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2 DUAL PHD DEGREE PROGRAM Shanghai University an international partner with UTS Provides an opportunity for students to do research overseas Currently, up to 3 students per year are admitted

3 WHAT IS A DUAL DEGREE? Enrolled at the same time in a PhD at SHU and UTS Supervisors from each university Study at both universities: –Up to 1 year at UTS Receive two PhDs: – one from SHU and one from UTS

4 WHY CHOOSE A DUAL DEGREE? 2 PhDs instead of 1 Study in an overseas research environment within your degree Joint supervision - expertise from 2 universities Build international research relationships for your future career

5 WHO IS ELIGIBLE? New PhD students Current PhD students Any area of research strength to both SHU and UTS Need to find a supervisor match

6 SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING China Scholarship Council: –Living allowance –Return air fare –Health insurance UTS scholarship: –Tuition fees –Top up living allowance $5,000 AUD

7 THE APPLICATION PROCESS Step 1 SHU supervisor approval Step 2 Find a UTS supervisor Step 3 Develop a Research Proposal Step 4 Complete application form Step 5 Attach all documents Step 6 Submit your application

8 FINDING YOUR SUPERVISORS You need a supervisor from SHU and from UTS Supervisors will have similar research interests Need approval from your SHU supervisor Step 1: Your SHU supervisor Step 1: Your SHU supervisor

9 FINDING YOUR SUPERVISOR - UTS Start to read about the research areas at UTS: Look at faculty websites Use the ‘Find a supervisor’ websiteFind a supervisor Ask for help: Step 2: Find a UTS supervisor Step 2: Find a UTS supervisor

10 CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR - UTS Contact the supervisor by Cc: attach your CV: –Name and contact information –Academic history –Research experience –Research publications –Achievements – prizes, etc Step 2: Find a UTS supervisor Step 2: Find a UTS supervisor

11 DEVELOP A RESEARCH PROPOSAL Together with your supervisor 3-4 page outline of your research project: Research problem and background Research aims Literature review Methodology & research design Research plan and timing Step 3: Develop a research proposal Step 3: Develop a research proposal

12 APPLICATION FORM & DOCUMENTS Application form online Submit all documents, including: –Agreement from SHU supervisor –Academic records –English language test documents –Research proposal –CV/Resume Steps 4 and 5: Complete form and attach documents Steps 4 and 5: Complete form and attach documents

13 ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS IELTSTOEFL (IBT) Engineering and IT6.0 overall with writing of overall with writing of 21 Science6.5 overall with writing of overall with writing of 21 Arts and Social Sciences 7.0 overall with writing of overall with writing of 23 Pharmacy & Health7.0 overall with writing of overall with writing of 23 All other courses6.5 overall with writing of overall with writing of 23 Minimum English Language requirements

14 SUBMIT APPLICATION FORM To start in Semester 2, 2012 Submit application and supporting documents by: –CSC deadline: 13 January 2012 –If not applying with CSC: By 30 March 2012 Step 6: Submit application form! Step 6: Submit application form!

15 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? 1.Your application will be assessed by the University 2.If accepted, you will receive an offer letter for the program 3.Take the offer letter to CSC to apply for the scholarship 4.Apply for your student visa

16 MORE INFORMATION For help finding a supervisor: For help with CSC scholarship: For application form:


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