UEA-SUSTech Split-Site PhD Programme UEA-SUSTech Split-Site PhD Programme


Programme Structure and Funding Conditions

Students will spend the first year of the programme at the University of East Anglia (UEA), based in Norwich, UK, followed by two and a half years of research at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), based in Shenzhen, China. Students will then return to UEA to complete their research work and thesis in the final year.

Studentships will cover tuition fees, a stipend, as well as a Research and Training Support Grant during the residence at UEA, which includes the following financial support:

Year 1

  • A maintenance stipend for the first year of study based at UEA.
  • International fees for postgraduate research studies at UEA.
  • A research training and support grant will be available to cover research and training expenses for the student during the period of study at UEA.

Years 2 and 3, and the first six months in Year 4

  • The studentship paid to the student during the period of study based at SUSTech will provide funds for SUSTech tuition fees, accommodation and a maintenance stipend.
  • During this period of study, students will be provided with on-campus accommodation.

Year 4 (final six months of study)

  • A maintenance stipend for the final period of study at UEA.
  • International fees for postgraduate research studies at UEA.

How to Apply to the SUSTech Split-Site PhD Programme

For projects starting in October 2019, funding applications must be submitted to SUSTech by 30 November 2018 (please visit the SUSTech website for full details on the applications process). Applicants securing funding from SUSTech will then be invited to apply to UEA.

Before submitting an application, candidates must contact a potential UEA supervisor to discuss a project suitable for the UEA-SUSTech Split-Site PhD Programme. Here you will find a list of UEA supervisors having established collaborations with SUSTech, and potential PhD research subjects: