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Fudan University

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Established in 1905, the Fudan University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Shanghai (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Fudan University (FDU) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Chinese higher education institution. Fudan University (FDU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 119-year-old Chinese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FDU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Fudan University's Control Typepublic


Fudan University's Entity Typenon-profit


Fudan University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Fudan University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) 复旦大学
Acronym FDU
Founded 1905
Motto Scientia et Studium, Quaestio et Cogitatio
Rich in Knowledge and Tenacious of Purposes, Inquiring With Earnestness and Reflecting With Self-practice
Colours Blue
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University Location

Address 220 Handan Road
200433 Shanghai
Fudan University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Fudan University Phone Number +86 (21) 6564 2258
Fudan University Fax Number +86 (21) 6511 7298

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Fudan University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Fudan University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Fudan University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Fudan University.

Fudan University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Fudan University's admission information.

Fudan University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Fudan University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Fudan University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Fudan University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Fudan University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Information for international students at Fudan University:

  • Fudan University is among the pioneer institutions in China to enroll international students, admitting approximately 7000 students from over 130 countries and regions annually.
  • Regarding national cooperation, Fudan has established collaborative programs with more than 446 universities and institutes across nearly 50 countries and regions.
  • Currently, Fudan has signed cooperation agreements with 446 universities and institutions in 46 countries and regions globally.
  • Examples of partnerships include collaborations with prestigious universities such as MIT, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, UCLA, LSE, and Groningen.

Fudan University's Admission Office Admission Office

International Students Office, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road
Shanghai 200433
(21) 6564 2258

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Fudan University.

Fudan University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Fudan University has an enrollment range of 35,000-39,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Fudan University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 3,000-3,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Fudan University's Control Type Control Type

Fudan University is a public higher education institution.

Fudan University's Entity Type Entity Type

Fudan University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Fudan University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Fudan University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Fudan University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Fudan University's main facilities:

Fudan University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Fudan University's Library

  • Fudan University Library (FDUL) was founded in 1918 and is comprised of five libraries: Arts & Humanities Library, Science Library, Medical Science Library, Zhangjiang Library, and Lee Shau Kee Library. The total building area is 66,137 m2.
  • As of the end of 2017, the library's collections included 5.46 million volumes, consisting of 4,247,000 thread bound ancient Chinese books, 1,217,000 books in other languages, and 589 databases.

  • The library features thirteen book banks, four borrowing and reading rooms, three book circulation departments, twenty reading rooms, and three study rooms for students, with a total of 3,000 study places.
  • The library is open 112 hours a week and serves 6,000 person-times on a daily basis. The staff consists of 193 individuals, including 6 professors, 32 associate professors, and 89 persons with medium-level qualifications.

  • FDUL serves as the host of the National and East China Centre of Foreign Textbooks, Central Book Bank of Imported Foreign Social Science and Humanities Books, and Scientific and Technological Novelty Research Center.
  • The library also hosts the Scientific and Technological Novelty Research Center (Computer Science and Biology) under Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, Secretariat of National Medical Science Literature Retrieving Teaching and Research Committee, Library Science Master Program, and Secretariat of China Index Association.

  • The computer integrated management system of FDUL was changed to Aleph 500 in August 2008. In addition to regular borrowing services, the library provides services such as Dialog Internet Retrieval, e-Resource Retrieval, Interlibrary loan, Document Delivery Service, Reference Services, Novelty Search, User Training, Cassette Copy, Audio-Visual and Multi-media Reading, and Literature Information Retrieval Courses for all kinds of users.

Fudan University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Fudan University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

  • Badminton court
  • Basketball court
  • Dance studio
  • Fitness room
  • Football field
  • Handball court
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Table tennis house
  • Volleyball court
  • Track-and-Field Ground

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Fudan University's main services:

Fudan University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Fudan University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Fudan University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Fudan University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Fudan University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Fudan University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Fudan University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Shanghai Municipal Education Commission

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • Universitas 21 (U21)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook


Twitter X (Twitter)


YouTube YouTube

Fudan University's YouTube channel Fudan University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram


LinkedIn LinkedIn

Fudan University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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