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Call for 2023 Graduate Programs for International Students



The Sino-Africa Joint Research Center (SAJOREC) is an open and inclusive platform for joint scientific research and talent cultivation founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2013.
With top-level labs and a qualified faculty team, each year SAJOREC admits 30 African students through the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)’s Graduate Programs. About 30% of the masters could be admitted to a PhD program through the Students Selection and Evaluation System.

Since 2013, 282 African students have been awarded a fellowship to study at SAJOREC. All of them are supported by full scholarships through graduate programs.

Graduate Programs

Master’s Programs

In 2023, UCAS provides over 140 Master’s programs that commonly last for 3 years. Certificates of graduation and degrees will be awarded to those who have met the requirements of graduation and degree conferment.

Doctoral Programs

Doctoral programs commonly last for 3-4 years. Certificates of graduation and degrees will be awarded to those who have met the requirements of graduation and degree conferment.

Visiting Students Programs

UCAS launches the Visiting Student Program to welcome outstanding young students and scholars from all over the world for short term visits, course learning, academic exchanges and research cooperation.


UCAS Scholarship

The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) has set up the UCAS Scholarship for International Students to sponsor young talents all over the world to pursue Master’s or Doctoral degree, or attend courses, conduct research or pay academic visits at UCAS faculties/CAS institutes.


The ANSO Scholarship for International Students

The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents was formally launched in 2019 with the goal of training and cultivation of young scientists from all over the world. This program supports 145 Master’s students and 190 PhD students every year to pursue postgraduate education at UCAS.

This year, a sub-category of the ANSO Scholarship: the ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship is 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 40 PhD students from developing countries will be selected by TWAS/UNESCO into this category every year.


Chinese Government Scholarship

The Chinese Government Scholarship sponsor international students to study at Chinese universities. The scholarship offers fee waivers of admission application and tuition, health insurance, on-campus accommodation, etc. https://english.ucas.ac.cn/index.php/admission/international-students/notice/6161-call-for-2023-chinese-government-scholarship-for-international-students-to-study-at-ucas

General Qualifications

(1) Being a non-Chinese citizen;

(2) Being in good health, of good character, and willing to abide by China's laws and decrees, as well as UCAS’s rules and regulations;

(3) Holding a Master’s degree or its equivalent when applying for a PhD Program; holding a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent when applying for a Master Program;

(4) Being proficient in English.

Application Guideline

(1) Check eligibility criteria;

(2) Find an eligible host supervisor affiliated with a UCAS faculty or CAS institute that agrees to accept you;

(3) Submit your admission application via the online system; Online Application System for International Students of UCAS (http://adis.ucas.ac.cn)

(4) Remind your supervisor to complete the related procedures in the online application system.

Application Deadline

February 15, 2023

Evaluation and Admission

Admission is determined at UCAS school/CAS institute with oversight by UCAS according to the result of the document review, interview, and other factors. Admission Notices, Visa Application Forms and some other documents will be sent to the admitted students after the final admission result is released.

Prior to this, applicants may check their admission status via the Online Application System for International Students of UCAS.

Contact Information

Mr. Guoshi Zhang

Email: gszhang@wbgcas.cn

TEL: +86-27-87700875

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