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ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO 2023 PhD Scholarship for Developing Countries

According to an agreement between the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS/UNESCO) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 40 students/scholars from developing countries will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.

The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents (hereinafter referred to as the ANSO Scholarship) was formally launched in 2019 with the goal of training and cultivating young scientists from all over the world. The ANSO Scholarship supports 200 Master’s students and 300 PhD students every year to pursue postgraduate education at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) or institutes of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) around China.

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About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

TWAS The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. Through three decades, TWAS's mission has remained consistent: Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world; Respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology; Promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation; Encourage scientific r... read more


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ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship

  • Tuition waver
  • Monthly stipend: 6,000 or 7,000 CNY/month (depending on whether the awardee has passed the qualification test arranged by the University), up to 48 months
  • Health insurance
  • Application fee waiver
  • International travel allowance from awardee’s home country to China (one trip per awarded candidate)
  • One-time visa

Requirements for ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship Qualification

Applicants must:

  • Eligible applicants should NOT hold Chinese citizenship;
  • Eligible applicants must be nationals of eligible developing countries in the South (Developing Countries in the South | TWAS)
  • Eligible applicants should be proficient in English or Chinese;
  • For PhD program applicants: you should be born after 1st January 1988­­ (inclusive);
  • Eligible applicants should meet the admission criteria for international students of USTC/UCAS;
  • Eligible applicants should NOT take up other assignments during the period of his/her scholarship.
  • If the applicant is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at any university/institution in China, s/he will NOT be eligible for the PhD program of this scholarship. Otherwise, s/he will be disqualified from admission and the situation will be reported to the current university/institution

You are NOT allowed to apply for the ANSO Scholarship in both USTC and UCAS simultaneously, otherwise you will be disqualified from admission.


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Application Deadline

February 15, 2023


How to Apply

File and submit your application in the USTC/UCAS admission system as requested before the deadline.

When applying, first choose “the ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents” in your application

THEN

Check the box as instructed in the application system to apply for the ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO Scholarship.

Please choose BOTH Young Talents AND then ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO Scholarship when applying.

To USTC admission system portal: here

To UCAS admission system portal: here

For more details, visit TWAS website.


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