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ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO Ph.D Scholarship 2023 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.


Ph.D. program

1. Tuition waiver

2. 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

3. Health insurance

4. Application fee waiver

5. International travel allowance from the awardee’s home country to China (one trip per awarded candidate)

6. One-time visa


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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.


15th February 2023

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