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Job Record #16857
TitlePhD scholarship in Marine Offshore Hydrodynamics
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerSouthern University of Science and Technology
LocationChina, Guangdong, Shenzhen
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateWednesday, February 10, 2021
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the Department of Ocean 
Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) 
in Shenzhen, China. Successful candidates will join the Hydrodynamic group, 
working mainly with Dr Xingya Feng.

Candidates will be working on research topics in Marine Offshore Engineering, 
such as Hydrodynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Waves and Flows, Offshore 
Renewable Energy, Mooring system, Offshore Foundation etc.

Candidates with relevant education (in Civil, Mechanical, Ocean Engineering) are 
welcome to apply. Priority will be given to those who have background of 
hydrodynamics and fluid mechanics.

About SUSTech 
SUSTech is a young public university founded by the Shenzhen Municipal 
Government and was officially recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 
April 2012. SUSTech aspires to be a globally-renowned university that 
contributes to the advancement of science and technology by excelling in 
interdisciplinary research, nurturing creative future leaders and creating 
knowledge for China and the world. Built around the three pillars of Research, 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and propelled by its global collaboration 
strategies, SUSTech has rapidly grown into a prominent higher learning 
institution active at the scientific frontiers. It addresses the priorities of 
regional and national development strategies while blazing the trail for 
China’s higher education reform and innovation.
According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, SUSTech 
ranked in the top ten among universities in mainland China for the past two 
years. The 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) placed 
SUSTech 1st in China for its quality of research (Field Weighted Citation 
Impact). In 2019 Nature Index’s Young Universities supplement list, SUSTech 
ranked 7th in the world.
Among SUSTech’s over 950 faculty members and staff, 90% have worked overseas, 
and 60% have worked or studied in a global top 100 university. The faculty 
includes 37 Academicians and 29 Distinguished Young Scholars of the National 
Nature Science Fund of China.
More information about SUSTech, and Dr Feng can be found at:

About the Programs
1. There are two types of full-time graduate programs offered in all SUSTech 
colleges and departments: PhD Program and Integrated MASTER-PhD Program. All 
programs are taught in English.
2. The PhD Program is for four years. The Integrated MASTER-PhD Program is for 
five years (two years for Master and the other three years for PhD).
3. Please visit the webpage for information about details.

SUSTech Graduate Scholarships
SUSTech welcomes applications from students all over the world. All 
international graduate students admitted by SUSTech will be awarded the 
PhD Program: The PhD scholarship is RMB 126,700 (Approx. USD18,098)/year, plus a 
possible performance-based award of RMB 20,000 (Approx. USD 2,857)/year for a 
maximum period of 4 years. The performance-based award will be evaluated by the 
SUSTech academic departments and approved by the Graduate School.
Integrated MASTER-PhD Program: During the Master study period, the Integrated 
MASTER-PhD scholarship is RMB 83,700 (Approx. USD 11,955)/year, plus a possible 
performance-based award of RMB 10,000 (Approx. USD 1,428)/year. The student who 
completes the Master study successfully and becomes a PhD candidate will receive 
the PhD scholarship.

Costs for reference
1. Tuition fee: RMB35,000/year (Approx. USD 5,000) during the Master study 
period, and RMB 40,000/year (Approx. USD 5,715) during the PhD study period.
2. Registration fee: RMB 500 (Approx. USD 71).
3. Accommodation fee: RMB18,000/year (Approx. USD 2,570) for a single room in 
the graduate student dormitories on campus.

How to apply
1. Eligibility of international applicants: 
Bachelor’s degree holder for Integrated MASTER-PhD Program applicants. 
Master’s degree holder for PhD Program applicants.
Language competence: TOEFL 85 or above; or IELTS 6.5 overall or above, with no 
sub-scores lower than 6.0.
2. Application deadline: 
Jan 20, 2021. 

Please email the required documents (in PDF format) to the department contacts 
listed below. The subject of email should be: Application for SUSTech 
PhD/Integrated Master-PhD Program Admission 2020-International Student-Name.
The Department Contact: Ms Guo Dujiao,
Please email Dr Feng before sending application materials.

Required Documents
(1) Application Form (please download from
(2) Personal statement, which should include study and work experience, reasons 
for application and study proposal.
(3) Degree certificates and academic transcripts, which must be original 
documents or notarized copies. If applicants are university students, they shall 
also provide an official pre-graduation certificate/letter showing their student 
status and stating the expected graduation date. For all documents in languages 
other than Chinese or English, notarized copies of translations in Chinese or 
English need to be provided.
(4) Photocopies of language proficiency certificates.
(5) Two letters of recommendation with appropriate contact details.
(6) A photocopy of passport or other government issued ID.
(7) Other documents that prove academic abilities.
Departments may require hard copies of the above documents. Application 
materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of application.

Evaluation and Admission
Applications will be considered on the basis of the documents provided by the 
applicants. An interview and/or additional tests may be needed.
Offer letters will be issued to the successful applicants by the SUSTech 
Graduate Admission Office following the release of the application review 

Please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the PhD program, 
and a CV via email. 
Contact: Dr Xingya Feng

Contact Information:
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NameXingya Feng
Email ApplicationYes
Address1088 Xueyuan Road
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