On the basis of equality and mutual benefits,Wuhan Universityand Lingnan University will jointly organise and implement a full time DoublePh.D.Degree Programme inEconomics.
After they have successfully completed all the required courses and passed thesis defense jointly organized by bothparties, students enrolled in the Programme will be awarded both thePh.D.degree inEconomicsbyWuhan Universityand thePh.D.degreein Economicsby Lingnan University.
2.Starting Time and the Size of Enrollment
There will be an annual intake target of 2 students; but the exact number is to be approved and agreed by both parties every year.
The normal study duration of this full-time Programme is 4years (48 months). The minimum study duration is 3 years (36 months) and the maximum study duration is 7 years (84 months).
4.Selection and Admission of the Candidates
The process of selection and admission will be executed in accordance with the relevant regulations of both parties.
Both parties are jointly responsible for the candidates’ selection and admission. Students enrolled in the Programme should:
1)Submit an individual application form
2)Fulfill the admission requirements (including English requirement) of both universities
3)Havepassedthe interview jointly conducted by faculty members from both parties
Students in the Programme will spend the first two years at Wuhan Universityand the last two years at Lingnan University. In the first two years, studentsshould fulfill the coursework requirement of Wuhan University’s PhD program.Studentsareadvised to start research work in the first two years and should concentrate on research in the last two years. Each of the two institutions recognizes students’ credits taken in the other institution.
Each student will be matched with a supervisor from Lingnan University and a co-supervisor from Wuhan University based on mutual agreement, starting from the first year. The (co-)supervisor of the host institution should closely supervise the student’s study progress. The (co-)supervisor who is physically in the other institution shouldhold online meetings with the studentat leastthree times ayear.The two supervisors should maintain regular communications on the student’s progress through emails, online or face-to-face meetings.
6.Studentship and Tuition Fee
Throughout the normal four years of a student’s study duration,Wuhan University willprovide studentship andcollect relevant tuition feesinthe first and second years,whilethe Department of Economics atLingnan University willprovide studentship and Lingnan University will collecttuition fees, students’ union fees and graduation fees etc.inthe third and fourth years.If a student’s study duration is longer than four years, no financial support is guaranteed for the extended period, while the student should pay the resultant fees.
7.Degree Thesis and Award of Degrees
The student should complete aPh.D.thesisthat meets the degree requirements ofboth universities and pass a thesis examination. A thesis examination panel, consisting of faculty members from both parties, will be formed for each student, to assess the student’s thesis work.
1) Degrees will be awardedfromLingnan University conditional on the fulfillment of all the LU graduation requirements and compliance with all LU regulations for RPg students.2) Degrees will be awardedfromWuhan University after and only after the students have successfully completed all the required courses, the requirement of publications, and passed the thesis examination.
8.Organisation and Administration of the Programme
The Double-Ph.D.Programme will be jointly executed by the two parties.
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