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PhD Study in Asia

From distinctive and diverse cultural traditions to cutting-edge technology and urban innovation, Asia has plenty to offer as a venue for PhD research.

Regions like Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea are already well-established as higher education hubs, whilst countries like China, Saudia Arabia and India are seeking to expand their university systems - and the numbers of international students they host.

Here you can access helpful introductions to PhD study across Asia, with information on universities, application procedures, visa requirements and funding opportunities.

 

China

International PhD students are at the heart of ambitious plans to grow the Chinese university sector. Read our guides to PhD study, university rankings and student life in China.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an established economic and research hub, with a highly respected higher education system. Read our guides to PhD study and student life in Hong Kong.

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India

Home to one of Asia's fastest-growing university systems, India offers unique research opportunities in a range of fields. Read our guides to PhD study and student life in India.

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Israel

Israel's world-leading research institutes and vibrant start-up culture are a great fit for ambitious PhD students. Read our guides to PhD study and student life in Israel.

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Japan

Japanese universities reflect their country's combination of cultural tradition and technological innovation. Read our guides to PhD study, funding, university rankings and student life in Japan.

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South Korea

A PhD in South Korea means the opportunity to research at innovative universities in high-tech cities. Read our guides to PhD study, university rankings and student life in South Korea.

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Malaysia

Investment in research facilities has established Malaysia as a popular destination for PhD study. Read our guides to PhD study and student life in Malaysia.

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian universities aim to recruit the best of the best by offering full scholarships to all students. Read our guides to PhD study and student life in Saudi Arabia.

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Singapore

What Singapore lacks in size, it makes up for with stunning scenery - and some of Asia's best universities. Read our guides to PhD study and student life in Singapore.

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United Arab Emirates

As one of the wealthiest nations in Asia, it's no surprise Emirati universities offer cutting-edge research facilities. Read our guides to PhD study and student life in the UAE.

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Last Updated: 22 November 2021