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Joint PhD Programme

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The Joint PhD Programme refers to the joint offer of a full-time PhD programme between PolyU and another institution of good standing that leads to dual awards. Upon satisfactory completion of study, the student will receive two award parchments issued each by PolyU and the partner institution. There will be a footnote printed on the PolyU award parchment stating that the programme is jointly run by PolyU and the partner institution. The partner institution is expected to do the same as far as practicable. As a student will receive two parchments, and in the light of different programme requirements imposed by the partner institution on the joint PhD programme, the student is required to satisfy the programme requirements of both PolyU and the partner institution.

The purposes of introducing the Joint PhD Programme include, among other things, strengthening our links with the partner institution, capitalising on both institutions’ research facilities and resources, as well as facilitating research collaboration. It can also help enrich the student’s international study experiences.

List of partner institutions are as follows:

  • Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Sichuan University, China
  • Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • Tongji University, China
  • University of Calgary, Canada
  • University of Surrey, UK
  • University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Wuhan University, China
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Zhejiang University, China


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