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Scholarships & Honors


Financial Supports


SMS has a comprehensive system of financial support for graduate students. Almost every graduate is supported by a fellowship or an assistantship, in addition to on-campus accommodation (almost free of charge).


Currently there are National Fellowships, President’s Fellowships of Peking University, and the Dean’s Fellowship of SMS. The National Fellowship and President’s Fellowship of Peking University are highest honors for excellent graduate students. The recipients of these fellowships are expected to devote themselves to research and are encouraged to strive for greater progress. From 2012 to 2017,198 graduate students received President’s Fellowship of Peking University(totally 46,000yuan per year)and 86 of graduate students received National Scholarship(totally 30,000yuan per year). This is critically important in recruiting excellent applicants for the graduate program.


Most graduate students are supported via “Three-Assistantships” as Teaching Assistants (TA), Research Assistants (RA) or Administrative Assistants (AA). Students who receive assistantship are required to fulfill some designated duties. Grading homework is a typical task of teaching assistant. Any graduate student making a normal progress is eligible to apply for assistantship. The stipend is enough to cover the living cost of graduate student in light of the almost free dormitory.


With donations from various sources, SMS also provides students with scholarships on top of the financial support mentioned before. Graduate students may get extra money from his/her advisor’s research grant. The average of the total amount of our graduate students is amongst the highest in the universities and research institutes in China. However, some problems have emerged, such as lack of funds and unreasonable distribution of workload. Therefore SMS launched in 2015 a reform of financial support scheme of graduate students to make it simpler and more efficient. This reform has been carried out for two years and moved forwards smoothly.


Honors


Excellent Dissertations are recognized by the University, and a few of them go further to win municipal recognitions of Beijing. Not long ago there were even national recognitions, a great honor for doctoral students and their research advisor. In 2011-2016, 28 dissertations authored by Ph.D. students from SMS have won the best dissertations of Peking University, while the first two won the municipal extinction of Beijing. The list of best dissertations is as follows:


Name

Title of Dissertations

Year

Bin Zhou*

Extreme Metrics on Toric Manifolds---Existence and K-Stability

2011

Han Wang*

Efficient Molecular Dynamics Methods with Applications

2012

Zihua Guo

The Cauchy Problems for a Class of Derivative Nonlinear Dispersive Equations

2011

Sihong Shao

Numerical Methods of Some Fundamental Equations in Quantum Physics and Their Applications

2011

Chao Zhang

Some Problems on Nonlinear Elliptic and Parabolic Equations with Variable Exponents

2011

Zhanli Zhang

Community Structure and Information Transmitting Mechanism with Time Lag in Complex Networks

2011

Yuanzheng Si

Radiative Transfer Theory and Multimodality Imaging

2011

Kimin Teng

Existence and Ultiplicity of Solutions for Some Classes of Elliptic Equations and Systems

2011

Han Wang

Efficient Molecular Dynamics Methods with Applications

2011

Gang Liao

Statistical Analysis of Differential Dynamical Systems

2012

Yongsheng Dong

Texture Classification Based on Directional Multi-scale Transform and Statistical Modeling

2012

Wei Chen

Explosive Percolation in Random Graphs

2012

Zhengning Cai

Investigations and Applications of the Numerical Moment Method in the Kinetic Theory of Gases

2013

Wei Wang

Theoretical Analysis on the Dynamical Equations of Liquid Crystals

2013

Yiyan Xu

On Some Convergence and Degeneration Theorems of Riemannian Metrics

2013

Yifan Chen

Algebraic Surfaces of General Type with K^2=7 and p_g=0

2013

Chao Wang

Extendable Finite Group Actions on Surfaces

2014

Zhoubin Xia

Factorizations of Almost Simple Groups and Their Application

2014

Feng Wang

Bakry-Emery Geometry and Kaehler-Ricci Solitons

2014

Kai Song

Statistical and Bioinformatical Analysis of Alignment-free Sequences Comparison Based on High-throughput Sequencing Reads

2014

Kang Li

Research on Several Latest Design Problems in Sophisticated Experiments

2015

Rui Zhang

Central Limit Theorems for Measure-valued Markov Processes

2015

Lifan Guan

Badly Approximable Vectors and Bounded Orbits of Homogeneous Dynamics

2015

Xin Wang

Condition for the Vanishing of the Genus-2 G-function

2015

Weiming Shen

Asymptotic Behaviors of Geometric PDEs in Singular Domains

2016

Wenshuai Jiang

Bergman Kernel and Sectional Curvature L^2 Estimates

2016

Zhichao Jiang

Principal Causal Effect Identification and Surrogate Evaluation

2016

Yuwei Fan

Development and Application of Moment Method in Gas Kinetic Theory

2016