Shanghai     2400-3000 CNY/Month     17.6 ℃
International Politics
Degree Type: Doctor
Application Deadline: 2017-08-20
Language: English
Starting Date: 2017-09-01
Duration: 3 years
Tuition: CNY 60000.00
Application Fee Through University: USD 100.00
Application Fee Through CTUAS: USD 100.00


The School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) at Fudan University has a long and distinguished history.

This program has a good reputation in the field of politics in China.

Its achievements in academic studies and talent cultivation have been highly recognized at home and abroad.

This programs adopts the open and interactive methods of teaching, as well as enriches the extracurricular practice, so as to bring up students with theoretical accomplishment and practical skills.



The English-instructed Doctoral Program in International Politics was established by the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) at Fudan University in 2013. The principal goal of the program is preparing scholars and practitioners with a solid theoretical foundation, rigorous research skills, and profound knowledge of both history and contemporary issues of international politics. The program mainly enrolls foreign students, and all its academic courses are taught in English. It is based on the teaching and research of the faculty members from the Department of International Politics and the Department of Diplomacy at SIRPA as well as from Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies (IIS,, a research institution affiliated to SIRPA. The curriculum and doctoral dissertation work in the program center around the following the areas: International Relations Theory, History of International Relations, Great-power Diplomacy, Chinese Foreign Policy, International Organization, Comparative Politics, BRICS Study, International Political Economy, Global Governance, International Security and Religion, etc. The Doctoral Program in International Politics normally requires three to four years of work on courses and dissertation.

Graduation Requirements

The Doctoral Program in International Politics has two phases: coursework and dissertation writing. Each doctoral student must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours of coursework (minimum 9 credits of core coursework, minimum 4 credits of Chinese language coursework, minimum 4 credits of elective coursework, and minimum 2 credits of independent study coursework) and meet Fudan University's minimum GPA requirement for a doctoral degree. Besides completing coursework, students need to pass a qualifying exam and defend their dissertation research proposal in the third semester of their study. The qualifying exam is comprehensive, typically covering theories and history of international relations as well as current international affairs analysis. Each student are required to write a dissertation and pass the oral defense for it. Students in the Doctoral Program may seek advising from faculty in both the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) and the Institute of International Studies (IIS) at Fudan University. Students should publish academic articles in international journals or present papers of good quality at international academic conferences during their doctoral study. The minimum length of study in the program is three year.

Item Amount (RMB/Per Year)
Tuition fee 60000.00 (Approximately)
Medical Examination 500.00 (Approximately)
Insurance 800.00 (Approximately)
Accommodation Fee 20000.00 (Approximately)
Residence Permit 400.00 (Approximately)
Living Cost 25000.00 (Approximately)
Settlement and Other Cost 2000.00 (Approximately)
Not: Medical Examination only need to be paid at the 1st academic year.

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(1) Overall Procedure

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1. Click “Apply Now”

2. Fill in online application

3. Upload all the required documents and Submit your application

4. Pay the application fee

5. Wait for the application results

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(2) Required documents

1. One photocopy of your passport;

2. Passport-size Photos of the applicant;

3. Official transcripts;

4. An official certificate of your highest education; or an official Certificate of Enrollment for the ones still on campus.

5. Two Recommendation Letters from professors in the same academic field (The letters should be written in the blank recommendation form and enclosed in special envelopes with seal);

6. Language Proficiency certificate; (Certificate of HSK for Chinese-taught Programs. Official copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose first language is not English for English-taught Programs)

7. Personal Statement including previous study and work experiences, academic research achievement, planned research proposal, and individual development objective after graduation.

Notice: Note that all Certificates or Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be notarized in Chinese or English editions.



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