CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme 2016 for Study in China (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: 31 MARCH 2016

Under an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and TWAS, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world, including 60 from developed countries, will be sponsored to travel to China for PhD studies for up to four years.

According to an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.

This CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme provides students/scholars that are non-Chinese citizens an opportunity to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China.

Under the terms of the CAS-TWAS agreement, travel from their home countries to China will be provided to the fellowship awardees in order to begin the fellowship in China (one trip only per student/scholar).

TWAS will select 80 awardees from developing countries to support their international travel, while CAS will support the other 120. Visa fee will also be covered (once only per awardee) as a lump sum of USD 65 when all the awardees are on site in China. Any awardee on site in China, the host country, at the time of application will NOT be eligible for any travel or visa reimbursement.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2016;
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
  • Not hold Chinese citizenship.

Applicants for doctoral study should also:

Field
01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics

The funding duration of the fellowship is up to 4 years, divided into:

  • Maximum 1 year study of courses and participation in centralized training at UCAS/USTC, including 4 months compulsory courses in Chinese Language and Chinese Culture;
  • Practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of UCAS/USTC or CAS institutes.
  • Note:
    • Applicants currently pursuing doctoral degrees at any university/institution in China are NOT eligible for this fellowship.
    • Applicants CANNOT apply for both UCAS and USTC simultaneously.
    • Applicants can ONLY apply to ONE supervisor from ONE institute/school in either UCAS or USTC.

Where to enquire and submit application

1) Applicants for UCAS, please contact:

Ms. Tian Yanqiong

CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme UCAS Office (UCAS)

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

80 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100190, China

Tel: +86 10 82672900

Fax: +86 10 82672900

Email: president-fellowship@ucas.ac.cn

Applicants for USTC, please contact:

Ms. Tian lin (Linda Tian)

CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme USTC Office (USTC)

University of Science and Technology of China

96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 China

Tel: +86 551 63600279/7981

Fax: +86 551 63632579

Email: presidentfellow@ustc.edu.cn

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme 

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