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Ph.D. Program in Regional Economics

Teaching language English
Degree Doctoral degree
Duration 3 years
Start date September,2019
Tuition fee RMB 46000/Y
Application fee 800 (RMB) / 140 (USD)

Study year:

The study year at WHU starts during the summer term:

Summer term:    September-January

Winter term:              February – July

The vacation between terms starts in July and lasts two months.

 Generally the Ph.D. program lasts four years, but is not to exceed six years.



To obtain a Ph.D.'s degree, the students are required to earn 17 credits in the Wuhan University Credit System (of which at least 13 are for degree courses and 4 are for optional courses). 
There is no fixed amount of credits required each semester. If the students select more courses, they can earn more credits. 
One credit in the Wuhan University Credits System corresponds to 18 hours of classes. 

Doctor's Thesis:

Awritten thesis must be submitted and be defended in a colloquium.

(1) The Doctor's Thesis will be supervised by one WHU professor. 
(2) A thesis proposal must be submitted at least one year before defence. A committee will review this proposal to determine if the subject is appropriate and whether the topic is relevant to the field of study. If the committee does not see any value in the chosen topic, the thesis will not be approved.

(3) A status report must be submitted to supervisor every three months after thesis work begins. The status report must provide a summary of the work that has already been done and also must give an outlook on the anticipated outcome together with a schedule for the time until submission.

(4) The Doctor's Thesis must be defended in a Doctoral Colloquium at WHU. A doctoral candidate must submit an application for an area of study