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ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship for Developing Countries 2023

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ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship for Developing Countries 2023

According to an agreement for the advancement of science in developing countries between the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS/UNESCO), up to 40 students/scholars from developing countries will be sponsored to study for doctoral degrees in China for up to four years.

The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents (hence referred to as the ANSO Scholarship) was officially inaugurated in 2019 with the purpose of teaching and developing young scientists from across the world. Every year, the ANSO Scholarship supports 200 Master’s students and 300 PhD students pursuing postgraduate studies at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), or Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) institutes around China. The entire Call for the ANSO Scholarship may be seen here.

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This year, the ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship, a sub-category of the ANSO Scholarship, is formally inaugurated. In keeping with TWAS/UNESCO priorities, particular (but not exclusive) consideration will be given to two target groups: Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and women. TWAS/UNESCO will choose up to 40 PhD students from poor countries in the South into this category each year.

The ANSO Scholarship is sponsored in large part by CAS, a founding member of ANSO. TWAS and UNESCO, both founding members of ANSO, contribute to the grantees of the ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship. ANSO invites all members and parties interested in working together to create a more diverse scholarship program.

Brief Description

  • Type: PhD
  • Organisation: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
  • Country to study: China
  • Course to study: View courses
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

See Also: Keele University 2023-2024 GREAT Scholarship for Masters Students (UK)

About The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

TWAS was established in 1983 by a prominent group of scientists from the developing world, led by Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate Abdus Salam. They shared the view that developing countries could solve difficulties such as hunger, sickness, and poverty by strengthening their scientific and engineering capabilities. The Academy received critical early backing from Italian scientists and political leaders.

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Scholarship Benefit

  • Tuition waiver
  • 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
  • Health insurance
  • Application fee waiver
  • International travel allowance from awardee’s home country to China (one trip per awarded candidate)
  • One-time visa

ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship Courses

  • Agricultural Science
  • Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  • Biological Systems and Organisms
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  • Physics
  • Social and Economic Sciences
  • Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Also Check: PhD Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries at Ghent University,2023

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Eligible candidates must not be Chinese citizens. 
  • Applicants must be nationals of developing nations in the South (Developing Countries in the South | TWAS) to be eligible
  • Applicants must be fluent in either English or Chinese.
  • For PhD program candidates, you must have been born after January 1, 1988 (inclusive).
  • Eligible candidates must fulfill the USTC/UCAS entrance standards for foreign students.
  • Eligible applicants should not accept any other tasks during the scholarship time.
  • If the candidate is presently pursuing a doctorate at any Chinese university or institution, he or she will be ineligible for the PhD program of this grant. Otherwise, he or she would be denied admission and the matter will be reported to the existing university or institution.

You are not permitted to apply for the ANSO Scholarship via both USTC and UCAS at the same time; otherwise, you will be denied admission.

How to apply

For more details, visit TWAS website.

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Application Deadline

February 15, 2023

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