The Contemporary China Studies Programme provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about and experience present-day China during an exciting one-semester study abroad programme that carries ECTS credits for your study programme at home. The CCSP is a unique learning experience for advanced Bachelor students who are curious about the cultures and lifestyles of Asia, who want to study at a world-class university and who wish to explore the world of business in China in a truly fascinating yet international and accessible environment. CCSP is located in Shanghai, one of the most exciting cities in the world today, and taught in collaboration with Fudan University, one of the most prestigious research-oriented universities in China and ranked 40th in the world by QS. With CCSP, you have a choice of Chinese language courses, English-taught academic courses on a variety of topics as well as an internship in a local organization or multinational company. In combination with regular group excursions and social activities introducing you to traditional Chinese culture, CCSP is a multi-disciplinary academic programme that provides in-depth theoretical and practical perspectives on China’s emerging status as a global power.

Why CCSP?

  1. Live in an amazing and vibrant city
  2. Study at a world-class university
  3. Experience the world of business in China

Top University

The Contemporary China Studies Programme is taught at Fudan University, one of the most prestigious, research-oriented universities in China. In the most recent QS ranking of world universities, Fudan University is ranked as the 1St university in Shanghai and 40th worldwide. There are 30.000 students at Fudan, including 5.000 international students.

The School of Social Development and Public Policy, which host the CCSP programme, is one of the global strongholds in teaching and research in the social sciences. Its international partners include Harvard University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Trinity College and many others. Ten percent of the School's students are international students, from the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Nordic countries. CCSP lecturers have extensive experiences doing academic research and teaching at prominent universities in China and abroad, such as Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of Washington-Seattle, and GeorgiaTech. Local business leaders and professional experts from various organizations are invited to present case studies.

Campus life

With 30.000 students including 5.000 international students, Fudan is not only the best but also one of the biggest and most international universities in Shanghai. As an international student at Fudan, you have access to any of the student associations at the university, as well as to all its other facilities such as canteens, libraries, and sports venues.

Amazing city

Shanghai: wow!

Shanghai is no doubt one of the most exciting cities in the world today. The city is at the epicenter of the unprecedented Chinese surge towards economic development, technological innovation, and cultural renaissance. Shanghai is where East meets West and where the old and new merge in spectacular fashion. No effort is spared to show that Shanghai has become one of the most marvelous and vibrant metropolises of this world. And with one million foreign residents, Shanghai boasts state-of-the-art international facilities, and boundless opportunities to make new friends, build professional networks and explore future employment opportunities. A study semester in Shanghai is great for your CV. No wonder Shanghai is rapidly becoming one of the world's most popular study destinations for international students.

Life in Shanghai

Life in Shanghai is amazingly exciting and diverse, yet convenient and safe. As one of the biggest and modern metropolitan cities, Shanghai never sleeps. It is a melting pot of oriental and western cultures, of old and new traditions. Shanghai offers you myriad options when it comes to entertainment, shopping, bars and restaurants, sightseeing, concerts, and shows. It is quite possible to live a life very similar to that in any major European metropolis. You can also choose to live like the locals. Chinese food is good and cheap. The local shops sell all sorts of things you will never find in Europe, often inexpensive.

Intern option

The Contemporary China Studies Programme is designed to maximize your opportunities to learn about AND experience present-day China during your 4 or 5 months sojourn in Shanghai. A choice of academic courses, all taught in English by prominent Fudan University professors and lecturers, provides you with theoretical and academic knowledge on recent developments in China in areas such as culture and society, business and economics, politics and diplomacy. The language course taught at beginners and intermediate levels, allows you to get a taste of what it takes to speak and read Chinese or improve your language skills if you have already started to learn the language. And an internship provides a unique chance to understand how it is to work in a company in China and develop new professional skills. In combination with regular group excursions and social activities introducing you to traditional Chinese culture, CCSP is a multi-disciplinary academic programme that provides in-depth theoretical and practical perspectives on China's emerging status as a global power.

Programmes taught in:
  • English
  • Chinese

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