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SUSTC-HKU Full Scholarship Joint PhD Project

 SUSTC-HKU Full Scholarship Joint PhD Project

The project intends to recruit 20 fully funded PhD candidates, implements joint training in South University of Science and Technology of China and The University of Hong Kong and double tutorial system, and by tailored training program. Basic study term for PhD candidates is 4 years, during which they’ll study doctoral courses in HKU in the 1st and 4th years, and return to SUSTC to study remaining doctoral courses and complete assigned subject of scientific research in SUSTC in the 2nd and 3rd years, and finally be conferred Doctorate by HKU.

Funding Method: SUSTC and HKU will fund each PhD candidate a total of HK$360,000 for studying in HKU, which will be paid on a monthly basis by HKU, expect the tuition to be paid by the PhD candidate during his/her study in HKU, while study in SUSTC is for free.

Interest of Admission: All disciplines to which SUSTC are oriented;

Applicants’ Qualification:

GPA: 3.0/4 or 80/100 for students of master’s degree, 3.6/4 or 85/100 for students of bachelor’s degree;

English level: TOEFL not less than 550 scores (Not less than 80 scores by test on network); or IELTS not less than total 6.0 scores (Not less than 5.5 scores by single unit), or Overseas General Certificate of Education (GCE) not lower than C, or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) not lower than C, or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language (CPE) above or C.

Procedures for Application

An applicant is required to prepare application materials and submit the same in electronic format to his/her selected SUSTC school/department. After preliminary section by SUSTC school/department by which the applicant is chosen as a candidate, the applicant will be interviewed jointly by SUSTC and UM. Once joint interview is satisfied, the applicant should complete online application with overseas university in cooperation with the project, and qualified applicant will finally be admitted.

1. Preparation of Application Materials (Download relevant forms in the column “Download Application Form”)

1. Registration Form of Applicants as PhD Candidates for Joint Training by SUSTC and Overseas University

2. Resume or CV (In English)

3. Research Plan (Not more than 2000 words in English)

4. Personal Presentation (Not more than 2000 words in English)

5. Letter of Recommendation of two copies (In English)

6. Scanned copy of transcript (Bearing the stamp of Dean’s Office of the university from which the applicant has been graduated, or seal of personnel administration by which the applicant’s personal data is kept, any other seal shall be invalidated)

Scanned copy of transcript indicating the grades of English Test (TOEFL/IETLS and etc)

8. Scanned copy of ID Card

9. Scanned copy of certificate of degree/diploma, documents certifying information on academic degree and school roll from the website about Online Certificates or Diplomas Inquiries and Verifications by the Ministry of Education of PRC and Statement on Qualification Recognition and Verification by the Ministry of Education of PRC, for more details, please visit http://www.chsi.com.cn/ (Fresh graduates are required to submit scanned copy of Certificate of Studying, submit document proving their degree after pre-admission, and register admission after said certificate and documents are verified authentication)

10. Other materials supporting application (e.g. Thesis, academic paper or other publications published on scientific research journals or session, paten(s), certificate of honor(s), professional certificate(s) and the like in scanned format)

Note: If the applicant is unable to submit above materials, please attach a written statement on the cause thereof. Authenticity and correctness of all supporting documents, including certificate of degree/diploma, must be ensured, and the applicant who submits forged application materials will be binding to any consequence.

2. Submission of Application Materials

1. Deadline

The project of joint training of PhD candidates by SUSTC and overseas university recruits students all the year for admission in Jan and Sep in each year. The applicants may submit application materials at any time.

2. Requirements for Submission

The application is required to submit application materials in electronic format to his/her selected school/department (Send by compressed file)

Format of Email Title: overseas joint training project: SUSTC school/department-the applicant’s full name

Any email not be entitled as above shall be dismissed.

3. Preliminary Assessment of School/Department

Depending on diverse requirements of the project, the applicant may accept written exam, interview of telephone interview by SUSTC tutor.

4. Joint Interview

An applicant passed screening of application materials and preliminary exam (If arranged) will accept joint interview of SUSTC and overseas university.

5. Official Online Application

通过双校面试的申请者将在境外大学网站上进行正式网申。

An applicant passed joint interview will make official online application on the website of overseas university.

6. Contact Information

Name of School/Department

Contact

Recruitment Hotline

Recruitment Email

Department of Physics

Aichen LI

0755-88018254

phyyzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Chemistry

Yueyang TAN

0755-88018304

chem.yzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Biology

Yalin PENG

0755-88018425

swx_yzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Mathematics

Xianghui YU

0755-88018703

maths.yzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Ni XIAO

0755-88018991

mseyzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Electronic & Electric Engineering

Xuefeng ZHANG

0755-88018585

eeyzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Financial Mathematics & Financial Engineering

Rui LI

0755-88018609

fiyzb@sustc.edu.cn

School of Environmental Science & Engineering

Yuanyuan SU

0755-88010822

hjyzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Oceanography

Yan WANG

0755-88018775

oceanyzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Mechanics & Aeronautical Engineering

Jinwei YANG

0755-88018171

maeyzb@sustc.edu.cn

Department of Mechanics & Energy

Huiling HE

0755-88018170

meeyzb@sustc.edu.cn

SUSTC Graduate School, call 0755-88015888 or email to yzb@sustc.edu.cn