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Application Guidance for 2020 International Students Programs

IARRP | Updated: 2021-07-10

1. Required status of applicants:

(1) Non-Chinese citizens;

(2) Healthy and willing to abide by the Chinese laws and decrees;

(3) Conform to the education and age requirements as follows:

    (a). Master’s programs: holds a Bachelor’s degree and is under the age of 35;

    (b). Doctoral programs: holds a Master’s degree and is under the age of 40;

    (c). Visiting Scholar: has at least two years’ of undergraduate studies and is under the age of 35;

    (d). Senior Visiting Scholar: holds a Master’s or higher degree, or has an academic title of associate professor or higher, and is under the age of 40.

(4) English and/or Chinese proficiency.

2. Application Documents

 (Submitting via the online application system, not via Email)

(1)-a Application Form for Study in CAAS-2020

From year 2019, you are REQUIRED to fill in the online application system For the Part II of the Form, please leave it blank, this part is to be filled in by the applicant's supervisor and host institution when we officially refer your case to the institute. Please choose the major and host supervisor cautiously based on the attached Supervisor List and submit your application after a thorough discussion with the expected supervisor. Supervisors List-2020 Spring and Autumn Semester will be updated around late November and will continue to update on a regular basis.

(1)-b Online generated CSC Application Form (Only needed for Chinese Government Scholarship-Autumn semester). 

https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/register Please upload this "Online generated CSC Application Form" as an attachment in the "Add supporting documents" of GSCAAS online application system.

(2) Photocopy of passport (with at least 2 years’ validity) - the personal information page;

(3) Highest diploma (notarized photocopy);

(4) Academic transcripts of the most advanced studies (notarized photocopy);

(5) Two reference letters from two Professors or experts with equal titles in related fields;

(6) CV and research proposal (no less than 400 words for visiting scholars, no less than 500 words for postgraduates);

(7) Language Proficiency Requirements: English Language Certificate; Or score reports of TOEFL, IELTS, CEFR, etc.; Or score reports of the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK);

(8) Photocopies of degree thesis abstract, complete thesis (in soft copy) needed if it is written in English, and abstracts of maximum 5 representative academic papers (full papers are preferred), please do not submit the photocopies of unpublished papers;

(9) No Objection Certificate issued by the current employer (Please indicate that the employer has no objection to you applying for the scholarship, and your study leave will be granted accordingly);

(10) Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Please take health examination in the hospitals designated by the Chinese Embassy);

(11) Acceptance letter (optional). Applicants with acceptance letter from CAAS professors are preferred. Newly updatedSupervisors List-2020 Spring and Autumn Semester. The supervisor list is still being updated, more CAAS professors will join.
Note: All application documents are non-returnable regardless of the applicant’s admission status.

3. Application Deadline

(1) Applicants who apply for the Graduate School of CAAS Scholarship (GSCAASS) are required to submit application documents by December 31st, 2019 for enrolment in the spring semester and by April 30th, 2020 for enrolment in the autumn semester.

(2) Applicants who apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) and Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS) are required to submit application documents between Feb. 1st and April 30th, 2020 for enrolment during the autumn semester. You may contact supervisors via email before submitting the application.

(3) Applicants must complete and submit the application via the Online Application System for GSCAAS International Students, at: