The Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai), SML in short, is a provincial research institution sponsored by Zhuhai City. Aimed to be a world-class laboratory, SML is “government-owned and university-operated”, and allies with 41 domestic and international universities, research institutes and enterprises, based on the principle of “joint contribution, shared benefits and win-win development”, and adhering to the "three rounds" driven development strategy of serving "major national needs, international scientific frontiers, and local economic development".
SML is located at the marine science complex on Sun Yat-sen university’ Zhuhai campus, with the space of its main building over 160,000 m2. Major infrastructures include an intelligent unmanned system research and training mother vessel, a large research and training vessel, a newly-acquired icebreaker, a world-leading supercomputer, and a suite of experimental facilities for ocean engineering. To strengthen its hard power, SML has established eight large-scale public platforms aimed to be “internationally first-rate and domestically leading”.
Academician Chen Dake was appointed as the Director of SML, and Academician Su Jilan was appointed as the Director of its academic committee. SML currently has more than 100 of them being national high-level talents, which forms a powerful team steered by influential leaders and supported by energetic young scientists and engineers.
Founded in 1981, the University of Macau (hereinafter referred to as UM) is the only internationalised public comprehensive university in Macao, with a modern governance model. UM has established a strategic ‘3+3+3+3’ research blueprint, with the four ‘3s’ referring to three state key laboratories (State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, and State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City), three emerging research fields (precision medicine, advanced materials, and regional oceanology), three interdisciplinary research fields (cognitive and brain sciences, data science, artificial intelligence and robotics), and three research platforms for the humanities and social sciences (Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre for Macao Studies, and Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management). The university encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, especially the integration of modern technology in humanities and social sciences.
In order to implement the Outline of Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and promote the in-depth cooperation among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in higher education and scientific research, SML-Zhuhai and UM intend to launch a Joint PhD Programme (hereinafter referred to as the Programme). The PhD students enrolled in this Programme will be supervised under dual-advisor guidance, and these who accomplished the Programme requirements shall be awarded the PhD degree of the UM.
（1）招生院系（Enrollment Faculty and Department）
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Faculty of Science and Technology
Students have to study in UM for the first academic year and continue their Programme in SML-Zhuhai for the second to fourth year.
（4）费用及奖助学金（Fees and Assistantship）
A. Students are required to pay tuition and other related fees to the UM. The Programme full tuition fees within normative study period are MOP150,000, will be charged in 8 installments.
B. The UM PhD Assistantship provides each new recipient with a monthly stipend of MOP 12,500 for the first year.
C. Students shall be required to spend the first year at UM and start their off-campus research at SML-Zhuhai from the second year. During the study in SML-Zhuhai, the assistantship will be granted in accordance with the relevant standard of the SML-Zhuhai.
A. Education background: A Master’s degree or academic background recognized as equivalent by UM; or a Bachelor’s degree or academic background recognized as equivalent by UM, with outstanding performance and have demonstrated strong research ability.
B. English: Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:
(a) TOEFL* score of 550 (paper-based examination) / 80 (Internet-based examination) or above,
(b) IELTS* overall score of 6.0 or above with no sub-score lower than 5.5,
(c) CET 6 score of 430 or above,
(d) Applicants who received their Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from a university where the medium of instruction was English are required to provide a proof of English as the medium of instruction.
*Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.
C. View website of UM PhD and Other Doctoral Degree Programmes for more details.
A. 申请者确定符合申请条件后，参考附件1 2024-2025学年SML-UM博士生联合培养计划导师名单，选择有意向的配对导师并联系双方导师；
A. According to the Potential Supervisors list of Potential Supervisors list of UM-SML-Zhuhai Joint PhD Programme (2024/2025), applicants choose and contact the potential co-supervisor from both sides.
B. Applicants should submit the Potential Supervisors list of UM-SML-Zhuhai Joint PhD Programme (2024/2025) to SML-Zhuhai for pre-application. Meanwhile, applicants should apply online through UM website. Check how to apply for more details.
C. The deadline for application is February 29th, 2024.
A. All information including education background, degrees, grades, and language must be guaranteed to be authentic. If there is fraud, applicants will be responsible for any consequence arising therefrom.
B. The pre-application letter sent to the contact email of SML-Zhuhai should be titled by “UM Joint PhD Programme-Applicant’s Name”.
联 系 人（Contact）：孙老师 Ms. Sun