Up to 3 students, in each academic year, enrolled on MPhil/PhD studies at the Department of International Development, have the opportunity to spend between 3-6 months on research/fieldwork at Fudan University, Shanghai.
The collaboration is between LSE’s Department of International Development (ID) and Fudan University’s School of Social Development and Public Policy. (SSDPP)
• Candidates must be full-time registered MPhil/PhD students in the Dept. of International Development (ID)
• Candidates should a) have completed at least one year of their MPhil/PhD studies in the Dept. of International Development (ID); b) have been upgraded to full doctoral student status; and c) have their supervisor(s) permission to undertake research/fieldwork in China
LSE ID students should submit an application dossier, through the LSE ID co-ordinator, Prof. Jude Howell, who will then pass it on to Fudan University. The dossier should contain the following materials:-
A one-page single-spaced statement of academic purpose explaining the applicant’s progress towards completion of their research, why and when a visit to Fudan SSDPP would benefit them and what they intend to do there; outlining a time-table for their work during the visit; and indicating any Fudan scholar(s) with whom they hope to work with.
An up-to-date curriculum vitae
A short letter of support from their supervisor(s).
An indication of their proficiency in written and spoken Mandarin; while there is no formal language requirement; some proficiency in Mandarin would be advantageous to LSE ID students who visit Fudan SSDPP.
On receipt of each application dossier, Fudan University’s School of Social Development and Public Policy will seek to establish whether the academic purpose of the LSE student’s visit is acceptable and whether the Fudan scholar(s) with whom the student intends to work is willing and able to assume this role during the proposed period of the visit (or at a mutually agreed alternative period).
A decision from Fudan University’s School of Social Development and Public Policy will normally be provided to the LSE ID co-ordinator within three weeks from receipt of the application dossier at Fudan University.
Successful candidates will register as Visiting Exchange Students at Fudan University and be afforded the same rights and privileges as this category of student at Fudan.
There is no tuition fee requirement for successful ID MPhil/PhD students (under this programme), for the time spent at Fudan University School of Social Development and Public Policy.
However, LSE ID students will be responsible for all other costs of their visit to Fudan, including those related to travel, accommodation, and sustenance. Students who hold an ESRC award may be eligible for funding for visits of up to 10 weeks through LSE’s ESRC PhD Partnership Programme. For further details, please contact the Academic Partnerships Office at:
Fudan University –
School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University -
LSE China (including current LSE and Fudan collaborative projects) –