This is an exciting opportunity for students to study Chinese policy and economic reforms at one of China’s foremost educational institutions. It offers an opportunity to learn about China and provides contact with Fudan students and faculty. China is a country notable for its rich cultural heritage, an earlier record of alternative development strategies, and a growing movement towards market-oriented economic growth that is producing unique developmental challenges.
The interchange takes place over a period of approximately six weeks (mid May to the end of June) at Fudan University’s China Centre for Economic Studies (CCES) in Shanghai. The CCES’s programs in social research are considered to be among the best in China.
The interchange program consists of two one-term (half-course) credits:
MPA-857 Public Policy in China
MPA-858 Dynamics of Chinese Economy
Application for the interchange is made by email submission to the Coordinator of External Relations. Application must be in the form of a Statement of Interest, 100-200 words in length.
Applications must be submitted by mid-January in the year of travel. Applications will be evaluated according to:
Applicants selected to participate in the program will be required to pay a $600.00 program administration fee by March 1st to confirm their acceptance.
Queen’s students may qualify for a Queen’s Exchange Bursary to help meet the costs of their international studies.
Accommodation is arranged mutually between School of Policy Studies and CCES. As much as it is possible, students have a choice between single or shared accommodation. If shared accommodation is preferred, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with another student participating in the exchange program. In the event the student is not successful in making a shared arrangement, it is expected the student will pay for single accommodation as neither the School of Policy Studies nor CCES will be held responsible for the difference in cost and no subsidy can be offered.
Students are responsible for paying their regular Queen’s spring term tuition fees, airfare, food and accommodation, a field trip administration fee, passport and visa fees, and all other related costs. The estimates below provide a rough guide to assist students in planning, but actual costs will vary from year to year as exchange rates, fuel costs and the like fluctuate, and they will vary with student choices.
Development Studies at Queen’s University has produced an excellent handbook for its students: Fudan Handbook.
We highly recommend you take the time to read through it, while ignoring those sections pertaining exclusively to the Development Studies’ student exchange.
Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP)
This policy applies to all University-sanctioned off-campus activities and completion of the related forms and procedures is a pre-requisite to going to China on this interchange.
Must be completed online by each student, submitted through the OCASP Data Warehouse, and approved well in advance of departure by the Interchange Coordinator and the Director of School of Policy Studies.
For further information on the Fudan Student Interchange Program, please contact:
Policy Studies Building, Room 223