The PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Harbin Engineering University (HEU) is a 4 years long program for international students, taught in English.
Harbin Engineering University was founded in 1953 in Harbin, China. It offers more than 150 degree programs, 48 of which are conducted in English. Designated a Project 211 university, HEU is billed as a top institution for engineering and marine projects. It is also a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First-Class Discipline University, with double first-class status in certain disciplines.
Harbin Engineering University (in short HEU, formerly Harbin Military Engineering Institute), founded in 1953, is located in Harbin, ice city, near the beautiful Songhua River. HEU is one of the first key universities in the national "211 Project" (to set up 100 national key universities in the 21st Century) and the key construction on the Specific Disciplines Innovation Platform (belongs to 985 project) and the first batch of key constructed universities in China having graduate school and National University Science Park. HEU has major personnel training and scientific research in the field of shipbuilding engineering, ocean exploration, and nuclear energy application.
HEU is located in Nangang, in the heart of Harbin.
The university library occupies a six-story building on the eastern side of campus. Particular strengths of library collections focus on nuclear and marine science.
Wifi access at the library is charged at 0.30 RMB per hour. Faculty, students, and staff with a university ID card may register for wifi access at the second-floor information desk.
Harbin Engineering University provides 1-bedroom accommodations for international students. Facilities include beds, desks & chairs, wardrobe, TV, refrigerator, E-Kettle, internet, hook-up, etc.
You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
You are not eligible to apply to this program because:
The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 40.
English fluency is required. You need to be either: - A native English speaker - Studied a degree in English before - Can demonstrate a high level of English - Having an English certificate such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL 95 and above is an advantage.
Minimum education level: Master's
The program is quite competitive, you need to have a high grades of Average B, 60%, or a high GPA.
Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.
Passport size photo
English certificate (You can take the English test online here)
2 Recommendation letters
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
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.