Master’s in Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics Fudan University


Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Comparative Politics 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

Comparative Politics (CP) is a two-year international master program that prepares students to familiarize and analyze various polities around the globe from a comparative perspective. Taught by renowned comparativists and area specialists from Fudan and possibly other prestigious universities, this program offers theoretical resources, analytical skills and practical knowledge not only of Chinese politics, but also of major countries in North and South. Students are expected to leave the program with cross-national insights on 1) state organizations and political institutions; 2) political culture; 3) process and major actors of state governance. This program distinguishes itself by offering an invaluable research perspective tounder stand the world from China’s vintage point and observe how China is interacting with the world. Students of this program can pursue a variety of potential careers, including doctoral-level training, national governments, think-tanks, international organizations and corporations.

About the School of International Relation and Public Affairs (SIRPA)

The School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) at Fudan University has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1923, it had experienced the hardest time of the country and witnessed the comprehensive national reconstruction and development. In 1964, the Department of International Politics founded its roots as one of the nation’s top three departments in the specific area. The reform and opening-up have borne witness to the development of disciplines like Political Science and Public Administration which, along with International Relations, have become the pillar disciplines of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs.

Start Date of the Program

September 1

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

English Proficiency Requirement

  • TOEFL iBT – minimum score 90
  • International English Language Testing System(IELTS) – minimum score 6.5

Application Deadline

April 10

Curriculum (Required Courses)

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Political Development in Modern China
  • Chinese Public Administration

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB70000 per year. The total for the 2 year program is 140,000 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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