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PhD Workshop China 2017 in Beijing and Shanghai

  • December 7, 2017
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  • Keywords: Event, International relations, Students

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From November 17 to November 22, Kobe University participated in PhD Workshop China 2017 (on November 18-19 in Beijing, and November 21 in Shanghai). The workshop has been held every year since 2009, using an interview-style format to facilitate the exchange of information between Chinese students interested in pursuing their PhDs abroad, and overseas institutions, primarily universities.

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This year approximately 60 universities participated from around the world, and Kobe University participated for the third time. At the Beijing event 34 organizations participated from the European Union, including 8 universities from the Netherlands. Kobe University was the only institution from Japan.

The workshop was focused around the individual booths of participating institutions. Over 130 prospective students visited our booth over the three days. During the individual consultations, faculty and staff from Kobe University answered a variety of questions about the details of research projects, entrance examinations for each graduate school, skills and qualifications required, and scholarship and tuition fees.

Among the students who had booked consultations with us, some had already researched their potential supervisors, and the students enthusiastically asked questions. Participants were required to book consultations in advance, and for most of the event our booth was busy with students lining up for consultations. We look forward to more international students from China enrolling in Kobe University’s doctoral programs as a result of our participation in this workshop.

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(International Affairs Planning Division)