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SJTU-Drexel Dual PhD/Master's Degree Program

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Through 119 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.

Drexel Dragon

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs. Their dedication to use-inspired research and real-world applications has led to more than $110 million in annual expenditures for sponsored projects. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities., and many of its colleges and programs are considered among the best in their fields.

Biomedical Engineering at SJTU and Drexel

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program was first established at SJTU in 1979. After more than 30 years of rapid development, the School of BME was formally established. The BME program of SJTU has been ranked consistently in the top three in China and has the following unique advantages to support its rapid development into a world-class BME discipline: SJTU is very strong not only in engineering and physical sciences that have had a history over 100 years, but also in the ranked #1 clinical medicine with 12 top ranked affiliated hospitals in China. BME at SJTU has the following divisions:Biomedical Instrumentation, Neuroengineering, Medical Imaging and Informatics, disease biology, Nano Biomaterial and Systems Biology and Medicine.

For graduate students, the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, USA offers master's of science (MS) and PhD programs in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science. Areas of specialization available or under development include biomechanics, rehabilitation, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biosensors and biomedical imaging, biostatistics, genome science and bioinformatics, human factors and performance engineering, neuroengineering, and systems biology.

SJTU-Drexel Dual PhD/Master’s Degree Program

In 2009, SJTU and Drexel signed Memorandum of Cooperation.
In 2011, SJTU and Drexel launched a dual PhD's degree program on biomedical engineering and will start dual master’s degree program from 2016.

Semesters for the Dual Master Degree Programs

Apply in February recommended. The deadline for applicants with scholarship of any kind: March 31st. Non-scholarship applicants: May 31st

Year 1 Year 2
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Fall
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Semester 2
Winter
Drexel
Quarter Terms 1-4
Fall, Winter, Spring Summer
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Semester 3
Winter
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Year 1 Year 2
Drexel Dragon Quarter Terms 1-4
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Drexel
Semester 2
Fall
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Semester 3
Spring
SJTU
Quarter Term 5
Summer
Drexel

Semesters for the Dual PhD Degree Programs

For Dual PhD Degree applicants, the training plans will be tailored by the expected supervisors from both SJTU and Drexel University. Please contact with the coordinator for details.

Scholarships

Chinese Government Scholarship for International Students(www.sie.sjtu.edu.cn)
Chinese Government Special Scholarship for International Students (www.csc.edu.cn)
Shanghai Government Scholarship for International Students(www.study-shanghai.org/Scholarship_en.asp)