SWU Doctoral Degree Programs (for Self-financed Students)

SWU Doctoral Degree Programs

(for Self-financed Students)

Reasons for Choosing to Study at SWU

A national key comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

One of the “211 project” universities (top 100 universities in the 21th century gaining preferential support in the construction and development from the Central Government of China)

Strong discipline profile: 12 disciplinary categories, covering 55 first class disciplines, 3 national key disciplines, 37 provincial or ministry key disciplines, 22 post-doctoral research stations, 19 PhD degree programs of the first class disciplines, 44 master’s degree programs of the first class disciplines, 107 bachelor’s degree programs

Strong faculty profile: over 2800 full time teachers, nearly 1600 professors and associate professors (including research fellows),  nearly 300 PhD supervisors, over 1200 master’s degree tutors

Less expenses: Studying at SWU Chongqing costs you much less because the consumption level in Chongqing is comparatively much lower than in most other cities in China, and the tuition fee at SWU is comparatively lower than that at many other universities in China

Delicious food: Chongqing cuisine is popular with people from all over the world for its beautiful outlook, fragrant smell, and good taste

Ideal studying environment: National famous garden-style campus located near Jialing River and Jinyun Mountain

Programs Offered

Chinese-taught Doctoral Degree Programs

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Religious Studies

Management of Agricultural Economy

Management of Forestry Economy

Agricultural Economy Accounting

Rural commerce and Finance

Statistics

Educational Principles

Comparative Education

Preschool Education

Tertiary Education

Adult Education

Vocational and Technical Education

Theories of Educational Law

Science of Educational Technology

Ethic General Education

Developmental and Educational Psychology

Theory of Curriculum and Instruction

History of Education

Elementary General Education

Basic Psychology

Applied Psychology

Chinese Classical Literature

Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature

Comparative and World Literature

Aesthetics

Chinese Philology

English Language and Literature

Theory of Literature and Art

Chinese Classical Philology

Chinese History

Basic Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

Mathematics Education

Analytical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Solid State Physics and Chemistry

Botany

Zoology

Hydrobiology

Microbiology

Cell Biology

Developmental Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ecology

Aquaculture

Physical Geography

Agricultural Water-Soil Engineering

Agricultural Biological Environment and Energy Engineering

Soil Science

Plant Nutriology

Agro Environmental Protection

Land Resource Science

Intelligent Computing and Complex System

Agricultural Mechanization Engineering

Special Economic Animals Science

Special Economic Animals Breeding

Food Science

Engineering of Crops, Fat and Plant Protein

Processing and Storing of Farming Products

Processing and Storing of aquatic Products

Gardening

Science of Fruit Trees

Science of Vegetable

Ornamental Horticulture

Genetics

Crop cultivation and Geoponics

Crop Genetic Breeding

Plant Pathology

Pest Control

Pesticide Science

Biosafety

Studies of animal husbandry

Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction

Animal Nutrition and Feed Science

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences

Physiology

Clean Energy Science

English-taught Doctoral Degree Programs

Education

Clinical and Healthy Psychology

Microbiology

Ecology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Crop Science

Agro Resource and Environment

 

Study Duration: from 3 to 6 years

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant Eligibility for Chinese-taught Programs

Non-Chinese citizen in good health

Master’s degree holder with valid foreign passport below the age of 50

HSK 4 certificate with the score of or above 180

Note: Applicants who fail to meet the requirement about Chinese proficiency should take one year Chinese course before doctoral degree studies.

Applicant Eligibility for English-taught Programs

Non-Chinese citizen in good health

Master’s degree holder with valid foreign passport below the age of 50

For non-English speakers: IELTS not less than 6.5, or TOEFL (Internet-based) not less than 85

GPA of master degree study not less than 3

Documents Required

Documents Required for Chinese-taught Programs

Application Form to Southwest University (in duplicate, including one photocopy)

Photocopies of master’s degree diploma and transcript. Such documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized copies in Chinese or English.

Photocopy of HSK certificate or other certificates of Chinese proficiency

Two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors with their signatures

Study and research plan in English or Chinese (not less than 1000 words)

CD of works. Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own works; applicants for fine arts are requested to submit a CD of their own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).

Published academic papers or other academic achievements (original or photocopy if any)

Two recent photos (white background, in passport size). Please write down the applicant’s name and major at the back of the photo

Photocopy of the applicant’s passport

Two photocopies of Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (Applicants keep the original form for study visa application.)

Applicant’s resume

Documents Required for English-taught Programs

Application Form to Southwest University (in duplicate, including one photocopy)

Photocopies of master’s degree diploma and transcript. Such documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized copies in English.

For non-English speakers: photocopy of IELTS or Internet-based TOEFL certificate

Two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors with their signatures

Study and research plan in English (not less than 1000 words)

Published academic papers or other academic achievements (original or photocopy if any)

Two recent photos (white background, in passport size). Please write down the applicant’s name and major at the back of the photo

Photocopy of the applicant’s passport

Two photocopies of Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (Applicants keep the original form for study visa application.)

Applicant’s resume

Application and Admission Procedures

Online Application and Admission Procedures:

Log onto the website of SWU online application for international students (http://222.198.126.224/). Complete steps including online name registration, password setting, and verification code input, etc.;

Click “Download” on the website of SWU online application for international students (http://222.198.126.224/), and download “Application Form Southwest University” and “Physical Examination Form for Foreigner”;

Fill in “Application Form to Southwest University”. Take physical exam at local public hospital as requested. Applicants should follow exam items to take physical examination. Please note that any physical exam form with missing items or without photograph, official seal of the hospital or signature of the doctor will be considered as invalid document. Since the result of the physical exam is valid for six months, please arrange the examination time accordingly to make sure the result is good for application;

Log into the website (http://222.198.126.224/), then fill in/select certain information, and upload required application documents;

Confirm information filled in/selected and documents uploaded, and click “Submit”;

Southwest University evaluates the application materials and decides on the enrollment name list;

Southwest University announces the name list of the successful applicants on the website of http://gjxy.swu.edu.cn, and notifies them by emails;

Applicants admitted remit application fee CNY 400 to Southwest University bank account;

“Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 form) are to be mailed to applicants admitted by the end of June every year.

Traditional Application and Admission Procedures:

Applicants need to either download the “Application Form to Southwest University” and “Foreigner Physical Examination Form” from the download center of the website http://gjxy.swu.edu.cn, or contact the International Students Admission Office of SWU for such documents;

Fill in the Application Form to Southwest University and do physical examination at the local public hospital as requested. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Physical Examination Record for Foreigner. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. The medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration as they plan to take the medical examination.

Prepare the other application documents requested and send the full package of application documents to the International Students Admission Office, Southwest University.

Southwest University evaluates application documents and decides on the enrollment name list.

Southwest University announces the name list of the successful applicants on the website of http://gjxy.swu.edu.cn, notifies them by emails.

Applicants admitted remit application fee CNY 400 to Southwest University bank account.

“Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 form) are to be mailed to applicants admitted by the end of June every year.

Note: The application documents will NOT be returned regardless of the result of application.

Application Date Window

Beginning date for application: January 1 every year

Application deadline: Before June 15 every year, applicants must either complete the online application or mail all the application documents to the International Students Admission Office, Southwest University (date is subject to the local mail stamp chop in terms of airmail).

Accommodation Information

Double-bed room at international students’ dormitory on campus:  CNY 5000/semester/person, CNY 9000/year/person

Single-bed room at international students’ dormitory on campus: CNY 7000/ semester, CNY 12000/year

Note: International students can rent room on/off the campus with the help of International College.

Fees (CNY/year) for Chinese-taught Programs

                      Tuition        Insurance        Total

                      30000              800            30800

Fees (CNY/year) for English-taught programs

Tuition        Insurance          Total

Liberal Arts            32000         800                32800

Science                  35000         800                35800

Bank Account Information

Name of the account: Southwest University

Name of the bank: Bank of China, Chongqing Beibei branch

Bank account number: 0000 1102 0510 3057

Bank code: BKCHCNBJ59A

Address of the bank: Beibei District, Chongqing, P. R. China

Zip Code: 400700

Contact Information

International Students Admission Office, Southwest University

Address: No. 2 Tiansheng Road, Beibei District Chongqing, P. R. China

Zip Code: 400715

Tel: +86-23-68367823, +86-23-6836-6002

Fax: +86-2368253497, +86-23-68367823

Email: fstudent@swu.edu.cn

Website: http://gjxy.swu.edu.cn

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