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PolyU – EIAS Collaborative PhD Training Programme

24 Feb 2023

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has a well-established global outlook and offers varieties of international learning opportunities with renowned institutions for our PhD students.

The new Collaborative PhD Training Programme partnership in 2021 with EIT Institute for Advanced Study (EIAS), China, opened up a new network in research specialisms of science, engineering, information technology and business. EIAS is funded by Yu Renrong Education Foundation and supported by Zhejiang Provincial and Ningbo Municipal Governments.

This Collaborative PhD Training Programme is a 4-year programme for PhD students who would spend their first two years at PolyU and subsequent two years at EIAS, with dual research supervision from both institutions. Collaborative PhD students may obtain a PhD degree from PolyU and a certificate of completion from EIAS, after completing the necessary programme and satisfying the graduation requirements of both institutions.

Quick facts of the Collaborative PhD Training Programme with EIAS
  • Please submit an application to EIAS by 31 March 2023.
  • Please refer to this link for the general entrance requirements and English language requirements of PolyU.
  • Collaborative PhD students are treated the same as regular PhD students and are entitled to stipend support during their studies at PolyU. Students are also entitled to scholarships or bursaries provided by EIAS, during their studies at EIAS.
  • Students would need to self-finance registration fee, tuition, accommodation fee, visa, insurance, international travel expenses, etc. at PolyU; and tuition and accommodation fee at EIAS.

Application materials

The materials to be submitted by the applicant include:

  1. "The Hong Kong Polytechnic University-EIT Institute for Advanced Study Collaborative PhD Training Programme application form" (download here:
  2. CV in English
  3. Research proposal (within 2,000 words in English on interested research area, identified problems to be resolved, research action plan and research expectations, etc.)
  4. Scanned copy of the transcript (must be affixed with the academic seal of the Graduate School) or scanned copy of the GPA transcript for Bachelor Degree-holders (must be affixed with the academic seal of the Graduate School)
  5. Scanned copy of the English test transcript (required before the official registration at PolyU)
  6. Scanned copy of the ID card
  7. Scanned copy of the academic degree certificate or scanned copy of academic qualifications and student status certification documents
  8. Scanned copies of other materials that can reflect academic ability (such as academic journals or academic conference papers or publications, patents, honorary certificates, professional qualification certificates, etc.)
Application procedure
  1. Application submission: Applicants should submit application materials (in one single pdf file, email subject as “PolyU – EIAS 2023 Collaborative PhD Programme + Applicant’s name”) to EIAS, the deadline for submission is 31 March 2023.
  2. Primary selection: EIAS conducts a qualification review and primary selection based on the application materials, submits the list of applicants who have passed the primary selection to PolyU, and informs the applicants simultaneously. Those who do not pass the primary election will not be notified.
    Applicants who have passed the primary selection should contact the tutors or contact persons in relevant disciplines at EIAS. The tutors of EIAS will guide applicants to choose and confirm the tutors of the corresponding disciplines at PolyU. The tutors’ information on EIAS will be announced on its official website.
  3. Online application: Applicants who have passed the primary selection will be invited for an interview and shortlisted applicants need to complete an online application on the eAdmission system of PolyU.
  4. Admission: Applicants who have officially applied online can log onto the eAdmission system of PolyU for checking application status. Admission results will be announced by the end of May 2023 at the latest. EIAS will notify the admitted applicants only.



EIT Institute for Advanced Study Admissions Office
Hotline: 0574-5533 6701
Address: 10th Floor, No. 2, Kaiyuan New Youth Plaza, No. 568 Tongxin Road, Ningbo, China
Postal code: 315200

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