PhD in Astroparticle Physics

Introduction to the Program

The PhD in Astroparticle Physics at CCNU is a three year postgraduate degree program taught in English.

About CCNU

CCNU, Central China Normal University, also known as Huazhong Normal University, is a leading University located in Wuhan in Central China. There are a large number of programs available in English with almost 3000 international students, the campus is large with adequate accommodation for international students, and the cost of living in Wuhan is cheaper than Universities in Beijing or Shanghai.

About School of Physical Science and Technology

The School of Physical Science and Technology develops from the Physics Department of Wenhua College established in 1903. Its Theoretical Physics is a national key discipline and provincial preponderant discipline, Deep Structure of Substance Physics a key discipline of the national 211 project and Physics a provincial key discipline (the First Level).

Entrusted by Chinese Ministry of Education, the School has the National Science (Physics) Basic Scientific Research Base and the Talent Cultivation Base, the Key Lab of Quark and Lepton Physics. Besides, the provincial key laboratory of High-energy Physics and Central and Southern China Exchange Center of Theoretical Physics are affiliated to this School.

In recently years, lots of achievements have been made by the School especially in the field of particle physics and atomic physics, and theoretical physics. The School led the Chinese team that involved in the CERN- LHC-ALICE program. In 2009, it held the World Wide Telescope Seminar. It has undertaken over 100 national, provincial and ministerial research topics and acquires research fund of over 40 million RMB. It published more than 600 thesis collected in SCI, among which 21 have been published on Phys. Rev. Lett. with CCNU as their first author affiliation.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is July 5. The program starts in September each year.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB39000 per year. The total for the 3 year program is 117000 RMB.


Central China Normal University Foreign Students' Dormitory Central China Normal University Accommodation

CICE Dorm:
– Single Room 1200 per person per month
– Double Room 900 per person per month
– Triple Room 600 per person per month
– Quad Room 450 per person per monthAmenities: A/C, TV, Internet, Private Bathroom, Card Telephone, Public Kitchen & Laundry RoomOff Campus: 800 -1500 per month 1-3 room apartments



To apply complete the application form here. If you have any questions contact us.

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