The PhD programme in Biological Sciences at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University provides high-calibre, discipline-specific training to equip students with advanced knowledge and research skills that are relevant to both academia and the biotechnology sector. The training takes advantage of XJTLU's distinctive international features and vibrant research environment to prepare graduates for advanced careers in the life sciences.
The Department offers four-year PhD programmes managed through collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.
As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Full-time PhD students are also funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.
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Key benefits of PhD study at XJTLU:
- Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
- Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
- Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
- PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
- The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
- Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- There is no specific deadline for PhD application.
DisciplinesBiology Natural Sciences Biochemistry
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- UK first or 2:1 class Bachelors degree with Honours (or its equivalent), or 2:2 class plus Master degree in an appropriate field of study
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International13761 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13761 USD per year during 48 months.
National13761 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13761 USD per year during 48 months.
- RMB 88,000 per year
Living costs for Suzhou
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
XJTLU offers a range of scholarships to highly motivated and qualified candidates to pursue research leading to a PhD degree. Successful applicants may receive financial support including:
- A tuition fee scholarship for up to three years
- A monthly stipend for up to three years
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.