University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) Scholarships 2024


The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) Scholarship for International Students 2024 offers a unique opportunity for global young talents to further their academic journey in China. This comprehensive guide delves into the scholarship’s benefits, including full and partial awards, eligibility requirements, and application procedures, providing a valuable resource for international students seeking to study at one of China’s prestigious institutions.

The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) has announced the UCAS Scholarship for International Students for the year 2024. This program aims to support young talents globally to pursue Master’s or Doctoral degrees, attend courses, conduct research, or partake in academic visits at UCAS colleges and CAS institutes. It also welcomes international graduate students from abroad to participate in joint programs.

Scholarship Types With Benefits of UCAS Scholarship

Full Scholarship Announced by UCAS for 2024 intake includes:

    • Tuition Waiver: RMB 40,000/year for PhD students and RMB 30,000/year for Master students.
    • Monthly Stipend: RMB 2,500 for Doctoral students and RMB 2,000 for Master students, with additional research assistantship leading to a total of at least RMB 3,500 and RMB 3,000, respectively.
    • Basic Accommodation: Provided in Beijing or by host institutes outside Beijing during concentrated study periods.
    • Medical Insurance: Coverage with a premium of RMB 800/year.
    • Application Fee Waiver: Exemption from RMB 600 processing fee.
    • Duration: Maximum of 36 months without extension.

Partial Scholarship Announced by UCAS for 2024 intake includes:

  • Covers tuition waiver,
  • Medical insurance, and
  • Application fee for up to 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria for UCAS Scholarship is:

Anyone who meet following criteria can actually apply for UCAS 2024 scholarship:

  • Be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, friendly towards China, and compliant with Chinese laws and UCAS regulations.
  • Have proficiency in English or Chinese.
  • Meet specific age requirements for various programs (Applicants for the PhD program must be born on or after January 1, 1989. Those applying for the Master’s program should have a birthdate on or after January 1, 1994. For Senior visiting students, the requirement is to be born on or after January 1, 1979, while Regular visiting students should be born on or after January 1, 1984.).
  • Fulfill UCAS’s admission criteria for international students.
  • Not undertake other assignments during the scholarship period.

Application Procedure for UCAS Scholarship

Online Application: Complete and submit applications through the UCAS Online Admission System for International Students with following documents:

  • Find a suitable degree program at UCAS here
  • A fully filled online UCAS application form.
  • A personal statement detailing your academic achievements, career objectives, and reasons for applying.
  • Official academic transcripts from all previous educational institutions.
  • A notarized copy of your highest academic degree certificate.
  • An updated CV or resume highlighting your academic and professional background.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional contacts.
  • A copy of your valid passport.
  • Confirmation of your study visa application to study in China.
  • A completed Foreigner Physical Examination Form.

These additional documents may also be required:

  • English/Chinese language proficiency test results: Scores from an English or Chinese language proficiency test, such as IELTS, TOEFL, HSK, etc. (minimum score required varies by program and scholarship)
  • Portfolio (optional): A portfolio showcasing your creative work, research, or other relevant achievements (for some scholarships and programs).
  • Award certificates (optional): Copies of any awards or achievements you have received.

UCAS Scholarship Application Deadlines:

UCAS Scholarship application deadline is February 15, 2024, for PhD and Master’s programs; no deadline for Senior and Regular visiting programs as they can apply any time of the year depending upon vacancy availability at department of their choice as per this notice.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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