Our PhD program enables you to work with the finest minds in particular research areas to stimulate and challenge your thoughts. Rather than being a student, you will be considered an integral part of ZJU-SOM’s research community and be encouraged and supported everyway on your intellectual journey. You will be equipped with a concrete foundation within your discipline and a range of methodological approaches necessary to shape your ideas and find innovative solutions to the most challenging issues.

The School’s doctoral program has six concentrations: Management Science and Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management, Enterprise Management, Entrepreneurship, Tourism Management, and Accounting.

Study with the World’s foremost scholars

Vibrant research environment

100% global experience
The doctoral program at the School is individualized and composed of four closely linked phases of study:
1) courses to acquire in-depth knowledge of students’ field of specialization and methodologies;

2) a qualification examination at the beginning of the third-year of study to evaluate mastery of students’ major field;

3) preparation of the formal research proposal; and

4) completion of dissertation under the supervision of faculty supervisors.

The expected length of study for students with master degree is 3.5 years.

The 5-year doctoral program is for those enrolled with a waiver for the National Doctorate Entrance Examination. (Domestic applicants only)

Courses for the 5-year doctoral program are delivered in both Chinese and English.

We are now accepting applications for September 2020 intake. Overseas applicants should apply through International College.

Doctoral program admission

Application Deadline: March 10th, 2021

Please make sure all the mailed application documents arrive beforethe deadline. Application for scholarships will be processed according to the schedules of different scholarships respectively.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their prospective supervisors prior to application and are expected to enclose in their application package with the Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU Professor.

Dates for Admission Results and Registration

1. Admission Results:

Normally, Admission results and Admission Notice will be sent out before the end of July, 2020 on the International College website.

2. Doctoral program start in Mid-September every year. For exact registration date, please refer to the Admission Notice.

Application Requirements
Listed below are the general application requirements for reference only.

Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University
A copy of your passport
Highest degree certificates
Academic transcripts
Language proficiency certificates
Personal statement (in Chinese or English)
Two letters of recommendation (in Chinese or English)
Published academic papers or other academic achievements (If any)
Remittance receipt of the application fee
Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU Professor (If any)

General Inquiries


Tel: +86-571-87951537

Fax: +86-571-87951755

For more information on admission, please visit International College

Job Placement

Throughout the degree, you will develop both intellectually and personally and have become an independent researcher and acquired teaching skills. A majority of our PhD graduates secure positions typically in highly respected institutions of higher education or leading global organizations.

We endeavor to prepare you a global insight for your future career. Our students can make most of the opportunities in research by overseas joint supervision. The cooperated institutions include University of Cambridge, University of Gothenburg, University of Groningen, City University of Hong Kong, etc.

Student Voices

As a student of the iPhD program of management science and engineering (MSE), I enjoy the atmosphere of doing research here. With a lot of bright classmates, we could raise innovative ideas and share the understanding of recent papers. I also appreciate the professors who give abundant, elaborated and state-of-art lectures. With a solid theory and method foundation, I am satisfied to my research progress right now.

-ZHAO Xinyu, iPhD candidate of management science and engineering (MSE) 2017

iPhD of School of Management provides both systematic academic research training and frontier international vision for doctoral students, here has conscientious and responsible teachers, first-class academic ability, and warm and comfortable learning atmosphere. It is very happy for me to live and study here.

-WANG Kedi, iPhD candidate of Business Management 2018