The four-year joint PhD programme will be conducted on a full-time basis with full scholarships.
PhD candidates are required to fulfill a minimum residency of 7 months each at NTU and WU. It is expected that PhD candidates would spend about half of their candidature period at NTU (including fulfillment of coursework requirements) and the other half at WU. However, the actual period spent at each campus may deviate, depending on the nature and progress of the research project and as agreed by both supervisors.
Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate will receive a joint PhD degree that is conferred by both universities and is recognized internationally as a PhD degree from both universities.