International graduate students at T. D. Lee Institute, Shanghai, China

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Deadline:  2022-03-31

Location:  Shanghai, China

Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) in Shanghai, China (, initiated by Prof. Tsung-Dao Lee, is a newly established national research institute and the current director is Prof. Frank Wilczek. TDLI supports research in high energy physics, astrophysics and quantum physics, and aims to become a top-notch physics and astronomy research institute in the world. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is the contractor and trustee of TDLI and in charge of the operation of TDLI. TDLI has an internationalised environment with English as its working language.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a world-renowned higher education institution and one of the top universities in China. It has established itself as a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalised university and ranks 47th worldwide (QS 2021). The university now has 31 schools, 31 research institutions and 13 affiliated hospitals, offering a wide range of degree programs.

Each year SJTU admits students from nearly 100 countries, and more than 7000 international students are studying on campus. Its 31 colleges and schools offer more than 100 graduate programs to international students. The study duration for master’s programs is usually 2-3 years (full-time), and 4 years (full-time) for doctoral programs.


The following are general requirements for application to TDLI International Graduate Programs.

1. Non-Chinese citizen.
2. Good health both physically and mentally.
3. Outstanding academic performance and potential.
4. Bachelor’s degree for master program applicants. Master’s degree for doctoral program applicants.
5. Proficiency in Chinese and/or English. For details please refer to Language Requirement for SJTU International Graduate Programs.


Please contact TDLI Supervisors before your application.

TDLI Supervisors

Scholarships such as Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship are also available for excellent candidates.


Oct 01, 2021 Application opens
Dec 15, 2021 Deadline for 1st Round scholarship application
Mar 31, 2022 Deadline for 2nd Round scholarship application
May 31, 2022 Deadline for self-supported application
Sept. 3, 2022 Enrolment