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Sydney partners with Fudan University for new dual degree in Economics

20 November 2018
Opening doors to international business careers
Designed for those who wish to take advantage of growing business opportunities in China, economics students will graduate with two master’s degrees from two of the world’s top universities.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Fudan University today announce an exciting collaboration, offering students the opportunity to earn a Master of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and a Master of World Economy (Globalisation and Chinese Economy) from Fudan University.

The two-year, English-taught pathway will provide students with advanced analytic and quantitative skills, and offer comprehensive knowledge of China in the fields of economics, finance, business and national policies. Students will become experts in Sino-Australian economic relations, with the potential for a successful career in China or at home.

The first of its kind in Australia, the economics dual degree brings together two of the top 50 universities in the world*. It follows a successful model pioneered by Fudan, having launched similar dual degrees with London School of Economics, the University of Groningen, Pantheon-Sorbonne, and KU Leuven.

Professor Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, met with a delegation led by Fudan President Professor Xu Ningsheng last week to discuss the exciting new partnership and other potential collaborations between the two institutions.

"Building on more than 100 years of postgraduate studies in Economics at the University of Sydney, this exciting new partnership with Fudan University brings together advanced training in economics, a deep understanding of the Chinese economy, and the experience of living and studying in Sydney and Shanghai,” she said.

We are confident the dual degree will provide graduates of the program with a strong foundation for success in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
Prof. Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Located in the vibrant financial hub of Shanghai, Fudan University is renowned for its rich academic history, international outlook and welcoming campus culture.

Students will spend one year at the University of Sydney and one year at Fudan University, enjoying the benefits of studying abroad and learning in two culturally distinct environments.  

Affirming the University of Sydney’s commitment to the Asian region, Professor Garry Barrett, Head of the School of Economics said the degree also marked the beginning of a valuable partnership between the universities.

Fudan University is one of the most prestigious universities in our region, and this new pathway for Masters students will enable greater intellectual and cultural exchange between the institutions.
Prof. Garry Barrett, Head of the School, Economics

“The Fudan/Sydney dual degree pathway represents a tremendous opportunity for students of both institutions.”

Applications are now open for 2020. To apply, click here to visit our Master of Economics page where information regarding the Fudan dual degree pathway is located.

About the pathway

The dual degree pathway can be completed in two years full time: Year 1 at the University of Sydney, and Year 2 at Fudan University.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Fudan dual degree pathway is a joint decision made by both institutions. The University of Sydney admission requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in Economics, Econometrics or Financial Economics from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
  • English language proficiency requirements as indicated in the entry requirements 

Learn more about Fudan's entry requirements

* 2018 QS world university rankings