Doctoral Degree Programs for International Students


Field of Study: List of Doctoral Degree Programs

Program Length: 3 years of English-taught programs or Chinese-taught programs .


Chinese-taught programsUndergraduate or above,  under the age of 40, healthy foreigners, new HSK 4 or old HSK 5 holders.

English-taught programs: Undergraduate or above, under the age of 40, healthy foreigners, TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.0 (or above)

Tuition: RMB 29000 per year.

Application deadline:

May 31, 2018.

Term Starts: Each year in September(The exact time will be written on the Admission Letter)

Application Method: Applicants should first apply online at the website, and then send their original documents to SMU. Self-supported students should mail their documents directly to SMU. Also, SGS and CGS applicants are required to visit the website: and ,respectively. For detailed information, please refer to ourSCHOLARSHIPsection.

Application documents:

● Application Form for International Students (see attachment);
● Degree certificate, diploma or official proof of expected graduation (the diploma or
● Certificate must be in Chinese or English with official school stamps or a notarized version in Chinese or English);
● Relevant transcripts (transcripts must be in Chinese or English with official school stamps or a notarized version in Chinese or English);
● Two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors (in Chinese or English);
● New HSK level-4 certificate or old HSK level-5 certificate (for Chinese-taught program);
● Statement of purpose - Around 1000 words for master’s degree candidates; around 1500 words for doctoral candidates. Topics to cover: study and work experience, academic research results, planned research proposals and personal development objectives after graduation;
● Catalogue and abstracts of published papers, as well as other documents that can prove academic ability;
● Copy of  your passport bio-data and passport-sized photo;
● Medical examination report

Enrollment: Shanghai Maritime University reserves the right to admit foreign students by written test or interview.
The enrollment result will be issued in the middle of June, 2018 The offer package will be delivered after that.


● All applicant are to submit their scanned copy of their application documents to
● All applicant are to make sure that Shanghai Maritime University application form and/ or scholarship (CGS or SGS) form are signed before mailing it to the address below.
Contact us
  Phone: 0086-21-38284998
  Postal address:International Education College,Shanghai Maritime UniversityRoom B808-1, Library Building,1550 Hai Gang Avenue, Lin Gang     New City, Pudong District,Shanghai , 201306