PhD in Material Science and Engineering

Introduction to the Program

The PhD in Material Science and Engineering at Shandong University (SDU) is a four year program for international students taught in English.

About Shandong University

Located in the economic powerhouse and cultural heartland of China, Shandong University (SDU) is one of China’s top universities and is well-reputed for world-acclaimed researchers, dedicated teaching staff, and superior campus facilities and services. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The program pays great attention to the cultivation of students’ professional knowledge and engineering ability, covering a broad research fields, such as:

a. Materials Science (metallic, ceramic and polymer materials) to investigate the relationship between chemical composition- structure-processing and properties;

b. Materials Engineering (casting, plastic forming and welding technologies) to shape the desired materials into parts or components with acceptable performance/cost ratio;

c. Materials Physics and Chemistry to research the chemical methods for synthesizing new materials or physical properties of functional materials; materials design and computational materials science are also available in this field;

d. Materials Packaging to investigate the packaging design, manufacture and mechanical test of industrial products.

This is an inter-disciplinary research field combining art design, materials processing and computer simulation.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Non-Chinese citizens in good health, at the age of 18 or above.
  • Applicants should have a master’s degree in materials science and engineering as well as good English communication ability. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.

Application Deadline

20th June

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 34,000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 136,000 RMB.


There are various options for accommodation at Shandong University (SDU). For further information visit the accommodation page here.

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