SZU Admission Brochure for the Doctoral Program of International Students (February 2022 Intake)

The city of Shenzhen is a well-known special economic zone in China, which is adjacent to the international metropolis of Hong Kong and Macao. It is one of the mostdeveloped, most modern and internationalized regions in China. Shenzhen University is one of the fast developing universities in China with its distinctive features, huge potential and great popularity. It is now accelerating its steps to reach the goal of becoming a top modern university. Shenzhen University is actively recruiting foreign students to pursue their doctoral degrees. The specific provisions are hereby promulgated as follows:

Ⅰ. Programs

Shenzhen University has been authorized to confer doctoral degrees in


Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering(Medicine)

Biomedical Engineering(Sciences)

Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Technology

Information and Communications Engineering

Journalism and Communication

Management Science andEconomic Decision

Optical Engineering


Optomechatronics Engineering and Application

Political Communication

Theoretical Economics

Urban Informatics.

All the fifteen programs are available for application. Please check the attachment of Admission PhD Programs and Supervisors for International Students(2022 Spring Intake ).

Ⅱ. Study form andduration

1.Full-time study.

2.The normal duration is 3 years, with the maximum of 5 years.

Ⅲ. Applicant Qualifications

1. The applicant should be non-Chinese citizens with valid foreign passports, and should be good in physical and mental health and shall abide by the laws and regulations of China and the rules of school.

2. Applicants should hold Master’s degree or above, and should be under the age of 40.

3. Applicants should meet the requirements for admission in academic performance, academic ability and other qualifications. Applicants should also be proficient in Chinese or English,and can use Chinese or English for communication, course study, subject research and dissertation writing.

Ⅳ. Application Time and Method

(1)Application Time

From October22 to November 21, 2021

(2)Application Procedure

1.Contact the potential supervisor and ask for a Letter of Recommendation(See as Attachment)from him/her if possible.

2.Please log in the website of College of International Exchange:

3.Click to enter On-line Admission-I have read the above agreements-I agree and then register.

4.Log in system and fill in personal information and visa information, upload documents as required, then submit application.

Ⅴ. Application Materials

Please prepare the following materials before applying:

1.Certificate and diploma of Master’s degree.

2.The transcripts of all courses during postgraduate period

3.Two Letters of Recommendation (Signed by professors or associate professors in Chinese or English with the name of the referral and contact information)

4.One piece of Self-statement (The self-statement should be around 1500 words, and written in English or Chinese, and should include: the intended major and supervisor,personal experience of study and work, academic research results etc.)

5.Photo Copy of Passport Info Page

6.Personal Photo(within six months)

7.A Letter of Recommendation from potential supervisor.

8.Resume (from primary school to now)

9.Foreigner Physical Examination Form

10.Non-criminal Record Report (both original and Chinese translated copies)

In addition to the application materials detailed above,applicants should submit other supplementary materials in time to the requirements of SZU.

* All certificates,diplomas and transcripts must be issued and notarized by the valid authorities.

* All the documents must be translated in Chinese or English by responsible translation company.

* Applicants who provide incomplete materials will not be accepted. The materials above won’t be returned whether you are admitted or not.

Ⅵ. Admission Procedure

1.After the application deadline, SZU will organize a panel of experts to review the application documents. SZU will admit doctoral applicants based on the overall assessment of theirs scores and all other supporting documents. During the process, long-distance or face-to-face interviews will be conducted, if necessary.

2.In December, 2021, pre-admission results will be sent to applicants via email.

3.In January, 2022, after confirmation of the list of admitted applicants, admission materials will be posted to applicants according to the address provided by the applicants on the application form.

4.Students who are accepted should apply for the X1 visa at their country’s Chinese Embassy (or Chinese Consulate) with “Shenzhen University Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China(JW202)”, and change X1 visa into a Residence permit for Foreign Students within 30 days after they enter China. Students who don’t apply for the relevant visa and residence permit will have to drop out. SZU doesn’t accept students with non-student visas.

5.Students who are accepted must register at the date and the address according to “Shenzhen University Admission Notice”. Registration in advance will not be accepted.

Ⅶ. Tuition fees and scholarship and other fees

1.Application Fee:200RMB

2.Tuition Fee for Liberal Arts: 34,000 RMB/year

Tuition Fee for Science and Engineering: 40,000 RMB/year

Tuition Fee for Medicine/Arts/Physical: 52,000 RMB/year

3.Scholarship and Grants

(1)University scholarship for Liberal Arts: 34,000 RMB/year

University scholarship for Science and Engineering: 40,000 RMB/year

University scholarship for Medicine/Arts/Physical:52,000 RMB/year

University scholarship issued to pay tuition fees.

(2) Basic Grants SZU will provide a basic stipend of 40,000RMB per year which will be offered by 12 months.

(3)Supervisors will provide a monthly allowance of 1,000RMB for doctoral students as research subsidies or academic exchange subsidies.

* Students can have preferential treatment such as scholarships, grants fees for the first extended year of study. Such preferential treatment is not available from the second extended year of study.

4.Accommodation and Insurance

Accommodation: single rooms, double rooms and en suites are all available. The fees vary from 2,400 to 10,000 RMB for per student per semester. Students need to pay for the selected type of dormitory by themselves. (Water and electricity charges are not included)

Insurance: 400RMB/semester. International students should purchase the group all-risk insurance designated by SZU. Students are required to purchase insurance from the College of International Exchange on registration day. Those who do not purchase the insurance as required will not be able to get registered.

Ⅷ. Conferring of Degrees

Once approved by the academic degree evaluation committee, students who have completed all the planned courses and gained all the designated credits, as well as passed the doctoral thesis defense will be awarded a doctoral degree and graduation certificate of Shenzhen University.

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