PhD fellowship in China by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

  • China
  • Apply Before : March 30, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 5045
  • Degree PH.D
  • No. of Opportunity 200
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description


The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have agreed to offer the PhD fellowship for up to 200 Students from all over the world to pursue their study in China.

Level of study: doctoral degree

Duration: Up to 4 years

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2019

Number of students to support: 200

Number of student accepted from developing countries: 80

Location: China

Institutions to study at:

  • University of Chinese Academy of sciences (UCAS)
  • University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
  • Institutes of CAS around China



Awarding organization: Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Fields of study:

  • Biological systems and organisms
  • Medical and health sciences including neurosciences
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Structural cell and molecular biology
  • Chemical sciences
  • Engineering sciences
  • Astronomy, Space and earth sciences
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Physics

Purpose of the program:

The main purpose of this program is the advancement of developing countries.

If you are a non-Chinese national, you can apply to this fellowship and study your PhD  in China

Benefits of the fellowship:

  • Travel cost to China
  • Visa (65 USD)
  • Monthly allowance for living, local travels and accommodation expenses about RMB 7,000-8000
  • Tuition fee waiver


  • Not be older than 35 years on December 31, 2019
  • Not have any other assignment during the program
  • Have the citizenship of a country other than China
  • Meet the entry requirements of university
  • Obtained a master degree before September 1, 2019
  • Return to home country after the completion of the program
  • Be proficient in English or Chinese language
  • Not be currently studying at a doctoral degree in China
  • Apply to ONLY one of the Universities mentioned above
  • Apply once a year to this fellowship

How to apply

Eligible applicants are required to follow the steps below:

  • Find, contact an eligible supervisor affiliated with colleges and school of the UCAS/USTC and get his/her approval before applying to the fellowship. (when contacting to the supervisor, send your CV, research proposal and any required documents through an explanatory email. )
  • Fill your fellowship online application form

Required documents

  • Two reference letters
  • Passport with two years validity
  • CV with a brief research introduction
  • Copy of University Degrees and transcripts
  • English and/or Chinese proficiency proof
  • Detailed research proposal
  • Copies of all the title pages and abstracts of maximum 5 published academic papers.
  • Foreigner physical examination form

Apply to Fellowship

Download the Health Form and Supervisor comment

Please check the Official website of CAS –TWAS President’s PhD Fellowships


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