TDLI International Graduate Admissions (enroll in Sep. 2022)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
T.D.Lee Institute,SJTU
Department Name: 
Astronomy and Astrophysics Division
Street Line 1: 
Room 522, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Street Line 2: 
No.520,Shengrong Road, Pudong New District
Street Line 3: 
Shanghai, 200240
Job Announcement Text: 

Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) in Shanghai, China (, initiated by Prof. Tsung-Dao Lee, is a newly established national research institute and the current director is Prof. Jie Zhang. TDLI supports research in high energy physics, astrophysics and quantum physics, and aims to become a top-notch physics and astronomy research institute in the world. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is the contractor and trustee of TDLI and in charge of the operation of TDLI. TDLI has an internationalized environment with English as its working language. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a world-renowned higher education institution and one of the top universities in China. Each year SJTU admits students from nearly 100 countries, and more than 7000 international students are studying on campus. Its 31 colleges and schools offer more than 100 graduate programs to international students. The study duration for master’s programs is usually 2-3 years (full-time), and 4 years (full-time) for doctoral programs.

The astrophysical division of TDLI has 3 senior and 7 junior faculty members working on diverse areas such as black hole, neutron star,  high energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics, exoplanet detection, planet formation, laser and plasma astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, etc. The TDLI  astro-division is in close affiliation with the Deparment of Astronomy of the SJTU. The astro-division has access to lots of observational and computational facilities such as the 60,000-core Siyuan-I super-computer,  the 500m FAST radio telescope, Event Horizon Telescope, Subaru telescope, etc.


Please contact TDLI supervisors before your application. The following supervisors in astrophysics division of TDLI could be considered: 

  1. Yosuke Mizuno: accretion and outflow of black hole, EHT imaging of black hole
  2. Hao Zhou: Astroparticle experiments, LHAASO experiment
  3. Fabo Feng: exoplanet detection, celestial dynamics, time series analysis
  4. Masahiro Ogihara: formation and evolution of exoplanets and the solar system
  5. Longqing Yi: laser-plasma interaction, strong-field optics, laboratory astrophysics
  6. Luca Visinelli: dark matter modeling and phenomenology, models of dark energy, black hole physics
  7. Gwenael Giacinti:Cosmic-Rays, Gamma ray astronomy, Pulsar Wind Nebulae, Particle astrophysics, Plasma astrophysics

The following are general requirements for application to TDLI International Graduate Programs.
1. Non-Chinese citizen.
2. Good health both physically and mentally.
3. Outstanding academic performance and potential.
4. Bachelor’s degree for master program applicants. Master’s degree for doctoral program applicants.
5. Proficiency in Chinese and/or English. For details please refer to Language Requirement for SJTU International Graduate Programs.

Scholarships such as Chinese Government Scholarship, Shanghai Government Scholarship, SJTU Scholarship are also available for excellent candidates.

Mar 31, 2022 Deadline for 2nd Round scholarship application
May 31, 2022 Deadline for self-supported application
Sept. 3, 2022 Enrollment


Ms Xiaoqian Jin
[email protected]

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
T.D.Lee Fellows