Master’s in International Public Policy


Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in International Public Policy 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

In response to the demand for policy analysts and practitioners with an international vision, the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University builds a two-year MA program in International Public Policy (IPP). This program combines multiple strengths. First, China, after decades of rapid development, is now the world’s second largest economy. Besides proliferating domestic demands for policy experts, China has also been an active partner in global public affairs. Second, Shanghai is China’s economic capital and a vibrant global city. It has China’s first Free Trade Zone and will accommodate the headquarter of BRICS Development Bank. Third, Fudan University is a top university in the world. The QS World University Rankings (2013/14) considered it 88th worldwide while it was 23rd and 4th in the independent regional QS Asian University Rankings (2013) and QS BRICS University Rankings (2013) respectively. Its campus hosts the biggest group of foreign students in China.

The IPP program welcomes students with diverse academic background such as social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, among others. The program emphasizes strong analytical capacities, quantitative skills, policy orientation, and an international vision. The training in IPP will prepare students for leadership and analytical positions in public, private, and nonprofits organizations in or out of China. It also sets solid foundation for further Ph.D. studies.

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

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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