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Emory Joint Ph.D. Program

Publish:2013-08-14 10:13:58

Peking University/Georgia Tech/Emory University Biomedical Engineering Joint Ph.D Program
 Program Overview
To meet the needs of a rapidly changing society and global economy, Peking University, Emory University and Georgia Tech have forged an unprecedented partnership in biomedical engineering education and research. The program offers a unique means for U.S. and Chinese students who want to learn and work in a global economy and in global health settings. Program graduates will be prepared to become global leaders of innovation who can contribute to cultural, political, economic and health concerns in their home countries and around the world.
Students apply to the program through the school at home campus, either the Department of Biomedical Engineering at PKU in Beijing or the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory in Atlanta. Students have an advisor at the home campus and co-advisor at the secondary campus. Most of the classes and research take place on the home campus. However, students also spend at least one year taking classes and participating in research in the co-advisor’s lab on the secondary campus. Classes are taught in English and a single dissertation satisfies the thesis requirements of all three institutions.
Students are fully supported as long as they maintain satisfactory progress in the program. Students participate in the joint research projects between Chinese and US professors to facilitate the collaboration.
·English Language
All students must have taken the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Students who do not speak English as a first language must have taken the (TOEFL) unless they have received a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking university.  
·Academic Prerequisites
Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in: Engineering, Math, Physical Science (Chemistry, Physics and other related disciplines), Life Science (with precondition that applicants make up required math and Physics courses) or Other discipline with special approval from recruiting committee. Have taken Calculus up to differential equations (2 years) and Calculus based physics (1 year).
How to Apply
Applicants whose secondary campus is Beijing (non Chinese citizen) should go through the international students’ online application process at or and submit the following materials to the PKU/GT/Emory Joint Ph.D. Program Office.
 Peking University Application Form for International Students (Master and Ph.D. Programs) with a photograph fixed.
 A 1500-word personal resume. The format of the resume can be downloaded
• Graduation certificate and degree diploma (Students expecting to graduate should provide an official letter stating expected graduation date), must be original documents or certified copies either in Chinese or English.
• Official transcripts of your academic achievement up to the present, including courses taken and standard achieved (must be original documents or certified copies either in Chinese or English).
• Two recommendation letters from your referees. The referees should be professors or persons with relevant academic title. At least one of them should have knowledge of your recent academic work. The format of the recommendation letter must be original documents either in Chinese or English. The format of the reference letters can be downloaded
• One photocopy of your valid passport (passport type must be ordinary)
Note: Two copies of all application materials are required, one original and one duplicate. Please send them by post to PKU/GT/Emory Joint Ph.D. Program Office at Room504, PKU Hospital Building, North Street of Zhong Guan Cun ,Haidian District, Beijing by April 15, 2014. (The envelope must be marked ’Application for Graduate Admission’). All the application materials would not be returned.
For more information, please contact Ms. Luo jialei, project coordinator, Joint Ph.D. Program
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