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ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship for Developing Countries 2024

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 50 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.


ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship

Application DeadlineFebruary 15, 2024
Funding TypeFully Funded
TypePh.D
Sponsor The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship

  • Tuition waiver 
  • 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

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 1989­­ (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.

Application Deadline

February 15, 2024

How to Apply

All awardees are required to finish centralized training in Chinese language, Chinese culture and all required credits as well as practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of USTC/UCAS or CAS institutes.

NOTE

  • CAS will cover items 1 to 4 and TWAS/UNESCO will cover items 5 and 6.
  • The reimbursement/allowance standards and procedure for item 5 and item 6 will comply with TWAS/UNESCO rules and regulations.
  • Any scholarship awardee on site in China, the host country, at the time of application will NOT be eligible for any travel subsidy.

For more details, visit TWAS website

 


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