Fully Funded CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Program in China, 2018/2019


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.


Applicants must:

  • Be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2018;

  • 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: 1 September, 2018.

  • 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.


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


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