📖Introduction

Westlake University is a new type of high-quality research-oriented university based in the historic Chinese city of Hangzhou - a stunning city well-known throughout Asia for its long history, rich culture, fine arts, and beautiful scenery. Our university was founded by prominent globally respected scientists and scholars. We are quickly becoming a leading university for science, engineering, and innovation. At Westlake, we emphasize academic freedom, research excellence, interdisciplinary engagement, and international collaboration. We are committed to building a truly international, world-class, research-oriented university.

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📚About the Program

PhD in Westlake University-Fudan University Joint PhD program in Physics at Westlake University (西湖大学)

Fudan University is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research university located in Shanghai, China with many highly ranked majors and programs. Fudan is a member of the C9 League, the Universities 21, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). Over the past hundred years, Fudan University has gained remarkable achievements in scientific research, social engagement, international exchange, and innovation.

Westlake University is a new type of high-quality research-oriented university based in the stunning and historic Chinese city of Hangzhou, where the ancient and ultra-modern blend to create a place like no other. Westlake University emphasizes academic freedom, research excellence, interdisciplinary engagement, and international collaboration.

All courses in the Westlake University-Fudan University Joint PhD Program in Physics are taught in English. Students will be enrolled at Fudan University and most research and courses will be conducted at Westlake University. Students who pass all program requirements, including the doctoral dissertation defense, will be awarded the doctorate degree in Physics from Fudan University.

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📖Program Curriculum

Doctoral courses in the Westlake University-Fudan University Joint PhD Program in Physics include Common-Degree Courses, Core-Degree Courses, and Elective Courses. Doctoral students are supported by a world-class academic community and courses are taught by top experts.

Courses in the Westlake University-Fudan University Joint PhD Program in Physics include:
Introduction to Computational Physics;
Introduction to Experimental Techniques in Condensed Matter Physics;
Semiconductor Physics;
Frontier of Condensed Matter Physics;
Synthesis and Characterization of Thin Films;
Computation on Solid State Materials;
Electronic Transport in Solid State Physics, and more.

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🏫About Westlake University (西湖大学)

Join Inspiring People

At Westlake University, you will learn from and be mentored by their world-class faculty. Over 95% of our professors hail from top-notch universities including MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. In addition, all our senior leadership have studied and/or held positions at distinguished institutions such as Princeton, Harvard, Yale, UPenn, UIUC, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). You will work and collaborate with these brilliant scientists and engineers changing their world. You will also be surrounded by enthusiastic fellow students who seek challenges in academics, personal growth, and cultural adventures. At Westlake, you will make lifelong friends and connect with future leaders.

A Community for Future Leaders

Westlake University is an intimate, supportive, and diverse community. Different interests and causes are represented by multiple types of student groups, allowing individuals to explore, create, and lead in their own ways. We hope to facilitate an engaging, exciting, and inspiring student life experience for all.

Westlake University Campus

Our beautiful campus was designed by renowned German firm HENN GmbH and is one of the most sustainable and multi-functional campuses in the world. Our campus boasts 300 state-of-the-art independent laboratories, 13 innovation platforms, and six shared research facilities. Our main campus is in the heart of an expanding university town, between a major technology hub and ancient historical ruins, tea plantations, and Westlake UNESCO world heritage site.

"Go International, Go Abroad"

GO INTERNATIONAL

Westlake university’s goal is to recruit 50% domestic and 50% international students to all undergraduate programs to create a truly international study environment.

Our PhD programs recruit students from top global masters’ programs.

GO ABROAD

In addition to your international experience in China, all undergraduate students are required to spend a semester or full academic year at one of their 19 partner universities abroad. We have established study abroad programs with leading universities in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia including UC Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Edinburgh, UC San Diego, Monash University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and many more.

PhD students are encouraged to study in short-term programs abroad or to present their research at international academic research conferences and forums. There are ample funding opportunities for graduate international experiences.

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🏠 Accommodation

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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$0 USD

Tuition fee:

5,500 USD per year

22,000 USD in total

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied in English at high school or a degree
- Have passed IELTS level 6.5 or TOEFL 95 or above.

Minimum education level: Master's

All students from all countries are eligible to apply to this program.

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📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Your Passport Copy
  • Your Photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • All diplomas and degree certificates.
  • All transcripts.
  • First Recommendation Letter from Previous Professor
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 or above. Or TOEFL 90 or above)
  • Academic writing sample. (Not compulsory but recommended.)
  • Second Recommendation Letter from Previous Professor
  • Personal Statement (1,500 words or more)
  • No Criminal Record Certificate

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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