Master’s in Chinese Politics and Diplomacy

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Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Chinese Politics and Diplomacy 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

Chinese Politics and Diplomacy (CPD) is a two-year international master program that prepares students with theoretical tool kits, practical knowledge and analytical capacity of Chinese politics and international relations. Taught by established professors and seasoned policy experts with global vision, the program distinguishes itself by its wide array of courses, unique academic atmosphere and first-hand observation of Chinese politics and policies. Students are expected to leave the program with considerable exposure to Chinese state institutions, political culture and diplomatic practices. Upon graduation, they can pursue further training in prestigious academic programs, as well as advance careers in a wide range of public and private institutions around the globe, including national governments, international organizations, transnational corporations,think-tanks and NGOs.

Starting from 2005, CPD has established itself as one of the most prestigious English-taught graduate-level programs both at home and aboard. We accept both degree and non-degree students on a competitive basis. Throughout the decade, hundreds of international students have graduated from CPD program, who are now working as diplomats, government officials, private managers and other professionals. Besides, the program also offers a great opportunity for exchange or non-degree students to experience Chinese culture and politics.

Start Date of the Program

September 1

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

Application Deadline

April 10

Curriculum (required courses)

  • International Relations: Theory and Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Political Development in Modern China
  • Chinese Public Administration
  • Chinese Diplomacy

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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