PhD program enables you to stimulate and challenge your thinking by working with the finest research minds. As a PhD student, you are considered an integral part of ZJU-SOM’s research community, and we seek to encourage and support you in every way we can. As a result, you will be equipped with a solid foundation in your discipline and a range of approaches that will shape your thinking and expand your ability to identify innovative solutions to the most challenging issues.

Our doctoral program has six concentrations: Management Science & Engineering, Technology & 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 2024 intake. Overseas applicants should apply through International College.

Doctoral program admission

Application Deadline: February 29, 2024

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, 2024 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
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Job Placement

Throughout your degree, you will develop intellectually and personally, become an independent researcher and acquire teaching skills. A majority of our PhD graduates secure positions in leading academic institutions or global organizations.

We endeavor to cultivate a global perspective that prepares you for your future career. Our students maximize opportunities by undertaking jointly supervised overseas research with partner institutions, including the University of Cambridge, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Groningen, and the City University of Hong Kong.

Student Voices

As an iPhD student in the management science and engineering (MSE) program, I enjoy the research-orientated atmosphere at ZJU. A bright and engaged cohort of classmates ensures a continuous flow of exciting ideas, shared understanding, and discussion of recent papers. I also appreciate the comprehensive approach of my professors and the cutting-edge lectures they deliver. With a solid foundation in theory and methodology, I feel satisfied with my research progress.

- ZHAO Xinyu, iPhD candidate, MSE, Class of 2017

My Ph.D. provides systematic training in academic research and the latest international approaches. My teachers are conscientious, responsible, and convivial teachers of the highest order, making for a positive learning environment. I feel content and productive in my life and studies at ZJU.

- WANG Kedi, iPhD candidate, Business Management, Class of 2018