26 settembre 2018

Doctoral Scholarship in China (Dual PhD Programmes)

HKBU (Haimen) Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Invites Applications for

Dual PhD Programmes

Situated in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, the IST is a new research institute set up by the Hong Kong Baptist University to nurture talents, advance knowledge, and contribute to academic and research excellence. Partnering with reputed international universities, the IST provides high-quality postgraduate programmes and promotes international research collaboration.

Initially, the IST will collaborate with the Ohio State University*(OSU) in the U.S. and other international higher education institutions. We offer Dual PhD programmes in the following areas:

  • Drug Discovery/Biomedical Science and related areas
  • Media and Communication Studies

With the medium of instruction in English, the programmes are carefully designed and fully quality assured. Students will be supervised by experienced professors from both HKBU and a partnering university.  They will spend the first 2 years of study at IST/HKBU. After a qualifying examination, successful students will continue their study in the partnering university for 2-3 years and will be awarded two PhD degrees upon graduation, one each from HKBU and the partnering university. Full scholarship will be given to successful applicants.

This is a rare opportunity to broaden your worldview and advance your research capabilities. So act now!


Application Period

1 March – 15 May 2014


Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following qualifications in related fields:

  • a master’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
  • a bachelor’s degree with first class honours from a recognized university or comparable institution.

English Language Requirement:

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based).  An equivalent score in IELTS may also be accepted.

Applicants must follow the instructions stated in the online application form at gs.hkbu.edu.hk (please choose “Dual (IST)” for both fields of “Degree Sought” and “Field of Studies”), including submission of the following documents (in English):

  1. one copy of all official transcripts and degree certificates
  2. two confidential recommendations
  3. a research proposal of 3000-4000 words
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