PhD Scholarship for International students at Shandong University in China

  • Apply Before : June 15, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 12173

Opportunity Description

Shandong University, which is launched in 1901 under the direct jurisdiction of the ministry of education of China, is outstanding with strong influence both in China and foreign countries. SDU signed cooperation agreements with more than 200 schools, institutes, and universities in over 30 countries and regions.

Different types of full and partial scholarships for Ph.D. degrees offered to SDU to cover your living and studying expenses while conducting your higher degree in different fields in China for international students. Moreover, bachelor and master scholarship programs also available at SDU. Eligible and interested applicants must check the details and apply.

Have a glance for undergraduate and master degree at Shandong University at the links below:




Deadline: 15 June 2020

Location: China

Instruction language: English, Chinese

Level of study: PhD degree

Duration: 4 years

Registration fee: 400 RMB and will be paid after arriving at SDU.

Medical Insurance plan: 800 RMB

Available scholarships:

  • Chinese government scholarship, Chinese university program (Type B) (full scholarship).
  • Chinese government scholarship – bilateral program (CGS-BP) scholarship type A (full and partial scholarships.)
  • Chinese government Scholarship-Sino-US Cultural Exchange Scholarships (B type).
  • Confucius China Studies Program.
  • MOFCOM Scholarship (A Type).
  • SDU Freshman Scholarship for international students divided into three parts; outstanding, excellent and advance scholarship.
  • Jinan Sister City Scholarship.
  • Qingdao Municipal Government Scholarship for international students in China.

Note: Each scholarship has a different deadline please check the official website of the scholarship.

Similar Opportunities:

Eligibilities for Ph.D. degree:

  • Applicants must not be from China.
  • Must be in a good state of health.
  • Applicant’s age must be between 18 to 40 years old.
  • Must complete their master degree or higher with excellent records. (If not graduated yet, please provide documents to certify your situation.)
  • Must have excellent English or Chinese language skills.

Fields of study in Chinese:

Social work, philosophy of cognition, epistemology, comparative philosophy, study of religion, theory of literature and art, Chinese philology, ancient Chinese literature, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, comparative literature and world literature, software engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, sports management science, geotechnical engineering, disaster prevention and mitigation engineering and protection engineering, bridge and tunnel engineering, advanced manufacturing, Chinese philosophy, Chinese classical philology, financial mathematics and financial engineering, nursing, marine geology, international politics, political theory, public administration, law.

Fields of study in English:

English Language and Literature, international trade, finance, pure mathematics, operational research, and control theory, applied mathematics, condensed matter physics, inorganic chemistry, organic synthesis, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry and physics, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, control science and engineering, power electronics and electrical drivers, biomedical engineering, power engineering and engineering thermos physics, power system and automation, civil engineering, political economics, western economics, world economy, law and economics, economics of language, regional economics, finance, industrial economics, population, resource and environmental economics, quantitative economics, human anatomy, histology and embryology, oncology, internal medicine (hematologic diseases, surgery (general surgery), surgery (neurosurgery), gynecology, obstetrics, epidemiology and health statistics, nursing, medicinal and biochemical pharmacy, social medicine and health management, electronics science and technology, environmental science, microbiology, analytical chemistry, particle physics and nuclear physics, international politics, public administration, law, optical engineering, electronic science and technology, information and communication engineering, computer science and technology, botany, biochemistry and molecular biology, environmental science.


Required documents:

  • Reference letter.
  • Language proficiency documents:
    • Chines: level 6 of HSK 180 or higher, (applicants who studied their higher degree in Chinses language do not require to provide language documents, submit the official proof.)
    • English: TOEFL IBT 80 or higher, IELTS 6.0, or relevant certificate. (native speakers and applicants who studied their highest degree in English do not submit the language proficiency document. Only provide the official proof.)
  • First page or information page of your passport (the validation of your passport must be at least six months).
  • Two recommendation letters from an associate professor or above.
  • Essay (s) or graduation monograph abstract or list of publications (if available).
  • Certificate of employment (optional).
  • Master degree certificate and transcript or proof of the expected graduation date.
  • Personal statement/ research plan (including self-introduction, the reason for applying for SDU, your interest area, any thing else you want to tell for the selection committee.)
  • Health certificate (valid for six months).
  • After receiving the re-offer letter, you may need to provide the funding documents, such as bank statements.
  • Any other supporting documents.


  • The whole documents must be in English or Chinse.
  • Incomplete documents will not be considered.

How to apply:

Interested international students must apply online before each application deadline.


  • CSC scholarship deadline is 31 March 2020
  • CSC institution code: 10422
  • CSC type B scholarship required to submit their documents via post to the admission office of SDU international student’s admission office of department of international affair of the following postal address:

27 Shanda Nanlu, Shandong University (Central Campus), Mingde Building, C301, Jinan, P. R. China; Postal code: 250100.

Visa process:

  • Apply for a study visa at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate/Visa Center in your home country with admission notice and JW 201/202 Form.

Contact address:

International Students Admissions Office, Department of International Affairs

Phone: +86 (0)531-88364854           Fax: +86 (0)531-88565051



Check the SDU website for more information and details


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