Developmental Biology(College of Life Sciences)
Zhejiang University
Basic Information
Degree: Doctoral
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 15 , 2023
Duration: 4 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 42,800 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
Feb 28 , 2023
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
USD 164 (Check Policy)
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 219 (Check Policy)
Special Requirements
Program Description

Entry Requirements

1. General Requirements

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with proper moral conduct, in good health with no infectious disease or any physical or mental diseases that may affect the normal study, and be under the age of 40 (Age limit is flexible for healthy applicants with certain work experience and high academic ability). Applicants must be valid foreign passport holders and Master’s degree holders (Applicant who provide pre-graduation certificate or student status certificate at application MUST provide Master’s degree diploma prior to registration .)

2. Requirements on nationality

2.1 Applicant who has given up their original Chinese citizenship (including residents in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) and become foreign citizens shall provide the documents certifying the cancellation of Chinese nationality, according to the policy of Ministry of Education of the PRC.

2.2 If the applicant has acquired foreign citizenship automatically at the time of birth in a foreign country, whose parents were both Chinese citizens, or one of the parents was a Chinese citizen, parent’s (with Chinese citizenship) permanent resident in foreign country should be obtained prior to the birth of the applicant.

3.Language proficiency requirements:

For Programs taught in English
International applicants who apply for English-taught graduate programs must provide certificates to prove their English language proficiency meets the minimum requirement for admission, which
are listed as below:

a) Applicants whose native language is English are exempt from providing English Proficiency Certificates.
Native English speaking countries recognized by ZJU include:
American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gibraltar, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands,South Africa, The Gambia, Tonga, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of
America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

b) Applicants whose native language is not English must provide English Language Test Result within validity period or Certificate of Instruction in English issued by previous institutions or other proof which can reflect the applicants’ English proficiency.

English Language Tests

Certificate of Instruction in English: Applicants who have earned a degree from accredited college or university whose language of instruction was English, must provide Certificate of Instruction in English issued by previous institution.

Note: Applicants who apply for exemption from submiting language test scores must upload relevant documents to the Language Proficiency Certificate Section of ZJU Online Application System.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Doctoral RMB 42,800 pre year
RMB 171,200 in total (About $ 34,939)
Accommodation Fee
Dormitory No.16
Double Room RMB 120  (More Details)
Chu Kochen Hall of International Education
Double Room RMB 160  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 100  (More Details)
Studio RMB 280  (More Details)
Dormitory No.23 & 24
Studio RMB 160  (More Details)
International Students Dormitory
Double Room RMB 120  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 80  (More Details)
International Students Dormitory (East Campus)
Double Room RMB 120  (More Details)
Quad room RMB 160  (More Details)
Studio RMB 200 to RMB 220  (More Details)
International Students Dormitory (West Campus)
Double Room RMB 120  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 80 to RMB 100  (More Details)
Dormitory No.10
Double Room RMB 100  (More Details)
Dormitory No.10
Double Room RMB 120  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 400 to RMB 800
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 219 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 2,180 to RMB 2,780

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Others

Applicant who has given up their original Chinese citizenship and become foreign citizens shall provide the documents certifying the cancellation of Chinese nationality, according to the policy of Ministry of Education of the PRC.

3. Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide GRE,NTS-GAT test score.

4. Published academic papers or other academic achievements. (If any)

5. Other documents

If the applicant has acquired foreign citizenship automatically at the time of birth in a foreign country, whose parents are both Chinese citizens, or one of the parents is a Chinese citizen, please provide
1.documents certifying acquiring foreign citizenship at the time of birth;
2.documents certifying parent’s (with Chinese citizenship) permanent residence in foreign country before the birth of applicants.

*6. Photocopies of language proficiency certificates.

Applicants for English-instructed programs must provide the certificate of TOEFL or IELTS test score. (Not required for English native speakers)

*7. A photocopy of passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

*8. Passport photo

White background,35mm×45mmin size.

*9. Academic transcripts during Master’s and Bachelor’s degree study

Academic transcripts during Master’s and Bachelor’s degree study, which must be original documents or notarized copies. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

*10. Highest degree certificates

Highest degree certificates, which must be original documents or notarized copies. If applicants are university students, they shall provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. The original certificates or notarized copies MUST be submitted at registration. The certificates should be obtained prior to registration.
Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

*11. Two letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors, in Chinese or English. (Professors’ signature, contact phone number and email address must be put on the letter.)

*12. Personal statement

Personal statement, in Chinese or English, should include study and work experience, reasons for application and study proposal. No less than 1500 words.

13. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

You can download a template or sample from here.

14. 2023 version of Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU Supervisor(If applicable)

Applicants shall provide the above form for professors to fill. Old versions will not be accepted.

You can download a template or sample from here.

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