Doctoral Program in Systematics of Language and Culture
School of Foreign Studies, XJTU
School of Foreign Studies of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, offers a doctoral program, Systematics of Language and Culture, to students at home and abroad. It is a cross-disciplinary doctoral program spanning across Philosophy, Public Administration，and Computer Science & Technology with a focus on systematic study of language and culture. Prospective students can decide on their research topic based on the research paradigm of any of the above three disciplines.
With an aim to enable its students to communicate freely in international academic sphere, resolve language and cultural problems in the context of complex social networks, and make innovative cross-disciplinary academic achievements, the program prepares its students with extensive theoretic and methodological knowledge about language and culture. Upon their graduation, its students are expected to have an independent and interdisciplinary thinking ability, a mastery of systematic knowledge and basic theories, and competent expertise in the above disciplines and relevant areas of research interest.
International applicants for the program can apply to any of the four areas below: 1) Language System and Language Acquisition, 2) Translation Studies under Complex Systems Theory, 3) Studies of Literary Texts in the Dynamic and Complex System, and 4) International Issues and Public Opinions Studies.
II. Name of the Program: Systematics of Language and Culture
III. Duration of the Program: 3 years.
IV. Teaching Languages: Chinese
V. Degree to be conferred: Doctor of Philosophy, or Doctor of Management, or Doctor of Engineering, depending on which of the three disciplines a student’s dissertation is based on.
VI. Core Curriculum
Overview of China, Comprehensive Chinese, Political Theory B, Cross-disciplinary Research Methodology in Language and Culture, Philosophy of Language, Statistics and Quantitative Linguistics.
VII. Financial Support
XJTU Siyuan International Student Scholarship, or XJTU-Xi’an City Government “Belt and Road” International Student Scholarship, etc.For details, please visit the following website at
Please refer to application brochure of Scholarships Programs for Postgraduate Studies of Xi’an Jiaotong University to prepare the documents and submit your application.