PhD Program at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 2018, China


June 30, 2018


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PhD Program at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 

Programme Overview

ILEAD PhD programme is to meet the needs of the development of higher education in China and is committed to improving the professional quality of educational administrators and to train high-level professionals in the field of educational practice. The programme is a fruit of strategic research cooperation between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and the course is taught at XJTLU. After successful completion of studies, one will receive a doctorate from the University of Liverpool, which is recognized both by the British Ministry of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The doctoral candidates for this program will be the officially registered students of XJTLU and will conduct research and learning at XJTLU, and to be supervised by his supervisor and managed by his Department. Upon admission, the doctoral candidates will be appointed to an academic mentor at the XJTLU and a supervisor at the University of Liverpool. The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years’ full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.

Research Areas

  • Administration and management of Higher Education
  • Higher Educational policy
  • Higher Educational Evaluation
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Research on local education management

Key Benefits of PhD Study at XJTLU

  • A range of outstanding professional knowledge and skills to create competitive professional competencies;
  • A period of experience of high-quality academic research led by a professional supervisor;
  • The guidance of well-known scholars from XJTLU and the University of Liverpool in the UK;
  • Opportunities to participate in academic conferences and to publish academic results at home and abroad at public expense;
  • Go to the University of Liverpool for a 1 to 3 months’ research visit at public expense;
  • Apply to be a TA (Teaching Assistant) to develop critical academic skills.

The Visiting PhD Student

ILEAD also welcomes the full-time PhD students from other universities come to visit us as the visiting scholars, and the visiting time can range from one semester to one year. The unique educational environment and operating mechanism of the university can provide advantages for PhD students who need to study the internationalization of higher education. The department can also provide additional guidance on PhD research topics, which contents include China higher educational management and future university studies etc.

Potential Supervisors      

Xi Youmin

Executive President of XJTLU;      

Vice President of University of   Liverpool


Currently, the tuition fee payable by full-time students on postgraduate research programmes is RMB 80,000 per year. It normally takes three years to complete a full-time PhD programme.

For part-time students, tuition fee payable is RMB 60,000 per year. Part-time PhD study is typically completed in four to seven years

Fees are waived for students who are awarded an XJTLU PhD scholarship>


There are a number of scholarship options for PhD candidates, including tuition-only scholarships for full-time PhD study and an academic merit scholarship for international students. Please see the scholarships page for more information(  

Entry Requirements

A wide variety of academic qualifications for entry onto the PhD programme are accepted. The typical minimum entry requirement is a UK undergraduate (bachelors) degree with honors at a first or upper second class level in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees are also accepted. Normal entry requirements for Chinese applicants include an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade of 80 percent or a masters degree from a recognized Chinese university. The minimum grade required will vary depending on the ranking of your university. Some PhD programmes, however, have additional entry requirements so you should check individual programmes for specific information. Please check the specific requirements in each subject area. If your degree certificate and university transcript are written in another language other than English, you need to have them verified, translated into English and notarized.

How to apply

All applications for a PhD programme should start with you emailing potential supervisors. You can also refer to our HOW TO APPLY (Link to school Official Website for more information.

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Publish Date
April 16, 2018
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