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Research degrees at UTS

International Collaborative PhD Degrees

In order to promote research-led collaboration between UTS and its partner universities across China, India, Europe and Latin America, UTS offers a number of dual/joint PhD degrees with its international Key Technology Partners and other strategic partner universities. Through these partnerships we offer joint or dual PhD programs which provide students an opportunity to participate in joint research and be enrolled in a PhD across two universities.

UTS also has other research partnerships with a number of prominent institutions across the world that share mutual research interests and a desire to work closely together to strengthen research-led partnerships. Students may enrol in joint or dual PhDs at most of these partner universities.

Students enrolled in PhD at a KTP university or at other partner universities have the opportunity to complete their research degree collaboratively with UTS.

UTS research partner universities

KTP universities

Beijing Institute of Technology

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Shanghai University

Sun Yat-sen University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

TERI University, New Delhi

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

University of Dundee

Eindhoven University of Technology

Technical University of Berlin

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
University of Arizona
Federal University of Minas Gerais

Other partner universities

University of Kent

VU University of Amsterdam

University of Vienna

University of Lyon-2

National Chiao Tung University Taiwan

University of Ghent

Korea University

Pisa University

Bordeaux University

University of Granada

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Saarland University

San Jorge University Spain


The UTS dual/joint PhD degree program offers students a unique opportunity to gain invaluable international experience by undertaking jointly-supervised research projects. The program provides an opportunity for students to take advantage of UTS’s strong industry and partner links, and collaborate closely on their research project with prominent academics at both institutions. At the completion of the program, dual/joint degree students’ research will recognised formally by both institutions.

How do I apply for the UTS Dual/Joint PhD Degree Program?

For information on the application process for UTS Dual/Joint PhD Degree Program please view the how to apply section. 

Visit to the House of Innovation at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Signing of individual agreements of participation in the Joint PhD-program between UTS and Eindhoven University of Technology