About the Program
USTC Scholarship—Chinese University
Program is a
scholarship established by University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) to support USTC to recruit outstanding international students for studies in
March 31, 2020 (for
Coverage of the scholarship
The USTC Program provides a full
scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and
comprehensive medical insurance.
Accommodation: free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy.
If the host university requires students
to live on campus, the university will accommodate the scholarship students in
a university dormitory (usually a twin room); if the host university permits
students to live off campus, the university will provide monthly accommodation
bachelor’s students: CNY 500 per month;
master’s students: CNY 700 per month;
doctoral students: CNY 1000 per month.
bachelor’s students: CNY2,500 per month;
master’s students: CNY 3,000 per month;
doctoral students: CNY 3,500 per month.
Comprehensive medical insurance.
Qualifications for scholarship application
1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens
and mentally and physically healthy.
2. Applicants must not be a registered
student in Chinese universities at the time of application;
3. Education background and age limit:
for bachelor’s degree studies must have hold a high school diploma
(equivalent to high school diploma in China), HSK5 certificate and be
under the age of 30 (by September, 1st, 2020).
for master’s degree studies must have bachelor’s degree (equivalent to
bachelor’s degree in China) and be under the age of 35 (by September, 1st,
for doctoral studies must have master’s degree (equivalent to master’s
degree in China) and be under the age of 40 (by September, 1st, 2020).
※ For the graduates to obtain their degrees
in 2020, they should submit a Pre-graduation Certificate to ensure that they
will complete their study and obtain the degree by July of 2020.
※ Degree-seeking students
who have been granted for other Chinese scholarship or funding（2019-2020）cannot apply for this scholarship.
Choices of Graduate Programs
USTC offers graduate programs with Chinese
or English as media of instruction. For more information of programs offered at
USTC, please check:
Bachelor's Degree Programs List (instructed in Chinese)
Master's Degree Programs List (instructed in Chinese)
Master's Degree Programs List (instructed in English)
Doctoral Degree Programs List (either Chinese or English)
For more information about the programs
and professors in related field, please refer to the link of: professors‘
profiles(http://en.ustc.edu.cn/faculty/201105/t20110530_112483.html), and schools
and departments (http://en.ustc.edu.cn/5391/list.htm).
Applicants are encouraged to contact
prospective supervisors prior to application and if have, are expected to
upload in the online
application system the Form of Provisional Acceptance of International Student by USTC Professor.
Duration of Scholarship
The duration of scholarship is decided in
accordance with the duration of each specific program:
Degree Programs: 4 academic years
Degree Programs: 2-3 academic years
Degree Programs: 3-4 academic years
To complete the application for USTC
Scholarship, please make sure you finish each of the following steps as
required and before
the specific time.
Step 1: Online Application for USTC Admission
The online application (http://isa.ustc.edu.cn/xs/login_scho.asp?exit=Y ) includes filling in the
application form and uploading supporting
1. Create your online application ID with a
valid email account and input a password of your own. You will receive a
2. Log on your application ID and fill in all
the information and upload required documents. The online application can be
accessed and edited as many times as you like before the deadline of
application (March 31, 2020). Your information will be automatically
saved once you
click "NEXT" when you finish each step.
3. Submit your application form by clicking
"Confirm and Submit" upon completion. Note that once your application
pass "file review", your information CANNOT be changed.
4. You can click "Status" in the
Quick Links to check your application status.
Step 2: Original Application Documents Submission
After applying online, applicants must
submit application materials to Office of International Cooperation of USTC by
post mail or in person (application materials submitted by email will not be
accepted). Application materials arriving after April 10, 2020 will
not be accepted.
1. Application form for USTC Scholarship with
signature and recent photo.
2. Photocopy of passport (ordinary passport
with validity of at least 1 year).
3. A study or research proposal (no less than
5. Two letters of recommendation from full
professors or associate professors (with phone number and email address).
6. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical
Examination Form (download in the attachment below).
7. Applicants for programs instructed in
Chinese must provide the photocopy of HSK certificate (at least level 4);
applicants for programs instructed in English must provide the photocopy of
valid IELTS or TOFEL result or other proof of their English proficiency (except
those whose mother tongue is English).
8. Photocopy of degree certificate and
academic transcript for both Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree (if have)
notarized by Ministry of Education or equivalent authority in your country.
If applicants are university students, they must provide
official documents showing their status as university students and stating
clearly when they will obtain the degree certificate;
If applicants already graduated but have
not yet obtained the degree certificate, they must provide official documents
explaining the reasons and stating clearly when they will obtain the degree
If applicants are already employed, they must provide
official documents showing their status as on-post employees and permission of release.
※ Documents in languages other than Chinese
or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
※ Application materials will NOT be
returned regardless of the application result.
※ Please make sure you send out the
complete set of all the required documents and specify on the envelop
"Application for USTC
scholarship" with your application ID for USTC
Online Application System (http://isa.ustc.edu.cn/xs/login_scho.asp?exit=Y ) .
Postal address: International
College, University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei,
1) USTC will review all the applications
submitted before the deadline. Decisions for admission and granting the
scholarship will be made on the basis of applicants’ academic record, research
abilities and other aspects related.
2) The list of nominated candidates will
be sent to Review Committee of USTC for review in May, 2020.
3) After the name list is approved by Review
Committee of USTC, the scholarship awardees will be notified by USTC and
admission documents will be posted to the awardees in July.
4) New school year shall start in
September, 2020. The specific date of registration will be written on the
1) Regulations of USTC Scholarship will
apply to the students under this scholarship scheme. Scholarship students must
go through the Annual Review of the USTC Scholarship Status.
2) Scholarship students who have to
suspend their studies due to illness must return to their home country for
further treatment and recovery. Expenses for the international travel to and
from the university will be borne by the students themselves, and their
scholarship status will be reserved for one year at most,
with the monthly
living allowance stopped during the suspension. Scholarships of the students who suspend their studies for reasons other than illness will not be reserved.
3) The Office of International Cooperation
of USTC is responsible for the interpretation of the scholarship granting
Office of International Cooperation
University of Science and Technology of
96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, 230026, Anhui, P.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (the only email
address for USTC application in USTC; messages sent to other email addresses
may not be
received or answered properly; please always indicate “USTC
Scholarship” in the subject of your email for any inquiries regarding your
application to us)