USTC offers 96 master’s programs and 98 doctoral programs in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering Science, Electronic Information, Computer Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Environmental Science, etc. Among these, nearly all the doctoral programs can be taught in English and some master’s programs can be taught in English. By completing the required credits, finishing the thesis/dissertation, and passing the thesis/dissertation defense, students will obtain the graduation certificate, and master/doctoral degree after fulfilling the degree requirement. Generally, in USTC, students pursuing a master’s degree may need 2-3 years, while doctoral students need 3-4 years to finish their degree requirements.

Name of the university: University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China

Available Scholarships: ANSO, CSC & University Scholarship.

Scholarship Coverage

• No Tuition Fee

• Monthly Stipend

• Health Insurance

• 1 Time Travelling Allowance (Only for ANSO Scholarship holders)

Bachelor, Master & PhD

List of Master and PhD Programs (here)

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport and mentally and physically healthy.

2. Applicants for master’s programs must have a bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in China). Applicants for doctoral programs must have a master’s degree (equivalent to a master’s degree in China).

* Those who plan to obtain their degrees should submit a Pre-graduation Certificate to ensure that they will complete their study and obtain the degree by July of 2024.

3. Applicants for master’s programs should be under the age of 40 (by September 1st, 2024) and applicants for doctoral programs should be under the age of 45 (by September 1st, 2024).

* Some scholarship programs have specific age limits. For the relevant information, please refer to the information on different scholarships.

4.  Applicants for programs instructed in Chinese should have passed new HSK Level 4 or above; applicants whose native language is Chinese or can provide proof of studying at a high school/university where the teaching language is Chinese, can apply for HSK test exemption. Applicants for programs instructed in English need to provide proof of English language proficiency.

5.  Applicants should meet the admission criteria for international students of USTC.

1.  Online Application

1.1 Create your account in the online application system.

1.2 Fill in all the information and upload the documents as required.

● Photocopy of passport (ordinary passport with validity of at least one year)

● A study or research proposal (no less than 800 words)

● Curriculum Vitae

● Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors (with phone number and email address)

● Foreigner Physical Examination Form (download in the Annex)

● Applicants for programs instructed in Chinese must provide a photocopy of an HSK certificate (at least level 4) or other proof of their Chinese language proficiency; applicants for programs instructed in English must provide a photocopy of a valid IELTS or TOEFL result or other proof of their English proficiency (except those whose mother tongue is English).

● Photocopy of degree certificate and academic transcripts for both bachelor’s degree and master’s Degree (if have) notarized by the Ministry of Education or equivalent authority in your country

* If applicants are university students, they must provide official documents showing their student status and the exact time when they will obtain their 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 certificate.

* If applicants are already employed, they must provide official documents showing their status as on-post employees and permission of release.

※ Notarized translation in Chinese or English must be attached if the submitted documents are not in Chinese or English.

※ Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the application result.

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