IWHR Outstanding International Student Scholarship-2020

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China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) started its graduate education in the 1950s.  It was approved by the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council as one of the first institutions that have the authority to confer master’s and doctoral degrees in the first-level discipline of hydraulic engineering, and designated by the central government as the only organization in the field of water and hydropower that can train visiting scholars from western China. It has 2 postdoctoral programs in 2 first-level disciplines, namely hydraulic engineering and civil engineering, and has been authorized to confer master’s and doctoral degrees in 8 specialties: geotechnical engineering, hydrology and water resources, hydraulics and river dynamics, hydraulic structure engineering, hydraulic and hydropower engineering, hydro-environment, hydro-informatics, as well as water disaster and security.

The graduate education at IWHR is carried out jointly by IWHR Graduate School and the 14 postgraduate-training units, namely the 13 non-profit research departments or centres and 4 high-tech companies under IWHR. The Graduate School is responsible for enrolment, teaching, and conferral of academic degrees, as well as overall course management during the period of postgraduates’ course study, while the postgraduate-training units oversee the overall management of postgraduates’ research work until they finish their theses or dissertations. IWHR has excellent research facilities and equipment, a large number of cutting-edge research projects, adequate research funding, numerous literature resources, a top-notch team of graduate supervisors and a wide range of international cooperation and exchange activities, which can provide powerful supports for postgraduates’ research work, their exposure to real engineering problems, and cultivation of their innovative ability.

Overseas students are warmly welcome to apply to following programs for further study.

Master’s Programs for International Graduate Students

Objective

The master’s program is aimed at cultivating high-level individuals who have comprehensive fundamental knowledge and theory of hydraulic engineering, can get insight into the history, current status and development trend of hydraulic engineering, and have a good international horizon, honest and team-work spirits. The program also aims to train high-level researchers and technicians, who know about Chinese culture, are capable of using Chinese language for daily communication, have the ability to work independently in the scientific research or to be in charge of technical work independently, and are able to use English to carry out scientific research and academic exchange.

Study Duration

The duration of study for the master’s program is at least 2.5 years (5 semesters) and no more than 3 years (6 semesters).

Research Directions

The master’s program in English for international students includes the following research directions:

  1. Geotechnical Engineering
  2. Hydrology and Water Resources
  3. Hydraulics and River Dynamics
  4. Hydraulic Structure Engineering
  5. Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering
  6. Hydro-Environment
  7. Hydro informatics
  8. Water Disaster and Security

Doctoral Programs for International Graduate Students

Objective

The doctoral program is aimed at cultivating high-level scientists and technicians who have comprehensive fundamental knowledge and theory of hydraulic engineering, are capable of getting a deep insight into the history, current status and development trend of hydraulic engineering, and have a broad international horizon, strict scientific thinking, as well as honest and team-work spirits. The program also aims to train high-level researchers who have the ability to work independently in the scientific research, make creative achievements and carry out scientific research and academic exchange through English.

Study Duration

The duration of study for the doctoral program is at least 3 years (6 semesters) and no more than 4 years (8 semesters).

Research Directions

The doctoral program in English for international students includes the following research directions:

  1. Geotechnical Engineering
  2. Hydrology and Water Resources
  3. Hydraulics and River Dynamics
  4. Hydraulic Structure Engineering
  5. Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering
  6. Hydro-Environment
  7. Hydro-informatics
  8. Water Disaster and Security

How to Apply

General Information

Application is open only to non-Chinese citizens who are in good health conditions.

Educational Background and Age Limit

  • For Master’s Degree Applicants: The applicant must be under the age of 35 and has a bachelor’s degree.
  • For Doctoral Degree Applicants: The applicant must be under the age of 40 and has a master’s degree.

Language Requirements

  • Graduates from universities of English-speaking countries;
  • Graduates from universities where English is the official language;
  • IELTS: overall grade of 5.5 or above;
  • TOEFL: overall score of 68 or above.

Application Methods

Applicants for academic degree programs shall submit application documents to iwhrgraduateoffice@163.com.

Required Application Documents

  1. Application Form for IWHR’s Prospective International Students (attachment 1) with signature and date.
  2. Highest record of study: the scanned copy of official or notarized transcript and graduation certificate.

Note: Master’s program applicants are required to submit undergraduate transcripts and degree certificate. Doctoral program applicants are required to submit both undergraduate and graduate transcripts and degree certificates. Applicants who have not graduated by the time of application are required to provide an official letter from their current university stating the expected graduation date. In this case, the degree certificate must be submitted before registration.

  • Language Proficiency Certificate: Provide a certificate to show that English is the medium language during your study period, or a scaned image of the official IELTS or TOFEL score.
  • A scanned copy of passport information page with a valid period of at least one year.
  • Passport-size photo.
  • Research plan: Briefly introduce your background, interest, past research work, research proposal and career objective, etc. (min. 800 words).
  • Two recommendation letters: Submit two recommendation letters signed by associate professors or professors in the related academic field, and whose contact information should be included in the letter.
  • List of publications (If any)
  • The scanned copy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (attachment 3).

Note: Medical examination results must be valid for 6 months. The medical examination must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid.

Note: Your application will not be assessed if it does not cover all the documents mentioned above. Submitted application documents will not be returned regardless of the result of application. 

If your application is unsuccessful, we will notify you through email sent by our official address. IWHR is committed to equal opportunities for all.

Application Deadline

Applicants for academic degree programs shall submit their acceptable application materials before 31st July, 2020.

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