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15 May 2019


Clubs & Societies

International Student Associations

To date, there are 16 officially registered international student associations. Below, we introduce the vibrant culture of these societies, their many remarkable achievements and their wonderful highlights of the past year.   

Fudan Russian Club (FRC)

Fiery passion–one of the distinguishing hallmarks of Russians. In addition to their big-hearted and candid personalities that leave one with a deep impression, the Fudan Russian Club in Fudan never fail to impress with their unique charisma. They bring with them a whirlwind of Siberian passion into the Fudan campus, giving students and teachers alike a glimpse of the warmth that accompanies the harsh cold of the Far North.

 Through a series of exciting and entertaining activities, we aim to unite all the Russian international students living in Shanghai and enrich their extracurricular life. At the same time, we also aim to introduce Russian culture to the masses and help other Internationalers to appreciate the charm of our culture.   

Japanese Student Association (JSA)  

Hailing from the neighbouring country of Japan, the Japanese international students occupy a significant percentage of all the international students in Fudan. Their energetic and lively presence can be found in every facet of campus life, which in turn facilitates Sino-Japan cross-cultural communication. Since its inception, the Japanese Student Association has strived to organise club activities that are both meaningful and fun, showcasing our country's culture and at the same time also enlivening the campus atmosphere, thereby increasing mutual understanding between local and Japanese students. Their diligent organisation of club activities such as freshmen orientation, Sino-Japan student exchange sessions and Halloween movie screenings has helped to build a bridge between local Chinese and Japanese students in Fudan to learn together, increasing their mutual understanding and appreciation for each other.  

Thai Fudan Association (TFA)  

Elephants, tom yum, muay thai; perhaps this is our impression of Thailand. Radiant smiles, vivid costumes and traditional festival customs; this is the portrayal of Thailand by the Thailand Fudan Association. Similar to how Thailand exhibits its unique charm to the rest of the world, the Thai Fudan Association is also a society with its own unique flair and energy. In addition to actively participating in various activities involving local and international students organised by different school organisations, they also play a part in organising activities during international holidays and Thailand's traditional holidays, including the Festival of Lights (Loy Krathong), Thai food festival, movie sharing etc. Through these activities, we catch a glimpse of a different side of Thailand that is so much more realistic and vibrant. Another highlight of their club activities are the Thai-style lunches that they organise, allowing students a place for unbridled conversation amidst a light-hearted mood, picturesque scenery and great food. These conversations in turn break down barriers and bring everyone closer together, fostering a deeper sense of friendship within their tightly-knit student community.   

Vietnamese Student Association  

The Vietnamese Students Association provides a platform for Vietnamese international students in Fudan to communicate and help each other out; in addition their experience serves them well in participating and organising different schoolwide activities. The warmth, enthusiasm and unity of the Vietnamese students underscore the excellent reputation that they enjoy in school. Internally, Vietnamese students also live together harmoniously, not unlike a closely-knit and loving family. Externally, they are always eager to lend a helping hand, get along well with local Chinese students, and are excellent friends that will study and grow together with you.  

Fudan University Singaporean Students Association (FUSSA)  

The Garden City, a world-famous reputation afforded Singapore; similarly, the Fudan Singapore Student Association is like an exquisite and vibrant flower abloom in the metaphorical garden of Fudan, standing out with its many excellent qualities. In order to make a home away from home for all Singaporean students in Fudan, FUSSA strives to be the bridge of communication between the Singaporean students coming to Fudan on exchange or to study and the local students and teachers. Throughout the academic year, they will organise a series of activities for all the Singaporean students; in particular, the pre-departure dinner is one of their many highlights. The aim of the pre-departure dinner is to allow incoming Fudan Singaporean students to get to know the academic rigour and living conditions in Fudan beforehand, so that they can feel included in a warm extended Singapore family even when overseas. Through their actions, the students that hail from the Lion City consistently demonstrate to their teachers an unmatched resilience and genuine warmth for other people.   

Fudan Indonesian Student Organization (FISO)  

As the first stop in the Maritime Silk Road as well as a strategic partner country in the Belt and Road Initiative, Indonesia's influence on China and the rest of the world continues to grow. As the bridge of communication between the school and Indonesian students, the Fudan Indonesian Student Organisation is dedicated to helping Indonesian students resolve any problems they might face in their studies, extracurricular life, adjusting to new cultures etc. as well as fostering a greater sense of friendship between local and Indonesian students, thus promoting a deeper appreciation for Indonesia's history, traditions and culture. During “Indonesia Day” in 2015, Indonesia's delectable cuisine and picturesque scenery wowed students and teachers alike. FISO strives to build relationships between the Indonesian students in school by organising relevant activities, greatly enriching their members' university life, leading to deeper bonds of friendship and encouraging members to study hard.  

Korean Student's Union of Fudan University (KOSUFU)  

As the international student society boasting the longest history, KOSUFU's core mission throughout the years has been to deepen the sense of cohesion between Korean students and to promote cultural exchanges between local and international students in Fudan. One of their enduring legacy activities is “Breakfast Day”. Be it a sweltering spring morning, fiery summer afternoon, warm autumn evening or snowy winter night, the exco will help to prepare a hearty breakfast for the students who are up early for their morning reading. It also gives them a chance to share about their studies and life, to encourage one another and improve together. Other traditional cultural activities that the society organises, such as Reading Day and welcome parties for new students, remain popular amongst its members, encouraging a nurturing and self-disciplined Korean student community.   

Malaysian in Fudan (MIF)  

Malaysian in Fudan is an international student society with a robust organisational structure and a friendly student community. They take pride in our strong sense of team spirit and social responsibility. Not only have they successfully organised numerous activities that display the uniqueness of our country, such as food festivals and graduation parties, etc. they also participated alongside other local and international students in events such as spring trips, movie sharings and the Fudan International Students' Chinese Debate Competition, even managing to achieve significant results in several competitions.  

In order to integrate even further into society in Fudan and Shanghai, Malaysian in Fudan has also specially organised activities involving both local and international students, including athletics meets, Mid-Autumn Festival events, color guard, overnight cycling trips to The Bund, International Cultural Festival etc. As they adapt to life in Fudan happily, they have also left a lasting impression on students and teachers alike: as an all-rounded, hardworking, passionate and a serious student community.

Fudan Mongolian Student's Union (FMSU)  

Although a small organisation with only around 10 Mongolian students, the Fudan Mongolian Students Union is a warm and inviting student community. They diligently arrange and manage club activities and are constantly involved in the lives of all their members. FMSU will also meet regularly for discussions, and participate in large-scale activities like day trips to Shanghai and New Year parties etc. They keep in close contact with each other and often meet up to share about life in school and any difficulties they might face in their studies, giving each other mutual advice and support.   

Professional International Students Association  

Fudan's embrace of a liberal environment has cultivated the entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit of international students, paving the way for the establishment of entrepreneurship conducted by international students, culminating in many successful business entrepreneurs that are former international student alumni or current student representatives. American and European students in particular stand out for their financial acumen and foresight, which led to some of them founding the Professional International Students' Association, with a particular focus on employment and entrepreneurship for international students. Under new policies encouraging international student entrepreneurship, limitless imagination and ideas for development are no longer confined to the classroom, adding vibrancy and energy to the Fudan campus.  

Fudan International Medical Students Association (FIMSO)

Are you an International Medical Student at Fudan? Then join their Organization – FIMSO! They act as a bridge between university administration, professors, and students. They consist of several committees, each with a specific role. Social Committee hosts large events such as the Freshman Welcoming Party, The Annual MedBall, FIMSOlympics and Movie Nights. Through events such as these, their students have a chance to get to know their peers and build stronger bonds. Academic Committee is responsible for organizing tutorials in challenging subjects, inviting senior students to talk about their experience in hospital rotations or overseas licensure exam-taking, while Professional Committee hosts talks by professors and working professionals on medically related topics. Students who are interested in volunteering can work together with the Philanthropy Committee to engage in soulenriching experiences in the Shanghai community such as participating in the Children Hospital Halloween visits, organizing fundraisers for the Heart 2 Heart (H2H) Charity Foundation and Shazam Game Night. With several committees catering to the specific needs of students' academic and extracurricular interests, FIMSO provides students with the tools necessary to succeed both inside and outside of class, but most importantly - to assist in paving the road to their future medical career.   

International Dormitory Committee (FDC)  

Members of the International Dormitory Committee strive to provide international students living in Fudan's International Students Dormitory with high quality management and heartfelt service, working to improve the facilities of the International students' dormitories, thereby creating a better, safe and superior living and studying environment for everyone.   

Asian Youth Center  

Through generous investment from famous business entrepreneur, educational philanthropist and member of the Fudan school board Mr. Cao Qiyong, the Asian Youth Centre was constructed with the aim of promoting mutual understanding and friendly interaction between Asian students, and to nurture the Asian leaders of tomorrow through international exchange programs.  

Fudan Asian Youth Centre has adopted a mixed accommodation program where local Chinese students and Asian international students live together, on top of which diverse and enriching cultural exchange activities encourage students from all across Asia to live and grow together. Over the past year, under the leadership and organisation of the Asian Youth Centre Committee, we have organised large-scale activities like Mid-Autumn Festival activities, icebreaker activities, Hanami @ Gucun Park in collaboration with Jiaotong University, pottery workshops, Korean culture festival etc. We have also arranged for weekly workshops such as boxing lessons, Korean language lessons and guitar lessons. As students from AYC, we strive to embrace the values of openness, diversity and exchange, in the process making AYC an even better platform for cultural exchange to take place.  

In the future, Fudan AYC will continue to roll out programs as planned, and will continue to welcome both local and international students keen for global exchange into our extended family!  

Scuba diving society

As university students with pioneering and entrepreneurship spirits, they have set their sights beyond the land and towards the oceans. The scuba diving society is a platform that was set up for students who love diving and sharing their underwater experiences. The process of exchanging experiences between scuba enthusiasts is very important and is practiced in this club. This platform can make it more convenient for students to get in touch with peers, and relatively reduce the chance of blindly communicating with related platforms outside the school, protecting students' personal and property safety.  

Scuba diving society also promotes the popularization of diving.  Scuba diving is a popular leisure sport around the rest of the world, however it is not as popular in China. Learning scuba diving at the student stage, is not only for the enrichment of extracurricular, but more importantly, it helps to expand student's vision and improve their comprehensive quality.  

Scuba diving society also took upon the mission of promoting marine environmental protection. One of the important reasons why diving is not popular in China is because Chinese students have limited opportunities for scuba diving and ocean exploration. With the development of various marine commercial activities, the level of damage to the global marine environment cannot be denied. Therefore, it is necessary to cultivate the awareness of marine environmental protection among students, and to encourage their contribution to environmental protection, and to cultivate the dedication of students towards environmental protection.  

Fudan Pakistani Students Association (FPSA)

    Fudan Pakistani Students Association (FPSA) is aim to gather all Pakistani students studying in Fudan University at one platform. Thier main intention to build FPSA is to assist Pakistani students efficiently and solicitous way to help ISO of Fudan University.  

    FPSA Orchestrated educational, sports, cultural and religious activities for Pakistani students under jurisdiction of Fudan University and laws of Chinese Government, besides working for Pakistani students, FPSA is always ready to be involved with and participate alongside all international and Chinese students. With One Motto: United we stand”.  

Fudan African Student Association (FASA)

    With one motto: “Promoting & Unifying African students”. Fudan African Student Association (FASA) is aiming to promote our dear continent, establish a culture of communalization between African and Chinese Students, as well as promoting the wellbeing of African students’ studying at Fudan.  

Dragon and Lion Dance Club

    The Dragon and Lion Dance Club of Fudan University was established in 2014, aiming to spread the traditional culture of dragon and lion dance and enroll excellent players to join the dragon and lion school team.

Fudan Archery&Shooting Club

    Our club aims at toxophily diffusion in Fudan University, involving peers from new comers to amateurs in the joy of archery. This is a place where you may receive professional training and have opportunities to participate in championships among university students all over China. Come and join us for challenging yourself.

Fudan Yanxi Hanfu Association

    Hanfu is a traditional costume of the Han nationality in China. Fudan Yanxi Hanfu Association is a campus humanistic and artistic association aiming at inheriting Chinese civilization and promoting Hanfu culture. The association carries out various cultural experience activities with Hanfu as its carrier, such as handmade Hanfu and its accessories, elegant gatherings of traditional festivals, Xitang Hanfu Culture Week and participation of the National Silk Hanfu Festival. Members can learn about Chinese costumes and experience the traditional costume culture. In addition to offline activities, online communication is also active and frequent, which is a good opportunity for students to meet new friends. Don't you say you have no clothes, and your son's robes. Welcome to join Yanxi Hanfu Association!

Expedition Association of Fudan University

    Expedition Association of Fudan University, founded in May 2006, is the largest public welfare club in Fudan University with nearly 400 members. After more than ten years of  development, the association has established eight public welfare projects involving the comfort for the elderly, the art teaching for the kids, the assistance for the disabled and etc, helping many people in need. It has won many honors such as The Excellent Volunteer Team of National Outlook Plan, The Advanced Collective of Shanghai Voluntary Service, Shanghai Youth May 4th Medal Collective, Shanghai Top Ten Outstanding Youth Public Welfare Project, etc.


Danso Dancing Club

    FDanso Dancing Club,  founded in 1996, is an influential and outstanding dancing club in Fudan University. In the past years, it has won the honour of Five-Star Club, the Best Club and Denghui Club reward. The stage showcase we insist every semester has become an indispensable activity among grand school activities.

    Regular activities: Beginners' dancing class/ Core member training/ Performance training


Fudan Detective Association

    Fudan Detective Association is a club whose aim is to promote the culture of reasoning, to provide a place for detective stories lovers to communicate and to attract more people into the world of reasoning. We have detective stories reading salons, lectures and other activities regularly. Welcome to Fudan Detective Association.