PhD in Crop Genetics and Breeding
Introduction to the Program
The PhD in Crop Genetics and Breeding at Zhejiang University (ZJU) is a three year program for international students taught in English.
About Zhejiang University
Zhejiang University is located in the eastern coastal city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, which lies 180km south of China’s largest commercial center Shanghai. As one of the seven ancient capital cities of China, Hangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years. The city is also a world-famous tourist resort praised as ‘a paradise on earth’, boasting very favorable natural conditions, with a mild climate, convenient transportation systems, picturesque scenery and rich cultural heritage. In the 13th century, the Italian traveler Macro Polo admired Hangzhou as ‘the most beautiful and splendid city in the world’.
Founded in 1897 as one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China, Zhejiang University is now a leading research university under the direct administration of China’s Ministry of Education. Reputed as the ‘East Cambridge’ in history, Zhejiang University has always been ranked among the top universities in China in terms of its academic strength shown in teaching, research, and social service. For more info visit the page here.
Start Date of the Program
- Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health with no infectious disease or any physical or mental diseases that may affect the normal study, have a master’s degree and be under the age of 45 (Age limit is flexible for healthy applicants with certain work experience and high academic ability).
- There are no Chinese language proficiency requirements for the applicants of English-taught programs, but they (except for English native speakers) must have an internet-based TOEFL test score 90 or IELTS test score 6.5 (or above).
The tuition fees are RMB 42800 per year. The total for the 3 year program is 128,400 RMB.
Zhejiang University possesses different types of International Student Dormitories with different conditions and specifications. For further information on the accommodation at Zhejiang University (ZJU) visit the accommodation page here.