Study Technology In China: The USTC Scholarship Program
The USTC Scholarship Program at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) presents a prestigious opportunity aimed at attracting talented international students to pursue their studies at one of China’s most renowned universities.
About the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
USTC, established in 1958 in Beijing by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), stands as a prominent university with a stellar reputation globally. As a strategic initiative by the Chinese government to address the country’s science and technology needs and enhance its international competitiveness, CAS integrated its resources with USTC. The university is dedicated to educating top-tier talent in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary science and technology, marking a significant milestone in the history of education.
Aim and Benefits of USTC Scholarship Program
The USTC Scholarship Program offers two funding levels:
- Level A (funded by USTC): Includes a tuition waiver, comprehensive medical insurance, a monthly stipend of 2,500 RMB, and accommodation subsidy.
- Level B (funded by USTC): Includes a tuition waiver.
Requirements for USTC Scholarship Program Qualification
To be eligible for the USTC Scholarship Program, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, in good physical and mental health.
- Have passed the new HSK Level 5 or above; applicants with Chinese as their native language or those providing proof of studying at a high school where the language of instruction is Chinese can apply for HSK test exemption.
- Emigrants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan applying as international students must have obtained their current foreign citizenship before April 30th, 2020. Additionally, the applicant must have lived abroad for at least 2 years between April 30th, 2020, and April 30th, 2024 (with more than 9 months of residence abroad per year considered as one year).
- Must meet the conditions set by Document No. 12 (2020) of the Ministry of Education of the PRC (Annex I).
- Applicants must hold a high school diploma (equivalent to a high school diploma in China) by July 2024.
- Applicants must be under the age of 30 by September 1st, 2024.
Documents Required for Application
Applicants need to submit the following documents:
- Application Form for International Students (Undergraduate Program) (Annex II).
- Photocopy of passport (including pages with Chinese visa or residence permit, if applicable).
- Notarized photocopies of senior high school graduation certificate and transcripts. For those graduating before July 2024, provide a Pre-graduation Certificate issued by the senior high school (original documents required upon registration if admitted).
- Photocopies of Certificate of new HSK Level 5 and transcripts (original certificate and transcripts required upon registration if admitted); or proof of studying at a high school where the teaching language is Chinese.
- Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Annex III).
- Recommendation letter from senior high school (original copy in Chinese or English).
- Applicants under 18 by Sept. 1st, 2024, should submit a Guardian Statement (Annex IV). The guardian must stay in Hefei during the applicant’s study at USTC and have a stable source of living.
- Emigrants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan applying as international students should submit specific documents detailed in the application guidelines.
Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
The deadline for application submission is March 31, 2024.
How to Apply
Applicants should create an account in the USTC Application System and select the fellowship they wish to apply for. They can apply for one level or two levels simultaneously. USTC will determine the fellowship level based on the comprehensive evaluation of the applicant. Each applicant can only be supported by one scholarship.
For more detailed information, applicants are encouraged to visit the USTC website.