Skip to main content
Courses_

Master of Economics (Dual Degree, Fudan University, China)

Why study with us?

  • No. 23 in the world

    With our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ranked 23rd in the world by the 2019 QS World Rankings by Subject, you will study one of Australia’s leading economics degrees from world-renowned experts and researchers.

  • Top graduates

    Our graduates are highly sought after, with our alumni including leaders in the Reserve Bank, the Treasury and other government departments, international agencies, financial institutions and NGOs.

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.  

Subject areas

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 fee

How to apply

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.

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.

24 cp will be credited to your Sydney degree on the completion of one year of full-time study at Fudan University, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.