[photopress:mba_fudan_university_1.jpg,full,alignright]Some foreign students will be able to enroll at Fudan University next year by interviews, without sitting the school’s annual academic exams.
Until now, applicants to Fudan and Shanghai Jiao Tong universities had to take the schools’ written examinations to gain admission.
Fudan University has now announced it will introduce the exam-free admission model into its foreign student enrollment program next year. The new policy will mainly be implemented in about 30 high schools.
Fudan officials said principals of the listed schools can recommend their top students for exam-free admission. But they will still need to take a comprehensive ability test as well as a face-to-face interview before receiving an admission letter.
About 40 foreigners will benefit from the new policy, accounting for about 10% of Fudan’s overseas intake next year.
Wu Huizhen, director of Fudan’s foreign students’ office said, ‘Our biggest wish is to encourage high schools to send more top and elite foreign students to Fudan.’
Fudan now has more than 2,800 foreign students studying for more than six months.