Zhejiang University also colloquially referred to as Zheda, is an elite C9 League university located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province.Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest, most selective, and most prestigious higher education institutions. Reputed as the ‘East Cambridge’ in history, Zhejiang Uni..

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The UN Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries, the World Eco-Design Conference (WEDC) and the International School of Design at Zhejiang University, Ningbo (ISD-ZJU Ningbo), China jointly signed the agreement on cooperation and promotion of the implementation of International Design Education (IDE) program. Industrial design offers great potential for least developed countries (LDCs) as a driver of innovation, problem-solving and economic growth. 

The International Design Education Program (IDE) is developed for the world’s least developed countries. The program will be facilitated by the International School of Design, Zhejiang University, Ningbo (ISD-ZJU NINGBO), that will provide master education and research on industrial design with the cooperation of the School of Software Technology, ZJU. The IDE is also an incubator for bridging innovation and entrepreneurship by transforming exceptional projects and research into start-ups and supporting them to innovate and grow by providing business support resources and services, resulting in closer access to manufacturing and business. 

The IDE program is completed in two and a half academic years, offered in English and located in Zhejiang University, Ningbo. Graduates fulfilling all the degree requirements will be awarded the master’s degree of Industrial Design Engineering, Zhejiang University. This program provides applicants from LDCs with full scholarship covering full tuition fee, on-campus accommodation expenses, comprehensive medical insurance, admission fee and monthly stipend; Partial scholarship covering full tuition fee, comprehensive medical insurance, admission fee and monthly stipend. 

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Program level:
2 -years Postgraduate Certificate / 2-years Master's Degree
Application fee:
¥800.00 RMB
¥36800.00 RMB/year
Cost of Living:
¥20000.00 RMB/year
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