Fudan University Shanghai Medical College

FAQ about Fudan University Shanghai Medical College, China

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program.
2. I have studied some foundational MBBS courses for one year in another university. Could I transfer from the current institution to your school?
Answer: Sorry, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College doesn’t take into consideration the intercollegiate transfer of any international student. Due to the current policy of the university, any transfer students must start over by re-applying for entry into MBBS program. The transfer of the previous university credits will not be encouraged.

3. How is the living standard in Shanghai city? What about the canteen in the University?
Answer: The living standard here is the best throughout the country, for example, minimum 200 USD per month for food & intra-city transportation Cost. There is special canteen for international students and a Muslim canteen available for Muslim students only.
4. Can you provide airport pick up from the local airport to the Campus?
Answer: Sorry, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College doesn’t provide any airport pick up service. So international students need to get to the university by themselves from the local airport - Shanghai Pudong International Airport or Hongqiao International Airport. International students may get to the campus by taxi from the local airport.
5. While making registration, can I pay the money in cash? If in cash then can I pay it in U.S Dollars currency?
Answer: Paying the tuition fees is part of the registration process, it can be done in cash in the form of Chinese Yuan (CNY), but since the largest note in China is 100 Yuan, you will have to carry a lot of notes to pay and this can be unsecured and difficult. It is  recommended that you open a Chinese current bank account and have the money deposited there, then pay by Chinese debit card. The finance office only accepts Chinese Currency.
6. Regarding payment of the tuition fees. If not in cash can I pay using Credit Card/ Debit Card / ATM Card?
Answer: Tuition fee payment can be made in cash or using a Chinese debit card, it is very simple and recommended to open a Chinese bank account once you arrive in China.
7. How are the transportation, telecom and internet settled in Shanghai City?
Answer: there are 2 airports, 3 train stations, 13 metro lines and many buses to most cities in China and many foreign cities. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call in any time. There is internet access in international students’ dormitories and they just need to pay the fees according to their use. There are also lots of internet pubs for going on internet.
8. How is the climate in Shanghai City?
Answer: Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons: pleasant spring, hot rainy summer, comfortable cool autumn and cold winter. Annual average temperature is 16.1 °C (61.0 °F). Rainy days reach 120 days of the year because of its location at the estuary of the Yangtze River to the East China Sea.
9. Is learning Chinese language compulsory?
Answer: Even though the program is taught in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. International students are required to pass the basic Chinese language level. Students need practice with Chinese patients since clinical classes are taken in hospital. So international students need to know basic Chinese language. 
Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.

10. Useful public contact number in China:
Fire: 119
Police Station: 110
Time Report: 12117
Telephone Directory: 114
Telephone Repair: 112
Emergency Ambulance: 120
Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691
Shanghai Local Service Help Line: 12580

11. What is the voltage used in China? 
Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally. 
12. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?
Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in the big international airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need. 

13. How is China’s medical education ranking in the world?
Answer: China’s medical education ranks 4th worldwide.
The final information is subject to the University If there is any discrepancy!