PhD Programs

NYU Shanghai offers various opportunities for students to pursue advanced doctoral study and research culminating in the award of a PhD degree from New York University. These opportunities are made possible through unique collaborations with other schools and departments of NYU, including the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Currently, we are recruiting for outstanding PhD candidates in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Neural Science, Physics, Public Administration, Sociology, and Transportation Planning and Engineering.

Students accepted into these programs normally begin by spending their first year in New York City for foundational PhD coursework, completed alongside other NYU PhD students in their discipline, before transitioning full-time to research groups led by NYU Shanghai faculty.

All students are supported through a generous financial aid program - the NYU Shanghai Doctoral Fellowship, which includes scholarships covering NYU tuition and fees, annual stipends, travel funds, and enrollment in an international health insurance plan.

In these programs, students receive a world-class NYU doctoral education, along with a truly distinctive global experience across multiple NYU campuses. In Shanghai, students benefit from NYU Shanghai’s cutting-edge research environment, where new world-class platforms for discovery and exploration, training, and international collaboration are being pioneered, all while living in one of the world’s most incomparable cities.

PhD Programs

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