President’s Scholarship Programs

Fothe international student China has the top international scholarships in 2019. Some are for the undergraduate level and some for the postgraduate level. There are few which are open for a Doctoral degree. The President’s Scholarship Programs is the best opportunity for all student (NON-CHINESE) to study in China. They can take admission in any field like Mathematical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Chemical Sciences and many more. Before applying do read their eligibility criteria. Ph.D.

This CAS-TWAS President’s Scholarship Programs gives a chance for international students (who are non-Chinese) to continue their doctoral degrees at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

According to the contract between The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)for the progression of science in developing the region of the word, almost 200 students/scholars from around the world will be awarded to study in China for doctoral degrees for four years.

The World Academy of Sciences is the merit-based science institution uniting almost 1,000 scientists in around 70 countries. Its primary aim is to strengthen scientific excellence and capacity for sustainable development in the South.


DEADLINE: 31 March 2019

HOST INSTITUTE: The World Academy of Sciences i

DEGREE: Doctoral degrees


FIELD: Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics

TARGETED AUDIENCE: freshman student from all countries

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS and FUNDING: Scholarships awarded will get the monthly allowance (to include accommodation along with other living expenses, local travel costs and health insurance) of amount RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS via UCAS/USTC, depending on whether she/he has given the qualification exam organized by UCAS/USTC for all doctoral applicants after admission. All scholarship holder will also get the application and tuition fee waivers.
Under the terms and condition of the CAS-TWAS agreement, travel from their homeland to China will be given to the fellowship holder to start the scholarships in China (one trip/ student/scholar).
TWAS will choose 80 scholarship holder from developing region to aid their foreign travel, while CAS will help the other 120. it also includes the vis fee (once only/ awardee) as the lump sum of USD 65 after all the scholarship holder is on site in China.

MANY SCHOLARSHIPS: not mentioned


On 31 December 2019, you should be the maximum age of 35.
You are not supposed to take any other awards program during this fellowships.
you should Not have the Chinese citizenship
Candidates for doctoral study must also:

fulfill the admission standards for overseas students of UCAS/USTC.
Hold the master degree (Minimum degree MSc) before the opening of the fall semester that is 1 September 2019.
Confirm that he/she will return to their homeland after completion of studies in China as per to the CAS-TWAS contract.

NOTE:  Show the proficiency in English of applicant native language is not English or China


  • International students


to favorably apply for CAS-TWAS President’s Scholarships, candidates should follow the few key steps.

How to Apply:

To apply for these awards, the candidates should submit scholarship online application system

upload and prepare the following documentation to the fellowship online application system:

Your passport which has at two years validity ( pages showing the validity and personal details )
Full CV with the short introduction of research experience.
Original copy university degrees certificate (both postgraduate and undergraduate; alumni have completed or about to finish their course should deliver the official pre-graduation document.
Proof of knowledge of English / Chinese
both postgraduate and undergraduate education transcript photocopy.
Complete research proposal
Photocopies of title pages and the abstracts of around 5 declared academic papers
Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Attachment 1- find this at the bottom of this page)
need two reference letters:
Do Upload scanned recommendation letters (signed, dated and on official headed paper with the contact phone number and email address) to the scholarship online application system. Also, Send the original copies to the UCAS/USTC fellowship office before the last date.

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