University of Science and Technology of China – three scholarship programmes

Dear students,

LogoUSTC is the first university established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the member of the China 9 Consortium consisting of the top 9 universities in China ( and according to the latest QS Asian University Rankings and Asia University Rankings published by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine, it ranks between 2nd and 4th in the mainland.

Three scholarship programmes offered at USTC:

1. Chinese Government Scholarship “C University Postgraduate Program”
A scholarship set up by the Ministry of Education of China to support students and scholars from all over the world to conduct their study and research at Chinese universities. USTC is authorized to recruit full-time postgraduate students under the Chinese Government Scholarship.

Coverage of the scholarship:

  • Students are exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, and accommodation fee for dormitory on campus;
  • Living allowance:
    – Master’s degree students: RMB 3,000 Yuan
    – Doctoral degree students: RMB 3,500 Yuan
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China.

2. CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme for PhD Candidates from Developing Countries
A fellowship programme sponsored by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) to provides students/scholars from developing countries (other than China) an opportunity to pursue PhD degrees in China. USTC is responsible for the enrollment and management of the PhD candidates of the CAS-TWAS President¡¯s Fellowship Programme admitted by USTC. Students from developed countries can also apply for this programme.

Coverage of the scholarship:

  • Travel from their home countries to China will be provided to the fellowship awardees in order to begin the fellowship in China (one trip only per student/scholar).
  • A monthly stipend (including accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS through UCAS/USTC, depending on whether he/she has passed the qualification test arranged by UCAS/USTC for all PhD candidates after admission. All awardees will also be provided tuition waivers.

3. CAS – The Belt and Road Master Fellowship Program
A scholarship set up by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to support students/scholars from ¡°the Belt and Road¡± countries to pursue Master¡¯s degree in China.

Coverage of the scholarship:

  • Waived tuition
  • Monthly stipend: RMB 4,000 Yuan

The latest admission information will be released on this website:

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You are always welcome to visit USTC and if we have the honor, cooperate with us.

Best Regards.

Linda Tian

Office of International Cooperation

University of Science and Technology of China

96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, 230026, P. R. China