Shanghai University
Condensed Matter Physics

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Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Doctoral Degree
Entry Requirements: Master's Degree or above
Duration: 3 Years
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Sep. 2018
Applocation Deadline: May 31,2018
Tuition Fee: CNY 36000 per year
Application Fee: 70 USD (Non-Refundable)

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  • 1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
  • 2. Be in good health condition and above the age of 18.
  • 3. With reliable financial support and custody.
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Program Description

1. Objective of the Program
1.1 The doctoral candidates are expected to do the following: to master Marxism, Mao Zedong Thought and Deng Xiaoping Theory; to adhere to CPC fundamental political line; to have a great affection for our motherland; to follow disciplines and obey laws; to have good moralities; to be rigorous in study style; to be enterprising and ambitious; to be devoted to the cause he (she) aspires; to actively participate socialist modernization drive.
1.2 The doctoral candidates are also required to lay a solid foundation in basic theories and acquire systematic& profound specialized knowledge; to be proficient in using a foreign language; to obtain preliminary knowledge in a second foreign language; to be able to conduct scientific research independently; to achieve creative results in his (her) dissertation.
1.3 This program's main interest is the frontiers in Condensed Matter Physics. It aims to foster students' competence in physics and advanced computer analysis methods. Therefore, they could independently start research and solve problems and thus they could successfully develop physics and serve the society.
2. Duration of the Program
3 Years for Doctoral candidates
4.5-5 years for master-doctor degree
4-6 years for in-service Doctoral candidates
3. Main Interests
3.1 Properties and Application of the Condensed Matter in Extremity Conditions
3.2 Strong Correlative Electron System and Superconductivity
3.3 Spintronics, Magnetic Materials and Apparatus Physics
3.4 Nanometer System and Mesoscopic Physics
3.5 Spectrums of Solid and Ultrafast Response Speed (Femtosecond Technology and Physics)
3.6 Solid Theory and Soft Condensed Matter Physics
4. Courses
4.1 Courses (see the table blow)
4.2 credits: at least 16 credits
4.2 doctoral candidates are required to participate in or give 5 seminars during academic years and publish 3 papers.
Catagory Course Number Course Name Period Credit Term
Academic degree courses Public Basic  Courses 000000701 Modern Science and Technology Revolution and Marxism 60 3 1
000000703 The First Foreign Language (English) 120 4 1, 2
Basic and Specialized Courses 010201701 Condensed Matter Physics 40 4 1
Required Courses Seminars       5 
5. Research and Dissertations
5.1 Proposal
5.1.1 The theme
The dissertation should be relevant with frontiers of condensed matter physics or relevant with great techniques concerning national economy.
5.1.2 Prerequisites  
Doctoral candidates are required to obtain credits required (at least 22 credits) and submit 2-3 literature reading reports or seminar reports and an 8000 word report concerning literature reading.
5.1.3 Requirements   
Three-academic-year doctoral candidates are required to submit a plan concerning dissertation within one year after the enrollment, in-service doctoral candidates and master-doctoral candidates are required to finish the report within 2 years. The report should include literature summary, the meaning of the dissertation, research aim, difficulties, features, expected results, would-be innovations, etc. Quoted literatures should be at least 50.
5.1.4 Check and approval  
Public seminars are required. Seven or more teachers with senior academic titles (including 4 professors) should attend the presentation and give their comment; the writing of the dissertation can be prepared after the pass of the check.
5.2 In-progress report
At the middle of writing, candidates should submit reports concerning dissertation so as to ensure the dissertation may proceed as schedule. If the warp is rather big, warning will be given.
5.3 Oral defense of the dissertation
5.3.1 Qualifications
Before the oral defense, candidates are required to finish dissertation and pass the check and recheck. Also they should have 3 papers published in key periodicals and should submit at least 5 seminar summaries which have gotten their tutors' comments and then oral defense can be applied for.
5.3.2 Dissertation examination and approval in form of correspondence and oral defense
Doctoral dissertation should be checked by 7-9 experts belonging to one specialty in the form of correspondence. Oral defense can be held with all experts' agreements. If the oral defense fails, the dissertation should be dealt with according to regulations made by Graduate Department.

Entry Requirements

1. Postgraduate graduation, hold a Master's Degree
2. HSK 6
3. Aged 18 - 40

Application Materials

1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Master's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of postgraduate school

5.  HSK Certificate (No need for English-taught program)
Level 3 or above

6.  Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

7.  Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief.(at least 1 A4 page)

8.  Certificate of Chinese language education
For applying Chinese-medium programs.
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