2023 HKUST SENG-BICI Entrepreneurship PhD Program
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2023/2024 prospective PhD students of School of Engineering (SENG) are cordially invited to apply for the 2023 HKUST SENG-BICI Entrepreneurship PhD Program. The program is jointly offered by HKUST School of Engineering and Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI), administrated by the HKUST Collaborative Innovation Center (HCIC). Admitted students will be mentored by supervisors of both HKUST and BICI. Students who meet the degree requirements of HKUST will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree by HKUST, and be awarded a Certificate of Innovatician by BICI in fulfilling the relevant requirements of BICI. The program will commence in September 2023 and accept 10 students in 2023/2024 academic year.
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2) Key Technology Areas
- Photoelectric Technology
- Environmental and Resources Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Intelligent Manufacturing
- Biomedical Engineering
- Any relevant interdisciplinary fields
The program will commence in September 2023 and accept 10 students in 2023/2024 academic year.
4) Admission criteria
Prospective students for the Entrepreneurship PhD Program shall be recruited jointly by HKUST and BICI, and shall meet the admission requirements of both, including the English language proficiency requirements of HKUST. Interested students may submit their application to HCIC. HKUST will shortlist candidates in accordance with the regular admission criteria of the Key Technology Areas, BICI would conduct innovation ability assessment. Applicants who pass the assessments will be admitted to the 2023 Entrepreneurship PhD Program.
One’s admission status to HKUST will not be impacted if they are not admitted to the 2023 Entrepreneurship PhD Program.
5) Registration and residency requirement
The intended program duration is 4 academic years. Students are required to register as a full-time research postgraduate student at HKUST during their doctoral study period and to meet HKUST’s minimum residency requirement. Students are required to spend half of their time resident at HKUST and half at BICI (normally in Beijing and/or Guangzhou).
6) Mode of Study
Students in the program will follow the curriculum of their registered program with HKUST for their study and carry out research under the supervision of the advisor at HKUST. BICI offers innovation and entrepreneurship courses that includes but not limited to innovative entrepreneurial methodology courses and innovative entrepreneurial practical training based on real projects, to develop students’ entrepreneurial spirit. The actual arrangements will be subject to prior consent between advisors of HKUST and BICI.
7) Assessment and degree award
Students shall adhere to the curriculum, and meet the degree requirements of HKUST in order to be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree by HKUST, and be awarded a Certificate of Innovatician by BICI in fulfilling the relevant requirements of BICI. On the Certificate of Innovatician and transcript issued by BICI, a statement to reflect the award is the result of the Entrepreneurship PhD Program between BICI and HKUST will be inserted as a special note to show that the award is under a joint program. Similarly, to indicate the joint training nature of the award, a statement to the same effect will be inserted on the transcript of the student issued by HKUST.
8) Financial Support
BICI will provide scholarship to the admitted students for up to 4 years. During the student’s study period in HKUST in Hong Kong, BICI will provide scholarships in accordance with the standard HKUST Postgraduate Studentship (PGS) rate. During the residency at BICI or BICI’s designated project locations, the scholarships will be granted by BICI according to the regulation policies of BICI.
Students are required to pay the appropriate tuition and miscellaneous student fees as required by HKUST and BICI during the program. They are also responsible for all lodging and travel costs, study and living expenses, application fees, visa fees, and insurance fees incurred for the Entrepreneurship PhD Program.
10) Application procedure
The deadline for application is 18 November 2022.
Interested applicants must communicate fully with the intended supervisor and obtain his/her consent in advance before submitting application materials. Faculty members of School of Engineering could be found at https://seng.hkust.edu.hk/about/our-People/faculty .
Applicants should complete the Application Form in Simplified Chinese and submit 1) the completed application form, 2) required certificates, including your academic transcript & English level certificate (file names should be in English) and 3) your resume in both English and Simplified Chinese to email@example.com by 18 November 2022.
Also, please check the admission timeline of HKUST at https://pg.ust.hk/prospective-students/admissions/Admission-to-Hong-Kong-Campus/admission-timeline.
11) Contacts and Useful Links
HKUST Collaborative Innovation Center (HCIC):
Ms Wan firstname.lastname@example.org (852) 2358 8964
Teaching Department, Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI):
Ms Yuan email@example.com (86) 10 6097 6577
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