Our 4 Year Dual award PhD in Integrative Biomedical Sciences programme will equip students with the distinct skills required to bridge the knowledge gap between the design, execution and interpretation of fundamental research and the challenges of translating this knowledge in humans. The programme focuses on training students to align cutting-edge experimental animal modelling, cellular, regenerative, computational, genetic technologies and analytical tools with comprehensive knowledge of the translational environment.

    By 'Training to Translate', this programme draws on unique research strengths in biomedical sciences from The University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University. As evidenced by our recent award of the 2018 Education Institutional Partnership of the Year at the British Business Awards, we have established an international research institute that builds on the existing strengths of our institutions and aims to foster further collaboration in teaching and research.

    Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to be awarded a PhD in Integrative Biomedical Sciences from both the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University.

    ZJU-UoE Institute

    The ZJU-UoE Institute (ZJE) is located on the International Campus of Zhejiang University in Haining, China. This programme is taught in English by staff from Zhejiang University, the University of Edinburgh and the ZJU-UoE Institute.

    Study in China

    This programme will be taught in English by staff from Zhejiang University, the University of Edinburgh and the Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJU-UoE Institute). They will be based entirely in Haining, China.

    Recruitment details

    International Campus, Zhejiang University 
    Schools/Colleges/Departments/InstitutesMajorsDuration of studies (year)Remarks
    Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh InstituteBiomedical Informatics4

    Applicants are encouraged to search in advance for information about relevant supervisors according to their own determined research direction on the official website of ZJE and contact the relevant supervisors prior to application.

    Information about supervisors and their research directions can be found on the Personal Homepage of Zhejiang University. (Link)

    Applicants are expected to enclose in their application package with the Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU Supervisor if applicable.

    Pathogenic Biology
    Cellular Biology
    Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Application Deadline

    From now on to February 29, 2024

    Note: Applications for this joint programme should be made directly to Zhejiang University. For more information please refer to  Application Guide for Doctoral Degree Programs 2024. (Link)