Po.
Year 1 at Sciences Po*
Students join the Master European Affairs, with their own track.
Year 2 at Fudan university *
Students must pass the 3 compulsory courses.
A total of 15 credits (language course not included) and the defence of the thesis are required to validate the year.
|Core courses - One compulsory course to be chosen within each focus, the others can be chosen as elective courses.|
Focus A - Chinese Studies
Chinese Public Administration and Public Policy
Focus B - East Asian Studies
International relations in East Asia
Political economy in East Asia
Focus C - Sino-Foreign Relations
Sino-European Relations and EU Politics
Sino-Russian Relations and Russian Politics
Sino-American Relations and American Politics
Global Issues and Global Governance
|Elective courses (at least two, 6 credits)|
International Organization and NGO
International Relations and Theories
Local Governance in Comparative Perspective
Climate Change EU-China
Media and Politics
Language course (Chinese)
Required for non-Chinese students
Dissertation and oral defence (English)