Call for 2017 Doctoral and Master Programs for International Students

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Call for 2017 Doctoral and Master Programs for International Students

 

1. Introduction 

 

The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) is a higher education institution, mainly focusing on graduate education. Its predecessor, GUCAS (the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) was built in 1978 as the first graduate school in China. UCAS accepts international students through 16 UCAS schools and over 100 institutes of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).Doctoral programs commonly last for 3-6 years while Master programs last for 3 years. Certificates of graduation and degrees will be awarded to those who have met the requirements of graduation and degree conferment. 

 

2. Application Guidance 

 

2.1 Qualifications of Applicants 

 

(1) Non-Chinese citizens; 

 

(2) Being healthy and willing to abide by Chinese laws and decrees; 

 

(3) Holding a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent; 

 

(4) English proficiency is required. 

 

2.2 Application Documents (Bound and Placed in the Following Order) 

 

(1) ADMISSION APPLICATION FORM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH A 2-INCH PHOTO AND APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE 

 

Applicants shall fill in and submit the application information via the Online Application System for International Students at UCAS (http://adis.ucas.ac.cn) which would be officially launched around Dec. 15, 2016, and then print the admission application form (Net Version) produced by the system. The previous version of admission application form (Download) can be used but the applicants shall also complete online application procedure. The second part of the application form should be filled in by the applicant’s supervisor and institute/school. The applicant cannot apply to more than one supervisor or institute/school. 

 

(2) PHOTOCOPY OF REGULAR PASSPORT PERSONAL INFORMATION PAGE 

 

Regular passport should have at least 2 years validity. 

 

(4) ORIGINAL NOTARIZED PHOTOCOPIES OF MASTER’S AND BACHELOR’S DEGREE CERTIFICATES 

 

Those who have not graduated yet shall provide original pre-graduation certificates showing their student status and expected graduation time at their current academic institutions. 

 

(5) ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS OR ORIGINAL NOTARIZED PHOTOCOPIES OF GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPTS 

 

(6) TWO ACADEMIC RECOMMENDATION LETTERS 

 

The referees shall work in the relevant research field with the applicant, and should not be the expected supervisor. The letter must be on the letterhead paper, with the referee’s signature and date, and be sealed. 

 

(7) CV & RESEARCH PROPOSAL 

 

(8) PHOTOCOPIES OF ALL THE TITLE PAGES AND ABSTRACTS OF MAXIMUM 5 REPRESENTATIVE PUBLISHED PAPERS (IF ANY) 

 

Please do not submit the photocopies of unpublished papers.  

 

2.3 Admission Process 

 

(1) Find an Eligible Host Supervisor Affiliated with UCAS Faculties or CAS Institutes 

 

Applicant who meets all the eligibility criteria above may contact an eligible supervisor of SIAT send the hard/soft copies of his application documents to the supervisor and Graduate Office(zw.sun@siat.ac.cn)

 

(2) Get a Host Supervisor’s Acceptance 

 

The supervisor checks and evaluates the applicant’s academic ability according to the admission regulations of UCAS and/or the institute. Two or three experts might be invited to conduct a video/telephone interview with the applicant. Written examination can be taken if necessary. The supervisor then makes a decision as whether to accept the student by making comments and signing on the supervisor’s comment page of the admission application form and submits all the necessary documents to the institute/faculty if to accept him (The supervisor’s comment is also needed in the scholarship application form). 

 

(3) Gain Faculty/Institute Approval 

 

Submit application through http://english.ucas.ac.cn/. The application will be reviewed by the faculty or institute to decide whether to accept the applicant. If to accept, the faculty/institute should complete the comment page of the admission application form and send the stamped application form along with all other application documents to UCAS International Students Office. 

 

(4) UCAS Makes the Final Review and Prepares Admission Documents 

 

UCAS prepares admission and visa application documents for eligible applicants after final review. The final results of evaluation meetings of scholarship applications would be announced once the expert panel has made decisions. 

 

2.4 Application Time: 

 

Program for 2017 fall semester: December 1, 2016June 30, 2017.

 

Program for 2018 spring semester: September 1, 2017November 30, 2017 

 

3. Visa Application and Registration 

 

UCAS will send Admission Notices, Visa Application Forms and some other documents to the admitted students. 

 

The admitted student should take his personal passport, Admission Notice, Visa Application Form (JW202/JW201), and original Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners as well as other original documents of physical examination to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China, and apply for a student visa (X1/X2 visa). Please do not enter China visa-free or with other types of visas other than X visa. Please keep the original Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW202/ JW201) which are needed for registration and residence permit application.  

 

The admitted student should register at the place indicated in the Admission Notice, and should register on the assigned date. Otherwise, students should apply to UCAS for registration extension. 

 

4. Scholarships 

 

SIAT Scholarship for International Students (7000-9000rmb/month) 

 

The SIAT Scholarship for International Students offers full scholarship for international students to pursue doctoral degrees at UCAS. It provides tuition fee waiver, health insurance, living allowance and on-campus accommodation. 

 

5. Contact Information 

 

1. Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology 

 

Coordinator: Mr. Zhiwei Sun 

 

International Students Office  

 

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology 

 

1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Shenzhen University Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 

 

Email: zw.sun@siat.ac.cn 

 

Tel: +86-755-86392576 

 

Website:http://www.siat.cas.cn/