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International Politics

Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Doctoral's Degree
Entry Requirements: Master's Degree or above
Duration: 3 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2024
Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 60,000 per year
Application Fee:
250 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other

General Information

The School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) at Fudan University has newly established an English-instructed Doctoral Program in International Politics. 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 in the vitally important fields of public and international affairs. The program mainly enrolls foreign students, and all its academic courses are taught in English. The curriculum and doctoral dissertation work in the program center around the following thematic 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.
Applicants should have master's degrees in related fields. The Doctoral Program in International Politics normally requires three to four years of work on courses and dissertation. The faculty members have diverse academic backgrounds, and many of them received their Ph.D. degrees abroad.

Requirements for the Doctoral Program

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, each student must write a dissertation and pass the oral defense. Students should publish academic articles in international journals or present papers of good quality at international academic conferences during their doctoral study.


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1. To be considered for admission, you should have completed what Fudan University considers the equivalent of master or higher degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.
2. At minimum, a cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) in all prior undergraduate college-level course work is required.
3. To be qualified, A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of IBT-90 or higher; or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher. Applicants from countries where English is the official language are exempted from this requirement.

1. Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2. Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3. Master's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.
If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4. Transcript of postgraduate school

5.Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

6.Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief.

7.English proficiency test certificate
For example, IELTS or TOEFL, only for applicant whose native language is not English.

8.Statement of Purpose
Around 1500 words, in English. The statement should include previous study and work experiences, academic research achievement, planned research proposal, and individual development objective after graduation.

9.Related transcripts(GPA)
Original or notarized version, in notarized Chinese or English translation.