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Doctoral Program

  • Application Deadline :

    June 20th, 2020

  • Term Begins :

    September, 2020

  • Duration :

    from 3 to 4 years


Non-Chinese citizen in good health; between 18 and 40 years old with Master’s Degree

Academic Highlights

Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Five disciplines being ranked among the top 1% under a global benchmark, namely Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, in accordance with the Essential Science Indicators(ESI) Database created by the Institute for Science Information (Thompson ISI).

Chemical Engineering and Technology Program

The Chemical Engineering and Technology Program has successfully passed the review of ABET(Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) in 2014 and becomes the first university in China that has passed the accreditation.

School of Business

(Association of MBAs)accreditation with a 5-year term of validity in 2012 and 2017. In 2015,it has been awarded the certificate of Chinese Advanced Management Education Accreditation(CAMEA).

2020 Doctoral Programs

Schools & Website Doctoral Programs (Chinese/English-taught) Optional Teaching Language



Duration (yrs.)
School of Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Chinese or English check 4
Chemical Technology Chinese or English
Energy Chemical Engineering Chinese or English
Process Systems Engineering Chinese or English
Material Chemical Engineering Chinese or English
School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Inorganic Chemistry Chinese or English check 4
Analytical Chemistry Chinese or English
Organic Chemistry Chinese or English
Physical Chemistry Chinese or English
Synthesis of Fine Chemical and Molecular Chinese or English
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Chinese
Applied Chemistry Chinese or English
Industrial Catalysis Chinese or English
School of Biotechnology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chinese or English check 4
Biochemical Engineering Chinese or English
Biotechnology and Bioengineering Chinese or English
School of Mechanical and Power Engineering Mechanical Engineering Chinese check 4
Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics Chinese or English
School of Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Chinese or English check 4
Polymer Chemistry and Physics Chinese
School of Information Science and Engineering Control Science and Engineering Chinese check 4
Computer Application Technology Chinese or English
School of Resources and Environmental Engineering Thermal Engineering Chinese check 4
Environmental Science and Engineering Chinese or English
School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology Chinese check 4
Pesticide Science Chinese
Pharmacy Chinese
School of Science Mathematics Chinese check 4
Optical Information & Physics and Quantum Materials Chinese
School of Business Applied Economics Chinese check 4
Management Science and Engineering Chinese
School of Social and Public Administration Sociology Chinese or English check 3
Social Work(Studies) Chinese
Social Management and Policy Chinese
Sociology of Law Chinese
School of Art Design and Media Industrial Design Chinese check 3



For New Students

· Chinese Government Scholarship (Bilateral Program)

Applicants shall apply to the governmental institutions or the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General in the home countries. Please consult local relevant department for application date.

· Chinese Government Scholarship  (University Postgraduate Program)

Applicants must apply directly to ECUST and complete online application (more details in http://ies.ecust.edu.cn/

Application date is from January to April each year.

The agency number of ECUST: 10251  

· Shanghai Government Scholarship

Applicants must apply directly to ECUST and complete online application (more details in http://ies.ecust.edu.cn/

Application date is from March to May each year.

For Enrolled Students

· Graduates Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually based on students’ general academic performance.

· Scholarship for Publication in High-level Journals

This scholarship is awarded annually in accordance with standard set for publication in high-level academic journals.

Application Documents

1. Copy of Passport Information Page

2. Certification of the highest education, transcripts and HSK 4 Certification (Chinese-taught majors). Applicants whose native language or official language of the home country is not English should submit proof of English language proficiency in order to apply for English-taught programs (TOEFL≥70 IELTS≥6 or other proof of English proficiency

3. Acceptance Letter (If obtained). For those who have not received the acceptance letter from supervisor, CIE will contact the appropriate school to arrange.

4. Two Recommendation Letters (written in Chinese or English). Applicants for the graduate programs must submit two recommendation letters signed by professors or associate professors.

5. A Study Plan or Research Proposal (written in Chinese or English). This should be a minimum of 800 words.

6. Other supporting documents (e.g. published papers, awards & certificates)

7. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy), (written in English, only required for  applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months, can be downloaded from http://ies.ecust.edu.cn/index.php ); The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.


* If applicants have already obtained a Pre-admission Letter from ECUST, please attach the copy to the application materials

* Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English Translations.

* Prospective diploma recipients must submit an official document issued by the current school to prove the current student status and expected graduation date. If applicants are admitted, the photocopy of the degree certificate shall be sent before registration.

Applicants shall provide any other additional documents not mentioned above if asked.

Please arrange and print the materials in the above order. Whether or not the application is successful, the application documents will not be returned.

How to Apply

Step 1. Apply online
Please register and login ECUST online application system (http://apply.ecust.edu.cn or https://ecust.17gz.org), choose “Undergraduate Student” option in the column, then select “Choose your program” (Teaching Language: English), fill out the application form and submit online application.
Step 2. Pay application fee
Once online application is reviewed and approved, a notification would be delivered through the system. As required, please pay application fee by bank transfer in time. Then Login in your account and upload the receipt of bank transfer or pay in person at Room 108, Lizhi Building.
Step 3. Get admission letter and JW202 visa form
Upon receiving the payment, the Admission Letter and JW202 Visa Application Form will be issued and sent to mailing address after admitted.

Teaching Venue

All courses of graduate program are taught on Xuhui campus.

Enrollment & Registration

1. Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (Form JW202) will be issued and sent to applicants after successful applications.

2. Admitted applicant should submit their passport, Admission Notice, and Visa Application Form (Form JW202) to the Chinese embassy (or the Chinese Consulate General) in their home countries to acquire a student visa. Applicants should register at the Admissions Office of College of International Education within the registration period and apply for a Shanghai Residence Permit to the Exit- Entry Administration of Shanghai Public Security Bureau in accordance with related regulations.

Tuition & Fees

For Doctoral Program(RMB)

Application Fee
Tuition(per academic year)
42900 (English-taught Program)
Insurance (per academic year)

1. Application fee is non-refundable, which should be paid when submitting the application materials.

2. Tuition should be paid annually at one time upon registration at the beginning of each academic year.

Bank Account


Account No. :                   033296-08017003862

Bank Name :                     Agricultural Bank of China, Xuhui District, Caoxi Sub-branch

Bank Address :                 30 Tian Yao Qiao Road, Shanghai, China

SWIFT Code :                 ABOCCNBJ090   

Remittance Remarks :      APPLICATION NUMBER

Contact Us 

Admission and Academic Affairs Office of College of International Education 

East China University of Science and Technology

Room 103 LiZHi Building, 130 Meilong Rd., Shanghai, 200237, P.R. China

Postal code: 200237

Tel: 0086-21-64253709

Fax: 0086-21-64252280

E-mail: cie@ecust.edu.cn

Website: http://ies.ecust.edu.cn/


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