Westlake University is a new type of high-quality research-oriented university based in the historic Chinese city of Hangzhou - a stunning city well-known throughout Asia for its long history, rich culture, fine arts, and beautiful scenery. Our university was founded by prominent, globally respected scientists and scholars. We are quickly becoming a leading university for science, engineering, and innovation. At Westlake, we emphasize academic freedom, research excellence, interdisciplinary engagement, and international collaboration. We are committed to building a truly international, world-class, research-oriented university.
Classes at Westlake University are taught in English. We currently offer Ph.D. programs in Biology, Chemistry, and Electronic Science and Technology and a joint Ph.D. program in Physics with Fudan University. Our undergraduate programs in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Electronic and Information Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering offer the same resources and academic freedom as our graduate programs and allow students to work collaboratively in nation-leading laboratories alongside graduate students and world-class faculty advisors.
In addition, we believe in making higher education affordable for every Westlake University student. We offer a variety of scholarships, grants, and on-campus employment opportunities to all graduate and undergraduate students.
Go International, Go Abroad
Westlake university’s goal is to recruit 50% domestic and 50% international students to all undergraduate programs to create a truly international study environment.
Our Ph.D. programs recruit students from top global master’s programs.
In addition to your international experience in China, all undergraduate students are required to spend a semester or full academic year at one of our 19 partner universities abroad. We have established study abroad programs with leading universities in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia, including UC Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Edinburgh, UC San Diego, Monash University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and many more.
Ph.D. students are encouraged to study in short-term programs abroad or to present their research at international academic research conferences and forums. There are ample funding opportunities for graduate international experiences.