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ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship 2024
This year, a sub-category of the ANSO Scholarship: the ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship 2024 is being officially launched. Echoing the priority of TWAS/UNESCO, special (not exclusive) consideration will be given to two target groups: Least Development Countries (LDCs) and women. Up to 50 PhD students from developing countries in the South will be selected by TWAS/UNESCO into this category every year.
The Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization founded in 2018. Founding members include 37 scientific institutions, universities, and international organizations worldwide. ANSO aims to improve regional and global capacity in science and technology, human livelihoods, and wellbeing, and to promote broader S&T cooperation and communication.
The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents (hereinafter referred to as the ANSO Scholarship) was formally launched in 2019 with the goal of training and cultivating young scientists from all over the world. The ANSO Scholarship supports 200 Master’s students and 300 Ph.D. students every year to pursue postgraduate education at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), or institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) around China.
CAS, the leading founding member of ANSO, is the major sponsor of the ANSO Scholarship. TWAS and UNESCO, both founding members of ANSO, provide part of the funding for the ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship awardees. ANSO welcomes all members and parties who are interested in creating a more diversified scholarship program together.
COVERAGE for PhD Scholarship 2024
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
Application fee waiver
International travel allowance from awardee’s home country to China (one trip per awarded candidate)
CAS will cover items 1 to 4 and TWAS/UNESCO will cover items 5 and 6.
The reimbursement/allowance standards and procedure for item 5 and item 6 will comply with TWAS/UNESCO rules and regulations.
Any scholarship awardee on site in China, the host country, at the time of application will NOT be eligible for any travel subsidy.
All awardees are required to finish centralized training in Chinese language, Chinese culture, and all required credits as well as practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of USTC/UCAS or CAS institutes.
Any PhD awardee who fails the qualification test or annual assessment will face the consequences including:
• Termination of his/her scholarship;
• Discontinuity of his/her doctoral study;
• Being provided with a certificate of attendance for the period of study undertaken in China but not a formal doctoral degree.
All the awardees are required to abide by Chinese laws and USTC/UCAS regulations and rules.
Tuition waiver: The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the entire duration of the doctoral program, up to four years.
Monthly stipend: The scholarship also provides a monthly stipend of 6,000 or 7,000 CNY for living expenses, depending on whether the awardee has passed a qualification test arranged by the university.
Health insurance: The scholarship includes health insurance coverage to ensure the health and well-being of the awardees.
Application fee waiver: The scholarship waives the application fee for the Ph.D. program at USTC or UCAS.
International travel allowance: The scholarship provides a one-time international travel allowance from the awardee’s home country to China.
One-time visa: The scholarship provides a one-time visa for the awardee to enter China and start their doctoral studies.
Centralized training in Chinese language, Chinese culture, and all required credits: This will help the awardees to adapt to the academic and social environment in China.
Practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of USTC/UCAS or CAS institutes: This will allow the awardees to gain hands-on research experience and develop their skills under the guidance of experienced researchers.
Opportunity to collaborate with international scientists: The awardees will have the opportunity to work with leading scientists from around the world, which will broaden their horizons and enhance their research capabilities.
Networking opportunities: The scholarship program provides opportunities for the awardees to network with other young scientists from developing countries, which can lead to collaborations and lifelong friendships.
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 PhD program applicants: you should be born after 1st January 1989 (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 PhD program of this scholarship. Otherwise, s/he will be disqualified from admission and the situation will be reported to the current university/institution