SIAT was authorized as a school campus for graduate programs at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Our Doctoral programs commonly last for 3-4 years, and funding is provided.

The principal investigators are comprised of a team of scientists with an international background which includes members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Sciences. All principal investigators have received scientific training abroad at top-ranked universities, including Harvard Medical School and Stanford University in the United States, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and Charité – Berlin University Medicine in Germany.

Shenzhen is one of the novel international centres in China and the central city in the Pearl River Delta that, along with Hong Kong and Macao, form the Greater Bay Area. It is an international city and a hub of technology, research, and development in the Greater Bay Area.  Major global operating companies have their headquarters in Shenzhen, such as Huawei, Tencent, and BYD.

Northwestern Polytechnical University (PhD) Fully Funded Scholarships 2024

The scientific areas range from fundamental neuroscience, including synaptic physiology, neuron-glia interaction, and characterization of neural circuits, to the study of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, depression, pain, and stress-related responses. The faculty is involved in developing novel technologies, and novel approaches to studying animal behavior and therapeutics for treating brain diseases.

We encourage applications from students with a Master’s degree in biology, biomedicine, biochemistry, genetics, neuroscience, medicine, computer science, engineering, psychology, physics, or related disciplines.

Applicants should contact a potential supervisor and submit a preliminary application to, indicating on the application that they are applying to the international Ph.D. program.

  • Motivation letter for Ph.D. application
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts of educational documents
  • Provisional Acceptance Form
  • Original certificate of study or degree

Applicants are also required to submit their application via the online application system (here). Admission is determined by UCAS according to the result of the document review, the interview, and other factors. The notice will be sent to the admitted students after the final result is released.

Deadline: 31 December
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