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PhD Opportunities at NYU Shanghai

Fully Funded PhD Opportunities at NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai, in partnership with the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, invites applications from exceptional students for PhD study and research in areas of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Neural Science, Physics, and Transportation Planning and Engineering.

Participating students are enrolled in the NYU GSAS PhD program or NYU Tandon PhD Program, complete their coursework at NYU New York, and then transition to full-time residence at NYU Shanghai where they undertake their doctoral research under the supervision of NYU Shanghai faculty.

Highlights of the Programs

  • NYU PhD degree upon graduation
  • Graduate coursework at NYU New York
  • Research opportunities with and close mentorship by NYU Shanghai faculty
  • Access to the vast intellectual resources of NYU in New York City and Shanghai, China
  • Cutting-edge research environment at NYU Shanghai, including several research institutes in the sciences, activities such as a regular program of seminars and visiting academics, a thriving community of PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates, and links with other universities within and outside China
  • Financial aid through the NYU Shanghai Doctoral Fellowship, including tuition, fees, and an annual stipend equal to stipends received by all NYU PhD students
  • Additional benefits exclusive to the NYU Shanghai program, including international health insurance, housing assistance in New York, and travel funds

More information and instructions on how to apply can be found online at

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2020 admission. Deadlines vary by each program -

  • Biology - December 1
  • Chemistry - December 12
  • Computer Science - through NYU GSAS (December 12), through NYU Tandon (December 15)
  • Data Science - December 12
  • Mathematics - December 18
  • Neural Science - December 1
  • Physics - December 18
  • Transportation Planning and Engineering - December 15

Interested students are welcome to contact Ms. Vivien Du, program coordinator of the NYU Shanghai PhD Programs, via email at [email protected] with any inquiries or to request more information.

About NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is one of three degree-granting campuses of New York University, along with NYU in New York City and Abu Dhabi. Founded in 2012, NYU Shanghai is also China’s first sino-US research university.

Based in the dynamic city of Shanghai, China and international in outlook, NYU Shanghai seeks to cultivate globally-minded graduates and citizens through innovative teaching, world class research, and a commitment to public service. The university offers a four-year undergraduate program rooted in the liberal arts and sciences along with several postgraduate programs at the master’s and PhD levels. English is the language of instruction on campus.

NYU Shanghai’s student body currently consists of 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students, half of whom are from China. Students from the United States and some 70 other countries represent the other half. Our faculty of renowned scholars, innovators, and educators are recruited from the world’s best research universities.

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