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Overview

Graduate with two master’s degrees from two prestigious international universities. Designed for students who wish to engage in international business partnerships with China and take advantage of growing business opportunities in the region, this dual degree equips you with advanced analytical and quantitative skills in economics.

The Sydney-Fudan dual degree is a unique program that offers you the opportunity to study at two leading universities in two vibrant international cities.*

First, you will study at the University of Sydney, where you will undertake
rigorous academic training in economic principles, data analysis, and communication in economics.

You will then study at Fudan University in Shanghai, where you will complete English-taught elective units on China’s economy, financial system, and national policies. You will also complete a master’s thesis.

Upon completion, you will be awarded a Master of Economics
from the University of Sydney and a Master in World Economy (Globalisation and Chinese Economy) from Fudan University.

*Available to student visa holders and other eligible international students. Due to Ministry of Education of P.R. China regulations, this dual degree is not available for Chinese citizens, including citizens from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.  

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to apply page for more information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply Now' button on the right hand side of this course page.

Studies at the University of Sydney commence in Semester 1 (February) or Semester 2 (August)

Studies at Fudan University commence in September only. Students completing their studies in Sydney at the end of Semester 2 will have a study gap until the following September. 

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) or Semester 2 (August)

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to apply page for more information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply Now' button on the right hand side of this course page.

Studies at the University of Sydney commence in Semester 1 (February) or Semester 2 (August)

Studies at Fudan University commence in September only. Students completing their studies in Sydney at the end of Semester 2 will have a study gap until the following September. Note: International students may not be able to remain in Australia during this period and will need to check with the Department of Home Affairs about their visa status.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) or Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Our Master of Economics requires the completion of 96 credit points (cp). This dual degree pathway is only available to applicants with a major in economics, econometrics or financial economics, based on which a reduction in the volume of learning of 24 cp will be applied, representing the four core units in the Master of Economics:

  • Principles of Econometrics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Quantitative Tools for Economics

With the 24 cp reduction applied for this dual degree, you therefore need to complete 72 cp as follows:

  • 8 units (48 cp) at the University of Sydney, comprising:
    • 4 core units (24 cp):
      • Microeconomic Analysis 1
      • Macroeconomic Analysis 1
      • Econometric Applications
      • Communication in Economics
    • 4 elective units (24 cp)
      including at least one specialisation.

After completion of one year of full-time study at Fudan University, 24 cp will be credited to your Sydney degree, comprising:

  • 4 compulsory units:
    • Chinese Economy
    • China’s Taxation System and Fiscal Policy
    • Doing Business in China
    • Basic Chinese
  • 2 elective units
  • 1 master’s thesis

Units of Study

Completion requirement

In this dual degree pathway, a reduction in the volume of learning of 24 credit points will be applied based on your undergraduate major in economics, representing the four foundation units in the Master of Economics:

  • Principles of Econometrics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Quantitative Tools for Economics

The total duration of the degree is  2 years of full time study, comprising of 1 year of full time study at the University of Sydney, and 1 year of full time study at Fudan University.

Candidates will be eligible for the dual degree upon completion of the academic requirements for the Master of Economics and the Master’s program at Fudan University.

Dual degree students are required to successfully complete all required components each semester to remain in the dual degree program. Students who fail to meet course requirements will exit the program and may transfer to the single qualifying award only. Dual degree students may also opt out of the dual award option and continue with the single degree.

Capstone (compulsory project)

In your last semester at Fudan University, you will undertake a master's thesis, working on an independent research project on a topic of your choice.

Admission requirement

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 

In addition to the supplementary application form and the above documents, Fudan University also requires:

  • 2 recommendation letters (from tertiary-level academic and/or professional placement)

Learn more about Fudan's entry requirements.

Important fee information

The dual degree pathway consists of two separately priced tuition fee components. The exact fees that you will pay depends on the provider (Fudan University or The University of Sydney), and the calendar year in which you undertake your studies in the dual degree pathway.

The University of Sydney: The first tuition fee component is for the study undertaken in the Master of Economics at The University of Sydney. Please refer to the fees information on this page for more detailed information.

Fudan: The second tuition fee component is the study undertaken at Fudan University. Regardless of whether you are a Commonwealth supported student, or international full fee paying student, tuition fees are paid directly to Fudan University. The tuition fees are available on the Fudan University website. Students are responsible for all Fudan University fees applicable and must make their own enquiries directly with Fudan to determine what these fees are.

Other important information: Students admitted to the dual degree pathway will be required to arrange an appropriate visa to undertake the study component at Fudan University upon completing the University of Sydney study component. There are visa application fees, airfares and other costs that need to be factored into your additional costs for this dual degree pathway.

Future study options

Candidates interested in completing a research degree in Economics may apply for entry into the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economics and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics programs.

Career pathways

The Sydney-Fudan dual degree program is ideal for anyone with an undergraduate major in economics who wishes to grasp the growing business opportunities in China or engage in international business partnership with China.

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