The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents 2020 – Call for Applications

Deadline: 31 March 2020
Open to: master program applicants that must be maximum age of 30 years and PhD program applicants that must be maximum age of 35 years
Benefits: all awardees will receive a monthly stipend, health insurance, and a travel subsidy to the host country


Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) was initiated and established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and other 36 scientific institutes as well as international organizations worldwide. The ANSO Scholarship provides young students/scholars who are non-Chinese citizens an opportunity to pursue postgraduate education at the colleges or schools of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) or institutes of CAS around China. It consists of 2 programs: the master program and the PhD program. Every year, up to 200 master students and 300 PhD students from all over the world will be sponsored to study in CAS.

The funding duration for master awardees is up to 36 months, while for PhD awardees is up to 48 months with no extensions.


Applicants must:

  • Not hold Chinese citizenship;
  • Provide proof of proficiency of English or Chinese language;
  • For master program applicants: be maximum age of 30 years on 31 December 2020;

For PhD program applicants: be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2020;

  • Meet the admission criteria for international students of USTC/UCAS;
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of his/her scholarship.

Note: Applicants currently pursuing master degrees or PhD at any university/institution in China are NOT eligible for the master program or PhD program of this scholarship.  Applicants CANNOT apply for both UCAS and USTC simultaneously, and can only apply to ONE supervisor from ONE institute/school either from UCAS or USTC.


Master awardees will receive a monthly stipend of USD 430, while Ph.D. awardees will receive a monthly stipend of USD 860 or USD 1000 depending on whether he/she has passed the qualification test arranged by USTC/UCAS for all doctoral candidates after admission. All the awardees will also be provided with health insurance as well as tuition and application fee waivers. A certain amount of travel subsidy from their home countries to China will be provided to the awardees in order to begin the scholarship in China (one trip only per person)

How to Apply?

The application process varies depending on whether you choose to apply to a UCAS or USTC institute/school.

For further information on the application process, please visit the official website.