Graduate Program



The Institute of Biotechnology offers graduate programs for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in two disciplines: plant pathology and biochemistry & molecular biology. The goal of the programs is to train researchers who will contribute to the further development of agricultural and life science. The graduate program of plant pathology in the institute is at the top level in China. According to the Qualification Assessment of Graduate Program in China in 2002 (http://www.utop.com.cn), it ranks second on the list of 30 graduate programs of plant pathology in China.


2.1 Length of the Program

Master Degree Programs: 2 and half years

Doctoral Programs: 3 years

2.2 Specialized Areas

2.2.1 Plant Pathology

Candidate may specialize following areas.

Plant Etiology: Including mycology, virology, bacteriology, and nematology. The research projects are focused on the molecular basis of pathogenesis and the functional genes related with pathogenicity of some important pathogens.

Plant Disease and Control: The study emphasizes on diseases of rice and vegetable crops. The major interests are biological control of plant diseases, including the diversity of antibiotic microorganisms and development of biocontrol agents and their industrial production.

Plant-Microbe Interactions: Biochemical mechanisms and molecular genetics of plant resistance against disease; Signaling pathway in plant-microbe interactions; Defense related genes and their function.

Applied Molecular Biology: Rice cDNA chip technology; Molecular biology of antibacterial proteins; Transgenic plants with disease resistance; Safety assessment of transgenic plants.

2.2.2 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Candidate may specialize following areas.

Molecular Plant Virology: Genomic structure and function of viruses, viral gene variation and evolution, expression of genes with virus as vector and genetic engineering for viral resistance.

Functional Genomics of Plant: Rice functional genomics, gene regulation and signal transduction in plant.

Plant Molecular Biology: Function of plant transcriptional factor genes, plant systemic acquired resistance, molecular aspects for disease resistance and cell biology for plant disease resistance.

2.3 Courses Offered






Plant Pathology


Biochemistry,   Mycology, Plant Virology, Plant Bacteriology, Plant Nematology, The   Principles of Biological Control, Physiological Plant Pathology, Soil-born   Plant Diseases, Molecular Biology etc.



Molecular   Biology, Lab Course on Gene Engineering, Advanced Plant Pathology,

Lab Course on   Instumental Analysis, Advances in Molecular Biology, Plant-Microbe   Interaction etc.


Biochemistry and   Molecular Biology


Molecular   Biology, Techniques on Protein and Nuclear Acid, Advanced Biology, Modern   Ecology, Gene Expression and Manipulation, Bioengineering, Introduction of   Bioinformatics, Cell Signal Transduction etc.



Progress on Biotechnology, Advances on   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Molecular Biology, Advanced Techniques on   molecular Biology etc.




The International College of Zhejiang University is in charge of enrollment of international students to pursue studies in degree and non-degree programs in various colleges, departments and research institutes of the university. The College also provides service and consultation for international students to ensure their most fruitful and pleasant stay in the University.

3.1 Application and Admission Procedures

1. Fill in the application form.

2. Do physical examination in a hospital according to the items listed in the form of physical examination record within 6 months before the expected date of registration.

3. Submit the completed application form and the physical examination record to the International College. Copies of diploma or certificate and academic records are needed for degree program applicants, two recommendation letters and a resume are also necessary for postgraduate program applicants.

4. Application deadline for: spring semester (Dec. 15 of formal year); autumn semester (Jun. 15).

5. The Admission Notice and the Application Form for Student Visa (JW202 form) will be mailed to the applicant after the confirmation of qualification.

6. Apply for a student visa or visitor visa within three months before the specified deadline of registration at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate with the admission notice, the JW202 form and/or the physical examination record.

7. Register in the specified period in the Admission Notice.

3.2 Entrance Requirements

Master Degree Programs

Bachelor degree holder, under 36 years old, recommendation by two or more professors; for Chinese-instructed students, HSK test passed (liberal arts: level 7; other majors: level 4).

Doctoral Programs

Master degree holder, under 46 years old, recommendation by two or more professors; for Chinese-instructed students, HSK test passed (liberal arts: level 7; other majors: level 4).

Non-degree Advanced Programs (1 semester to 2 years)

For postgraduate programs, master degree holder, under 56 years old.

3.3 Correspondence and Information

For further information and application material, contact with The International College, Zhejiang University.

Address: 20# Yugu Road, Hangzhou, China 310027

Tel.: 0086-571-87951386 87951863

Fax: 0086-571-87951755 87951315

E-mail: gjxzju@mail.hz.zj.cn

Web Site: http://www.zju.edu.cn


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