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International Doctoral Program in Environmental Science and Engineering

Major: Environmental Science and Engineering

Major Code: 083000

Program Duration: 4 Years

Tuition Fees: 41 000 CNY/ Year

  1. Introduction

The College of Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) at Tongji University is one of the earliest Chinese institutions for environmental higher education and research. CESE was dedicated to the search for innovative solutions for environmental protection and sustainable development. With renowned strength in environmental research and education, the college has established itself at China’s leading institution in the field. The latest evaluation by China’s Ministry of Education ranked CESE as one of the three A+ institutions in environmental science and engineering and in 2017 it was selected into the national ‘Double First-Class’ project. The Environmental science and engineering major ranks 36th in the world from the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Environmental Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary major, aiming at environmental pollution and ecological damage problems in China, focusing on the major needs of social and economic sustainable development, including the following research areas: Environmental Pollution Chemistry, Environmental Pollution Ecology, Water Pollution Control Theory and Technology, Solid Waste Treatment and Recycling, Environmental Restoration and Watershed Pollution Control, Air Pollution Control and Source Reduction, Environmental Planning and Management.

  1. Objectives

  1. Master the solid and broad basic theory and systematic in-depth expertise in the field of Environmental Science and Engineering, and be familiar with the dynamics and progress of international frontier research in this discipline.

  2. Have the ability of writing academic papers and international academic communication; have rigorous scientific research style, good spirit of cooperation and strong communication skills.

  3. Have the ability to independently and creatively engage in and make achievements from scientific research or expertise, become an industry elite in the field of Environmental Science and Engineering.

This program is limited to international applicants. Students are obliged to complete the whole credits and training steps, successfully defend dissertations which meet publication requirements before being awarded the Ph.D. Degree of Engineering by the Degree Committee of Tongji University.

  1. Research Direction

  1. Environmental Chemistry and Biology

  2. Environmental Process and Restoration

  3. Environmental Monitoring and Management

  4. Ecotoxicology and Health

  5. Environmental Functional Materials

  6. Environmental Planning and Management

  7. Theories and Technologies for improving water quality in regions, river basins and cities.

  8. Sewage Treatment and Recycling

  9. Solid Waste Treatment and Recycling

  10. Air Pollution Control Theory and Technology

  11. Environmental Energy and New Materials

  12. Theory and Technology of Remediation of Contaminated Sites

  1. Credit Requirements

Ph.D. students should meet at least 18 credits in total including 4 credits in public courses, 4 credits in degree courses, 2 credits in non-degree courses and 8 credits in compulsory courses.

  1. Qualifications

1. Non-Chinese citizen in good health both mentally and physically.

2. Applicants for Ph.D. program should have a Master degree.

3. Applicant must stay in good academic standing.

4. All international students applying from non-English speaking countries should have good English proficiency.

VI. Application Materials

1. Application Form for International Students of Tongji University.

2. A photocopy of passport (Personal Information Page).

3. Electronic copy of original graduate certificate and degree certificate. If the certificates are not in Chinese or English, the original notarized translated versions must be submitted.

* The certificates should be notarized by local Chinese Embassy or local Chinese Consulates (or foreign embassies or consulates in China). Degree certificate is required to be verified; and original or notarized documents related to the degree certificate must be submitted at the registration.

4. Electronic copy of original or notarized academic transcripts of the MA program. If the academic transcripts are not in Chinese or English, the electronic copy of original notarized translated document must be submitted.

* The transcript should be notarized by local Chinese Embassy or local Chinese Consulates (or foreign embassies or consulates in China). The original or notarized documents of the transcript must be submitted at the registration.

5. The electronic copy of language proficiency certificate. TOEFL (minimum 80/120) or IELTS (minimum 6). The certificate should be valid when submitted.  

6. Original recommendation letters from two professors or associate professors (contact information is necessary).

7. Personal statement. Around 1500 words for doctoral candidates, in Chinese (Chinese- taught programs) or English (English-taught programs). Study and work experience, academic research achievement, planned research proposal and personal prospect after graduation should be included.

8. Catalogue and abstract of published papers, and other documents that can prove academic ability.

9. Letter of Approval from the instructor of Tongji University (Optional, if the applicant has already contacted a professor for approval, this file can be submitted.)

  1. Scholarship Application

Please refer to the scholarship website and prepare the documents accordingly.

  1. Contact Us

Mme. Jiaqi SHEN


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