Master’s in Chinese Language and Culture

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Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Chinese Language and Culture at Fudan University is a 2 year Master’s degree program taught in English.

About Fudan University

Fudan University was founded in 1905 and located in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Fudan is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research university with many highly-ranked majors and programs, and is a member of the C9 League, Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

Whether you are studying Chinese because you are relocating to China or because you want to gain insight into Chinese civilization, history, industry, business or even pop culture, we have something that will interest you. Here the choice is yours. We offer both courses in modern and classical Chinese. Be you a beginner or someone with near native fluency, we have a class for you. For most candidates we suggest our two-year program in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature (DCLL).

About the Department of Chinese Language and Literature (DCLL)

Fudan University’s Department of Chinese Language and Literature (DCLL) was founded in 1925. At present, it also includes the Research Institute of Chinese Language and Literature. There are six teaching and research divisions in DCLL: Modern and Contemporary Literature; Classic Literature; Theories of Art and Literature; Writing; Chinese language; and Comparative Literature. In addition, it has a language lab, a research center for modern literature, and a research center for traditional Chinese culture. The Research Institute of Chinese Language and Literature also consists of six branches: History of Chinese Literary Criticism; Modern and Contemporary Literature; Grammar; Rhetoric; Wu Dialects; Theoretical Linguistics; and Aesthetics. In order to give further strength to our research team, DCLL has established another six research divisions besides the Research Center for Classic Chinese Literature, which is recognized by the Ministry of Education. They include centers for research into Art, Literature and Aesthetics, World Chinese Culture, Film Art, Chinese Contemporary Literary Creation, Speech-Audio Science, and Artistic Anthropology and Folk Literature. Other institutes and research centers attached to DCLL are the Fudan Institute, Institute for Literature of Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the Research Center for Unearthed Literature and Archaic Chinese Characters.

Start Date of the Program

September 1

Entry Requirements

It is required that students provide credentials documenting prerequisite academic work proving the ability to pursue a graduate program in their chosen area of study. To be considered for admission, you should have completed what Fudan University considers the equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants should have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or higher; or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5 or higher. Applicants from countries where English is the official language are exempt from this requirement.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted all the year around.


There is great need for candidates fluent in both English and Chinese in Shanghai. After you graduate, there will be opportunities in business, trade, journalism, education, law, translation/interpreting, government, tourism, and IT. Having an EMA degree and international experience can facilitate entering into some of these professions. Many investors and multi-national companies have established their China and Asia headquarters in Shanghai. In recent years students from the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, and others have made their way to Fudan University in ever increasing numbers to learn Chinese language and culture.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB50000 per year. The total for the 2 year program is 100,000 RMB.


Fudan Foreign Student Dormitory is constituted by the Main building and the Supplementary building. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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