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Fully Funded USTC Scholarships Are Open To Apply For The Academic Year 2025

Are you interested in studying in China? We're happy to inform you that the USTC Fellowship in China for the year 2024–2025 is a fantastic opportunity for students.  In an effort to draw in and assist foreign students, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) offers the fellowship for undergraduate, master's, and doctorate programs. 

The USTC scholarship in China 2024 is open to students worldwide and is designed to attract people who demonstrate academic achievement. Thus, it is strongly advised that students who want to study for free in China submit an application to the Chinese Government Scholarship program. On the other hand, USTC is an organization that participates in the Chinese Government Scholarship program. Therefore, overseas students can apply for this award through the USTC Fellowship in order to obtain complete financial support for their studies. 

Quick Facts About USTC Fellowship 

Country: China

Financial coverage: Fully Funded

Deadline to apply for the USTC Fellowship 2025: The deadline to apply for the USTC Fellowship for the undergraduate program is 31 March 2024.

The USTC Fellowship application last date for master's and doctorate program is February 15, 2024.

Facts and Benefits of the USTC Fellowship 2025

  • The USTC fellowships have two levels for undergraduate and Master’s program, Level A and Level B, each offering different benefits and financial support. And USTC Fellowship for doctoral programs has three levels A, B and C level.  

    •  A and B Level subsidy is funded by the Ministry of Education (Chinese Government Scholarship) or USTC, that includes tuition waiver, Comprehensive Medical Insurance, monthly stipend and accommodation.

    • C level Subsidy includes Teaching assistant or Research assistance (For Doctorate level program). 

  • Scholarship recipients will not have to pay tuition fees, which will significantly lessen the financial burden of their academic endeavors.

  • Students can benefit from either by availing free university dormitory accommodation or receiving an accommodation subsidy to assist with their housing expenses. As a result, this option gives students freedom in choosing their living situation.

  • Additionally, fellows are provided with full medical insurance coverage, guaranteeing that their medical and healthcare needs are met during their stay in China.

  • A monthly stipend is also provided by the fellowship in China to their students, the amount varies according to the student's academic standing.

    • Students pursuing an undergraduate degree are paid 2,500 RMB per month in stipend.

    • A stipend of 3,000 RMB is awarded each month to master's degree candidates.

    • In a similar vein, students pursuing doctorate level degree will receive a monthly stipend of 3,500 – 7,000 RMB, depending on their chosen level.

Application Process to Apply for USTC Fellowship 2025

To apply for USTC fellowship follow the application process given below  

  • Visit the universities official website and click on the “apply now” button, which will get from the link 

  • All application submissions and procedures must be done online.

  • Start with registering an account within the online application system. Fill out all the fields with your details and attach the appropriate files.

  • After submitting your application, keep an eye on the email address you used to log into the application system to receive updates on any new documents required to complete the application process and instructions for the online interview.

  • Securing a host supervisor at the time of the online application is not required. All of your materials and documents will be sent to the appropriate departments of the respective educational institutions for review after the online application is completed.

  • Additionally, fill out the online application form to apply for the USTC scholarship for international students.

USTC Fellowship Program Eligibility Criteria 

To apply for China's University of Science and technology college (USTC) fellowship program you must meet the eligibility criteria given below. The requirements for admission as an international student at USTC must be met by all applicants.

  • Applicants must be foreign nationals/non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport and good physical and mental health. 

  • For bachelor’s programs, all candidates must have a high school/ intermediate certification.

  • To apply for master’s program applicants must have a bachelor’s degree equivalent to the Chinese educational standard. .

  • Similarly, for the PhD or doctoral program applicants must hold a master’s degree that meets the Chinese equivalency criteria.

  • In addition to applying for programs in the Chinese language, applicants must have achieved a minimum of HSK Level 4 or higher. Meanwhile, for programs taught in English, applicants must provide proof of their English language competence.

  • Those candidates who anticipate completing their degrees should provide a Pre-graduation Certificate as an assurance of their intent to finish their studies and earn their degree by July 2024.

  • Applicants who are applying for bachelor’s programs should be under the age of 30, while applicants for master’s programs should be under the age of 40 as of 1 September 2024.

  • However, Candidates applying for doctoral programs should not be more than 45 years of age by the same date.

USTC Fellowships 2025 Required Documents

The required documents which you need to submit to apply for USTC China fellowship program are mentioned below 

  • A copy of a valid Passport (valid for at least one year)

  • Candidates updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • A detailed study or research proposal (with minimum 800 words) for Masters and Doctorate program. 

  • Two recommendation letters from professors (with contact information)

  • The form for the foreigner physical examination which is accessible on the official website.

  • Documentation and proof of Language Proficiency such as (TOEFL, HSK, or IELTS) or equivalent for programs taught in Chinese or English

  • Copies of academic transcripts and results for both bachelor's and master's degrees that have been notarized (if applicable).

  • Candidates who are under 18 by Sept. 1st, 2024 , must submit a Guardian Statement . For the duration of the applicant's studies at USTC, the guardian must reside in China.

  • Regardless of the result of the application, the application materials will not be returned. 

Candidates can submit simultaneous applications for one level or two levels. The comprehensive elevation of the applicant will determine the fellowship level that USTC will award. A single scholarship can only be awarded to each candidate.

Deadline To Apply For USTC Scholarships 2025

The last date to apply for

  • USTC undergraduate scholarships is 31st March 2024

  • For Postgraduate (masters and PhD) is 15th February 2024

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