南方科技大学将发扬“敢闯敢试、求真务实、改革创新、追求卓越”的创校精神，突出“创知、创新、创业”（Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship）的办学特色，大力培养创新人才，早日实现建成国际化高水平研究型大学、建成中国重大科学技术研究与拔尖创新人才培养重要基地的办学目标。
【Announcement】Notice of 2018 Overseas Collaborative PhD Program Admission of SUSTech
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is one of the pilot universities for national comprehensive higher education reform. Approved by the Ministry of Education, it was founded in 2012 and endowed with the important mission of exploring the modern university system with Chinese characteristics and creative talents training mode.
SUSTech is committed to becoming a university gathering and training top-notch innovation talents, and a platform creating international first-level academic achievements, promoting scientific and technological application, and supporting Shenzhen sustainable development.
Since its foundation, SUSTech has been carrying forward the spirit of “Dare to Try, Seeking Truth, Pursuing Innovation, and Striving for Excellence”, focusing on the school-running characteristics of “Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, and vigorously developing innovative talents in order to achieve the school-running objectives of building international high-level research university and developing into an important base of significant scientific and technological research and top-notch innovative personnel in China.
At present, the University has established more than 10 departments including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Finance, and School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Ocean Science and Engineering, Mechanics and Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering.
As of May 2017, SUSTech has introduced about 300 faculty members, more than 90% of which have overseas work experience and more than 60% have worked or studied in the world’s top 100 universities, including 16 deans, 43 candidates for the national “The Recruitment of Global Experts”, and 12 “Yangtze River Scholars” of Ministry of Education, and 14 winners of “National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)”, and 61 candidates for “The Recruitment of Global Youth Experts”.
Since 2016, SUSTech has developed the collaborative PhD programs with 15 world renowned universities.
So far, it has admitted about 300 joint graduate students in total. In 2018, SUSTech is going to jointly enroll and cultivate graduate students with world-class universities in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Materials, Machinery, Mechanics, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electronics, Information, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Ocean Science, etc.
The programs will implement the system of “joint cultivation by two universities and guidance by two mentors, and students will be awarded the Doctoral Degree of the Cooperative Universities”.
In addition, SUSTech provides abundant scholarships for the overseas jointly cultivated students and warmly welcomes all excellent applicants.
I. Admission Program
II. Scholarship and stipend
SUSTech provides 4-year scholarship and stipend for above programs. During the period in SUSTech, doctoral students will obtain scholarship and stipend according to the relevant standards of SUSTech.
They shall pay the tuition and accommodation fees of SUSTech by themselves.
During the period overseas, SUSTech will provide doctoral students with the scholarship and stipend according to the relevant standards of cooperative universities and additionally subsidize tuition for some of programs.
There may be exceptions for specific cooperative universities or programs. For further details of subsidy, please contact SUSTech Graduate School by telephone.
Important notes: accommodation fees, visa fees, and other fees shall be undertaken by students. Students must arrange their study according to the program schedule and observe provisions of the program. After the four years, SUSTech will no longer undertake any fees.
III. Application requirements
The Applicant must meet the minimum requirements for application as follows:
GPA: not lower than 3.0/4.0, of which, not lower than 3.6/4.0 (or 85/100) for the students of Bachelor Degree in applying for Hong Kong University, and not lower than 3.4/4.0 scores for them in applying for Hong Kong Baptist University.
IELTS: overall 6 or above for students who apply for Hong Kong (except for Hong Kong Baptist University), Macau, Singapore and UTS programs, and all sub-scores not lower than 5.5 (while Australian programs requires the IELTS writing score be not lower than 6);
6.5 scores or above for British, American, Canada, UQ and Baptist University Programs, and all sub-scores not less than 6. Please provide IELTS scores for applying for British programs.
TOEFL: not less than 80 scores in internet-based test for Hong Kong, Macau and Australia programs; not less than 85 scores in internet-based test for Singapore program; not less than 90 scores in internet-based test for British and American programs and meet the requirements of each university for single subject of TOEFL.
Important notes: Those above are the minimum requirements; if any discipline of the cooperative universities has a higher language or GPA requirement, the applicant must meet the requirement of the discipline.
IV. Application procedure
A. Prepare the application materials (relevant forms shall be downloaded from the “Form Download” column)
1. Application form (in English);
2. Resume or CV (in English);
3. Research plan (within 2,000 characters in English);
4. Personal statement (within 2,000 characters in English);
5. Two recommendation letters (in English);
6. Transcripts scanning copy (stamped with the Seal for Teaching Affairs Office of Graduate University or the Seal for Personnel of the place where archives are kept);
7. English Test Report (such as TOEFL/IETLS, etc.);
8. ID card scanning copy;
9. Scanning copy of Degree Certificate/ Diplomas, education and student information certification, For Chinese applicants, please verify your degree certificate and diploma through website: http://www.chsi.com.cn/ and provide the electronic verification record;
10. Other materials contributing to application (such as thesis, academic paper published in the scientific research periodicals or meeting, or other publication, patent, honorary certificate, professional certificate scan, etc.).
Notes: All the Degree Certificates, Diplomas and other certifications must be authentic; otherwise the applicant will bear all the consequences.
B. Deliver application materials
There is one enrollment in fall for each year. The deadline to submit application materials for applying for fall 2018 entrance is November 30, 2017. The selection time of SUSTech is from December 1 to December 31, 2017. In January 2018, SUSTech will notify the successfully selected candidates to complete the online application and follow-up procedures in the cooperative university.
2. Delivery requirements
The applicant shall deliver the electronic application materials to the contact staff member of each department in a package.
The format of e-mail subject: applying for 2018 Overseas Collaborative PhD Program: Department of SUSTech - Name of the Applicant. The e-mail with nonconforming subject format will be not accepted.
C. Primary selection by training organization and the recommend qualification examination by SUSTech
SUSTech departments conduct primary selection and interview on the applicants who have successfully delivered the application materials, and the Working Committee of Graduate School will then examine the qualification of the recommend students who have passed the primary selection by the departments.
D. Interview in the cooperative university
The applicants who have passed the review by the Working Committee of Graduate School will be informed by SUSTech to apply to cooperative university and attend the interview of the cooperative university. Interviews will be arranged by the supervisor and relevant department of cooperative university.
Candidates who complete the application and pass interview of both universities will be offered admission by the cooperative university around May 2018.
V. Staff Contacts