PhD in Food Science

Introduction to the Program

The PhD in Food Science at Zhejiang Gongshang University is a three year program for international students taught in English.

About Zhejiang Gongshang University

Established in 1911 as Hangzhou Vocational Business School (The Earliest Chinese Business School), Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJSU) is a public higher educational institution that focuses on the fields of business and technology. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The food science PhD training at Zhejiang Gongshang University will fully implement Chinese government’s education policy, under the guiding ideology of “education oriented to the modernization, to the world and to the future”. Comprehensive training programs are designed and delivered to train students to acquire solid fundamental knowledge and proficient professional skills. Graduates of this program will have the capacity and competence to conduct high level teaching and researches in food science disciplines and to engage R&D researches and management roles in food industry.

About the School of Food Science and Biotechnology

The School of Food Science and Biotechnology at Zhejiang Gongshang University (Xiasha campus) is highly regarded in the country for its leading researches and high standard student training. The school has 115 academic and supporting staff, including 26 professors and 33 associate professors. Over 1,300 fulltime students are currently studying degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School has a number of well established research teams and groups led by well-known professors and senior researchers, conducting leading researches in some major areas of food science and bioengineering. Main objectives of our research are to address fundamental issues of food and nutrition concerned by both consumers and government and to apply latest research findings to solve challenges faced by the food industry. The School has recently been assessed by the government as strategic importance to social and economic development. A major governmental funding has been awarded for a significant expansion of its research capacity.

The School has ambitious training programs tailored for the needs of individual research students. We welcome talented students from all culture and ethnic background to join us for higher degree studies. Our School will provide state-of-the-art research facilities and stimulating research environment to help each student to achieve life ambition.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health.
  2. Education Background Requirements:
    – Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree.
  3. English language proficiency requirements:
    Applicants (except for English native speakers) must have TOEFL test or IELTS test or have other English language proficiency.

Application Deadline

15th of August


Main Courses

Outline of China

Chinese Language

Each PhD candidate must obtain no less than 6 credits from selected courses of his/her subject discipline. The candidate should consult with his/her supervisor(s) about the choices of courses.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 33000 per year. The total for the 3 year program is 99,000 RMB.


Zhejiang Gong Shang University has two campuses: Xiasha Campus(also known as the Main Campus) and the Downtown Campus. For further information on the accommodation at Zhejiang Gong Shang University (ZJSU) visit the accommodation page here.

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