PhD in Food Science


Introduction to the Program

The PhD in Food Science at South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a three year English-taught program for international students.

About SCUT

South China University of Technology is one of China’s leading universities. It operates under the direct leadership of the State Ministry of Education. It is a member of Project 985 and Project 211 which qualifies it as a top institution of teaching and research. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The program aims to cultivate high-level specialized personnel who are strong in the ideals of patriotism, observance of the law, and discipline;who exhibit moral, intellectual and physical characteristics; who are noble, have a rigorous style of study, strong dedication to career, and ahealthy spirit of teamwork. Students are required to demonstrate a solid yet broad understanding of basic theories, combined with a systematically thorough academic awareness. The abilities necessary to independently undertake scientific research and make creative achievements in scientific and specialized technical fields will be demonstrable.

Main Research Fields

  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Food Engineering
  • New Technology of Food Greening Processing

Entry Requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma and transcripts with good record.
  • Language requirements for English-Medium Programs (only for non-English speaking countries): TOEFL IBТ 80 or above; IELTS 6.0 or above;

Application Deadline

30th June

Start Date of the Program



Main Courses:  Progress of Food Engineering, Food Material, Food Biology Technology, Modern Food Nutrition, Bio-active Substances Engineering, Food Biology Technology, Modern Food Analysis Technology, Deep- Processing Theory and Technology of Agricultural and Aquatic Products, Professional English of Food Science

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 34,000 per year. The total for the 3 year program is 102,000 RMB.


SCUT has two campuses: the Wushan campus and the University Town campus.
For information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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