Costs and Funding


Queen’s University students pay standard tuition fees to Queen’s for the courses taken through the Semester in Shanghai, in accordance with fees that are posted on the Office of the University Registrar website. You will be enrolled in 6.0 units for the Queen's course, and 9.0 Exchange units. Students are assessed tuition according to their home faculty/school. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar website for details.

Other Fees

Program fee: The program fee of $500 covers the costs of study materials, local field trips, including meals and accommodation, and other services provided by Fudan and Queen’s in connection with the program. The program fee is only payable if you are accept your offer to take part in the program.

ILOP fee: You must pay $60 for an International Letter of Permission. This fee is only payable after you have accepted your offer to take part in the program.

Accommodation: Students pay an accommodation fee of approximately $1,100 for shared accommodation or $1,600 for a single room. This covers the entire academic term from September to December. Rooms have private bathrooms, furniture, security, Ethernet connections, and are located in a modern 20-storey tower on the Fudan campus.

Meals, flights, visas, medical and other personal expenses are not included.


CLIC logoCLIC funding: Successful applicants with Canadian citizenship can apply for Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) funding which typically covers a successful applicant's:

  • accommodation costs
  • health insurance
  • plus a 3000 yuan (≈$600CAN) monthly stipend

AND Queen’s University provides a travel stipend for each approved applicant for $1,000. The total approximate value of this combined funding is $3500. The number of available awards can vary each year and is not guaranteed.

Exchange Bursary: All students may apply for  the Exchange Study Bursary.

We recommended that students arrive in China with ample start-up funds as CLIC payment can in some instances take up to three weeks to be transferred to the student.