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Research Fellowship in TWAS CAS 2017

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 / schola r). 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 after 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.

Thanks to generous contribution of CAS, fellowship awardees will receive a monthly stipend ( to cover accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance ) of RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS through UCAS / USTC, depending on whether he / she has passed the qualification test arranged by UCAS / USTC for all doctoral candidates after admission. All awardees will also be provided tuition and application fee waivers.

Any fellowship awardee who fails the qualification test twice will face the consequences including:

  • Termination of his / her fellowship;
  • Discontinuity of his / her doctoral study at CAS institutions;
  • Being provided with a certificate of attendance for the period of study undertaken in China but not a formal doctoral degree.

All the procedures will adhere to UCAS / USTC regulations and rules.

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

  1. 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;
  2. Practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of UCAS / USTC or CAS institutes.

Eligibility for CAS TWAS Research Fellowship 2017

  • Be maximum age of 35 years on 31st December, 2017
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of his / her fellowship
  • Not hold Chinese citizenship;
  • Applicants for doctoral study should also:
  • Meet the admission criteria for international students of UCAS / USTC ( criteria of UCAS / criteria of USTC ).
  • Hold a master degree before the beginning of the fall semester: 1st September, 2017.
  • Provide evidence that he / she will return to their home country on completion of their studies in China according to CAS-TWAS agreement.
  • Provide proof of knowledge of English or Chinese language.

TWAS CAS Research Scholarship Description 

  • TWAS CAS Visiting Scholar Fellowships in Natural Sciences are tenable for minimum period of one to a maximum of three months at the Research Institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • International travel ( Return Economy Class by the Shortest Route ) and visa expenses will be covered by TWAS.
  • CAS will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover Living Costs, such as Accommodation, Food and Health Insurance.
  • Only Emergency Medical aid will be available, if necessary.
  • TWAS CAS Research Fellowship monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  • Applicants must be affiliated with a Universities or Research Centre in their Home Country.
  • TWAS shall be entitled to a repayment of all or part of any funds paid to an applicant here under, in the event that the applicant intentionally or negligently fails to fulfill any or all of the present conditions.
  • The applicant agrees to pay any reasonable legal and or collection costs incurred by TWAS to obtain the repayment.

CAS TWAS Research Scholarship Application Form 2017

Interested candidate can apply on official website  on or before 31st March, 2017

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

2) Applicants for USTC, please contact

Ms. Lin Tian (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 63600279Fax: +86 551 63632579

TWAS CAS Research Scholarship Application Deadline 2017 : 31st March, 2017

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.