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									                             Chinese in-Country Study Program
                             Fudan University, Shanghai, China
                                  January-February 2012
What is this program?

This is an intensive Chinese language program in China. Classes will be conducted in the mornings
from Monday to Friday. On weekends there will be excursions to places of interest in the surrounding
area. In addition students will have the opportunity to engage in activities such as calligraphy and Tai
Chi.

This program is being organised and run by the Chinese Program of the Asia Institute together with
the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Fudan University. A member of the staff of the
Chinese Program will accompany the students to Shanghai and remain at Fudan University for the
duration of the subject.

Where is it?

Fudan University is one of China’s most prestigious universities with years of experience teaching
Chinese as a second language. It is situated in Shanghai. Travel arrangements will be explained in
further detail at the briefing sessions.

Fudan University website: www.fudan.edu.cn

When will it be?

The timing of the program depends on the date of the Chinese New Year. As such, the dates will vary
from year to year, but the program will begin in the January-February period and last for
approximately four weeks.

2011/2012 dates: 27 Dec 2011 and 20 Jan 2012 (four weeks)

Who can participate?

As a minimum, students are required to have completed two semesters of study of Chinese at the
University of Melbourne and passed Chinese 1B, and Chinese 2F, or Chinese 4B and Chinese 5B.
Students enrolled in combined degrees, concurrent diplomas, Honours or postgraduate coursework
degrees are all eligible to apply. Students enrolled in 100-point programs have special restrictions
placed on their study abroad program. See below for credit arrangements. Students who have
learned Chinese other than at the University of Melbourne should contact Dr Zhou Shaoming in the
Asia Institute (shaoming@unimelb.edu.au) to determine their eligibility.

As this is a study abroad arrangement, you will also need to have a minimum average in your degree
or diploma 70% to meet the University criterion to study overseas for credit.

How many can participate?

For this program to go ahead there must be a minimum of 15 students. If this number is not reached
the program will be cancelled. There is also a limit to the number of students who can enrol in any
one year.

2011-2012 quota: 35 students.

How do I enrol and can I receive credit for my degree/diploma at Melbourne?

The Outbound Study Abroad site provides an overview of Study Abroad planning:
http://www.mgm.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/study-abroad/planning-study-abroad.html

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In the case of the Fudan University intensive program, students follow the below steps:

    1. Submit your expression of interest to the Asia Institute by July 29
    2. Attend Briefing sessions held by Asia Institute (dates to be advised)
    3. Seek Faculty approval (take with you pre-approval for the intensive subject supplied by Asia
       Institute)
    4. Make payment to confirm your application (details advised at Briefing sessions)
    5. Apply for Melbourne Globility funding support
    6. Confirm enrolment arrangements
    7. Prepare for departure
    8. Attend subject and sit final exam
    9. Receive academic transcript and submit to Faculty Exchange Advisor for credit approval upon
       return.

See the Faculty of Arts Study Abroad page for information on eligibility for Study Abroad for Arts
students: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/amsc/getting-more/programs/study-abroad.html

Arts Students will need to make an appointment with the Arts Faculty Exchange advisor to finalise
leave of absence from your degree at the University of Melbourne, and to enrol in the interim Study
Abroad subject. Students enrolled in non-Arts degrees will need to make an appointment with the
Exchange adviser in your Faculty or Graduate School.

Exam for credit

At the end of this program, the participants sit an exam held at Fudan University and overseen by
Asia Institute staff. The exam includes various components, such as listening, speaking and writing.
Those who pass the exam will be eligible to receive 12.5 points of credit toward their University of
Melbourne degree. Final credit approval toward your degree is at the discretion of your home Faculty
or Graduate School. Please ensure you receive pre-approval for credit from your home Faculty or
Graduate School before confirming your application for this subject. **

**Students who successfully sit the exam and receive the 12.5 credit points for this intensive subject
will be eligible for an exemption to the Chinese Language Credit policy of 37.5 points as per site
below. Students who receive 12.5 for this intensive study will therefore be eligible for total 50 points of
Chinese Language Credit in total toward their degree.
http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/study-abroad/chinese.html

Will I require a passport and visa?

All students must have a current passport which is valid for at least six months beyond the date when
they enter China. Students who do not have a passport or students whose passport does not have
the required six months validity must immediately apply for one. Passports will be required by the
airline for your ticket and the consulate for your visa. Students who hold more than one passport must
use the same passport for the airline ticket as they will use to enter China.

All students except Chinese citizens will require a visa. You will be told when you should apply but it
will be towards the end of the year. Failure to obtain a visa will mean that you will not be able to go to
China.

What is the cost?

The cost of the program is for 2011/2012 is $1300. It includes tuition, transport to and from the airport
in Shanghai (provided the student leaves China at the end of the program), accommodation and
weekend activities.

This is a study abroad option at Fudan University and not a University of Melbourne Program.
Payment will be made to the University of Melbourne which will transfer the funds to Fudan University.
A deposit of $500 will be required early in second semester. Soon after, students will be required to
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pay the airfare component and some months later the balance of the fee. Failure to make these
payments on time will result in cancellation of your enrolment.

Scholarships available

Study Abroad students may apply for the Melbourne Global Grant, using the on-line registration form
available from the Study Abroad funding webpage. If you are currently studying a modern language at
the University of Melbourne you may apply for the Melbourne Global Mobility Scholarship for
Language Study. Other funding is also available from faculties, the Australian government and more.
For a detailed explanation of the various scholarships available to Study Abroad students, please see
the Study Abroad funding webpage: http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound//funding/

Payment

Payment can be made by credit card (Visa and Mastercard only) by using the online facility between
18 November and 28 November 2011:
http://ecommerce.arts.unimelb.edu.au/categories.asp?cID=16&c=34744

Payment can be made by cheque made out to the University of Melbourne. Please attach to the
payment form supplied at the Briefings and return to:

        Academic Programs and Research Manager
        Asia Institute
        Level 3, room 309, Sidney Myer Asia Centre

Students are responsible for the cost of meals, and for any expenditure of a personal nature. Students
are also responsible for the cost of obtaining a Chinese visa on which instructions will be provided.
Insurance, which is compulsory, can be obtained through the University for free. Students can choose
to get insurance independently, in which case you must provide evidence of coverage to the Asia
Institute at least ten days before you leave Australia.

Program costs may vary each year.

What if I need to withdraw?

Students who need to withdraw must do so in writing and will not be able to obtain a refund of the
deposit from Fudan after it is paid. A withdrawal later in the application process may result in more
than the loss of the non-refundable deposit as airlines levy their own cancellation fees.

By when do I have to apply?

Expressions of interest are requested by the close of business on Thursday 28 July.
You can express your interest by sending an email to Dr Zhou Shaoming,
shaoming@unimelb.edu.au. In the subject line of the email write “Fudan Chinese Summer Program”
and in the body of your email the following information should be provided:

        Your name
        Your student number
        The last Chinese language subject you’ve done at this University
        Name of your degree and diploma (if relevant)

Please don’t send any further enquiries to Dr Zhou before you attend the first briefing meeting for this
program. It will take place at the beginning of second semester, the details of which will be sent to you
by email. Final application confirmation will not take place until the payment form provided at the
Briefing Sessions as per below is completed and returned.




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Briefing Sessions

A number of meetings will be held to prepare students for this program in China. Details of the
sessions will be sent to you by email. These meetings are obligatory. Failure to attend will result in
cancellation of your participation.

Contact for further information

Dr Zhou Shaoming
shaoming@unimelb.edu.au
www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au




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Details are current as at 28 October 2011.




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