CCSP Summer Sessions


Welcome to the Contemporary China Studies Programme Summer Sessions 2018!


The CCSP Summer Sessions 2018 is your ideal way to spend a fantastic summer abroad, get to understand China and experience the amazing city of Shanghai. The Summer Sessions are an intensive, two or four-week summer programme, taught at prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai, in collaboration with the Utrecht Summerschool of Utrecht University, Europe’s largest academic summer school.


Formerly named China Europe International Summer School, the CCSP Summer Sessions offer summer courses in the fields of international business and economics, law and governance and international relations, with a focus on China and its relations with the outside world. All courses combine theoretical knowledge with a healthy dose of case studies and real-life practice. Classroom sessions are combined with guest lectures, excursions and fieldtrips to offer students the best opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience with current political, economic and social developments in China and their impact Sino-EU relations.



CCSP Summer Sessions 2018 offer the following courses:




‘Doing   Business in China’

Prof.   Nathan Wang

July   9 – 20, 2018

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‘Future   Problems of Science and Society’

Prof.   Bas Levering

July   9 – 20, 2018

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‘China’s   Urbanization and Evolving Urbanisms’

Prof.   Leo van Grunsven

July   9 – 20, 2018

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‘China   Europe Trade Relations in Legal Perspective’

Prof.   Dr. Linda Senden & Prof. dr. Sybe de Vries

July   23 – August 3, 2018

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‘International   Marketing in China’

Dr.   William Wu

July   23 – August 3, 2018

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For detailed course descriptions, class schedules and teacher’s bios, please refer to the
Course overview  section on this website or click the course titles above.


Course structure

444444.pngAll CCSP Summer Sessions courses are taught full-time for a period of two weeks. Courses have an average of 45 class hours. Class sessions are held every Monday to Friday mornings from 9AM to 12AM and three afternoons per week from 1PM to 3.30PM. Classroom sessions are combined with guest lectures and excursions to relevant companies and organisations in and around Shanghai.


You may decide to join us for just one course of two weeks, but you may also choose to do a combination of two courses! For combination courses, discounts up to 20% on the course fees of your second may apply.


Study materials

All study materials are included in the tuition fees and will be distributed digitally a few days before the start of the programme.


Orientation and excursions

Your CCSP Summer Sessions will start with an orientation programme, aimed at making you familiar with Fudan University and its campus, with Shanghai and of course with your fellow students and teachers. We invite you to arrive on the Thursday before the start of your programme, when we will offer you a free transfer from the airport to your accommodation. An official welcome meeting and campus tour on Friday is followed by a city tour on Saturday and a free day on Sunday to arrange your own activities or sightseeing.


During the following weekend, we’ll invite you for a day-trip to the scenic and ancient water-town of Wuzhen.


A few weeks before the start of your course, you will receive an extensive pre-departure guide, full of useful information and advice about living and studying in Shanghai.


For whom?

33333.pngCCSP Summer Session courses are designed for European, Chinese and other international students with a strong interest in current and world affairs, and the growing influence of China and Asia in it.


All summer courses are taught at the advanced undergraduate level. Applicants must have at least one year of completed university education and be registered at a recognized university or college. While of rigorous academic level, most courses do not require prior knowledge or expertise in the subject matter. Strong motivation and active participation in class is expected.



All courses are taught in English. Applicants must have full English language proficiency, but IELTS or TOEFL tests are not required. Knowledge of Chinese is not required either.



CCSP Summer Sessions is located in the great city of Shanghai. All you need to know about living and studying in Shanghai can be found here. Courses are taught at Fudan University in Shanghai. Fudan University is the top-ranked research-oriented university in Shanghai, ranked no. 40 in the world. Read more about Fudan here.


By whom?

All courses are taught by distinguished and experienced professors and senior lecturers from Fudan University and Utrecht University. For extensive bios of our teaching staff, please refer to the course descriptions in the Course Overview section.



Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be presented with an official transcript and certificate from Fudan University, indicating the course(s) that you have completed, your grade and the number of study credits awarded. Most courses carry a study load or 4 ECTS or its equivalent. For more information on study credits, please refer to the course description elsewhere on this website.



All CCSP Summer Sessions students will be offered accommodation at the Tohee International Student Village, which is located just outside Fudan University’s main campus.

Read more about Tohee here


Your room at Tohee will be automatically booked with your application.


Your room will be available to you from Thursday before the start of your programme until Saturday upon completion of the course. Rental for this period is CNY 2.400 including costs for water/gas/electricity.


How to apply?

Applications for the CCSP Summer Sessions must be submitted online to our partner, the Utrecht Summerschool. Simply go the the Utrecht Summerschool Application System, create and activate your personal account, and follow instructions to register for one or more of our courses. 

Please make sure you prepare the following documents in pdf-format, which you will have to upload during registration:

ü Filled-out Fudan University Application Form (download here: Application Form.doc)

ü  Your CV

ü  Transcripts or statement of enrolment or degree of your home university

ü  Copy of your passport


Deadline for applications is: 31 May 2018


Tuition fees

The tuition fees for all two-week courses is CNY 13.200. If you apply for two courses, a discount of 20% for the second course applies, the total fees for four weeks will be CNY 23.760.

All course fees are inclusive of all tuition fees, study materials, application fees, orientation and excursions. Course fees are exclusive of (international) travel, visa fees, accommodation, food and drinks, and (international) health care/repatriation insurance.

Accommodation at Tohee International Students Village will cost CNY 2.400 for a two-weeks course (17 days) and CNY 4.340 for a four weeks stay (31 days).

All course fees need to be paid in full before the start of the programme by credit card or wire (bank) transfer to Utrecht Summerschool. More information about payments and refund policies can be found here


What our students say

Hundreds of students from all over Europe and the world have taken part in CCSP summer and semester courses in Shanghai. Find out what they have to say and read about their experience in the Stories section on this website.