International Students Programs in China

International Students Programs in China (Master, PhD and Visiting)

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) is a national research organization for scientific research, technology transfer and education in agriculture. It is always striving to provide solutions to a broad range of challenges in sustaining agricultural development through innovative research and technology transfer. For detailed information about CAAS, please visit the CAAS website at http://www.caas.net.cn/en.

The Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GSCAAS) is a higher education institution mainly focusing on graduate education (Agency No. 82101). As the education arm of CAAS, GSCAAS has been ranked among China’s first-class graduate schools with its overall competitiveness in the disciplines of agriculture. It offers Master’s and Doctoral programs to international students through 34 institutes of CAAS. The duration of study usually lasts for 3 years for both Master’s and Doctoral programs. Certificates of graduation and degrees will be awarded to those who have met the requirements of graduation and degree conferment. The instruction languages are mostly English or Chinese-English bilingually in graduate training.

In 2007, GSCAAS received the qualification of Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) Granting Institution from the Ministry of Education of China. Now GSCAAS offers international students various scholarships including the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS), the Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS), the GSCAAS Scholarship (GSCAASS) and the GSCAAS-OWSD Fellowship (https://owsd.net/). It has also launched two joint PhD programs in collaboration with University of Liege, Belgium and Wageningen University & Research, the Netherland. At present, there are more than 400 international students from 50 different countries across 5 continents, 90% of whom are Ph.D. students. GSCAAS is speeding up its international education development and welcomes all outstanding students worldwide to pursue higher education.

Scholarships

(1) The Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) 

Applicants who apply for the Chinese Government Scholarships are required to apply to GSCAAS or directly apply to the Chinese Embassy or qualified agency in their country. Please refer to the website of  www.csc.edu.cn for more details about the Scholarship.

(a). A fee waiver of tuition and basic textbooks. Cost of experiments or internships beyond the program curriculum is at student’s own expense. Cost of books or learning materials other than required basic textbooks is at student’s own expense.

(b). Free on-campus dormitory accommodation.

(c). Living allowance (per month):

Master’s students & Visiting scholars: 3,000 RMB;

Doctoral students & Senior visiting scholars: 3,500 RMB.

(d). Fee for Comprehensive Medical Insurance.

 (2) The Graduate School of CAAS Scholarship (GSCAASS).

GSCAASS is established by GSCAAS to sponsor international students and scholars with outstanding academic performance to pursue higher education in CAAS. Those who have received scholarships from Chinese government or Beijing government are not eligible for the scholarship.

(a). A fee waiver of tuition and basic textbooks. Cost of experiments or internships beyond the program curriculum is at student’s own expense. Cost of books or learning materials other than required basic textbooks is at student’s own expense.

(b). Free on-campus dormitory accommodation (supported by GSCAAS supervisor).

(c). Research Assistantship (per month, supported by GSCAAS supervisor):

Master’s students & Visiting scholars: 3,000 RMB;

Doctoral students & Senior scholars: 3,500 RMB.

(d). Fee for Comprehensive Medical Insurance provided by GSCAAS.

 (3) The Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS).

BGS is established by Beijing Government to sponsor international students and scholars with outstanding academic performance to pursue higher degree in Beijing. The winners of BGS are exempt from tuition for the specific academic year. GSCAAS Supervisor will provide research assistant fellowship, accommodation fee of on-campus dormitory and Comprehensive Medical Insurance for the international student. Those who have received CGS are not eligible for BGS.

(4) GSCAAS-OWSD fellowship.

The Fellowship is jointly established by GSCAAS and Organization for Women in Science for the Developing world (OWSD), and is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South. The 2018 OWSD fellowship Applications open at 1st March 2018. For further information, please refers to: https://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship. We will issue the applicants a Preliminary Acceptance Letter when received their eligible application materials. The GSCAAS-OWSD fellowship covers:

(a). A monthly allowance (USD 1,000) to cover basic living expenses such as accommodation and meals while in the host country;

(b). A special allowance to attend international conferences during the period of the fellowship;

(c). The opportunity to attend regional science communications workshops, on a competitive basis;

(d). A return ticket from the home country to the host institute for the agreed research period;

(e). Annual medical insurance contribution (USD 200/year), Visa expenses.

(f). Study fees (including tuition and registration fees) in agreement with the chosen host institute.

Qualifications of Applicants

(1) Non-Chinese citizens;

(2) healthy and willing to abide by the Chinese laws and decrees;

(3) Education and age requirements as follows:

    (a). Master’s programs: holding a Bachelor’s degree and under the age of 35;

    (b). Doctoral programs: holding a Master’s degree and under the age of 40;

    (c). Visiting Scholar: having at least two years of undergraduate studies and under the age of 35;

    (d). Senior Visiting Scholar: holding Master’s or higher degree or academic titles of associate professor or higher, and under the age of 40.

(4) English and/or Chinese proficiency is required.

Official Link

Deadline: Ongoing