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Call for 2019 International Master Program in“Belt and Road”Environmental Science and Technology

1.Overview of the Program

Environmental science and technology is on elucidating the interactions between the environment and the human being and the methods to regulate and control these interactions. Multi-discipline scientific and engineering tools are applied to control the pollution sources including physical, chemical, biological and ecological methods. Usually comprehensive treatment and resource reuse are recommended in the research in order to prevent, alleviate and eliminate the contamination. These R&D activities are expected to remediate the polluted environment and keep it in satisfactory quality. 

This program is aimed at providing world class training for young talents from the "Belt and Road" countries. The grantees are expected to be scientists and engineers   with international background and inter disciplinary knowledge in environmental protection science and technology when obtaining the degrees. The duration of scholarships cannot exceed 3 years. Certificates of graduation and degrees will be awarded to those who have met the requirements of graduation and degree conferment.

2.guidelines for applicant

2.1 catalog of discipline、major、institution and supervisors

Table 1

Discipline code

Discipline name

Major code

Major name




Environmental Sciences and Engineering


Environmental Sciences

Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yongguan Zhu,Changzhou Yan,Huaiying Yao,Jun Yang,Sijun Dong,Heqing Shen,Jinsheng Chen,Chao Cai,Lili Wei,Zhuanxi Luo,WeiqiangChen,Tao Lin,Shenghui Cui

Research center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Guibin Jiang,Yonglong Lv,

XuliangZhuang,Minghui Zheng,Chuanyong Jing,Sijin Liu,Guijin Su,Wenibin Liu

Institute of Geographical Science and Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tongbin Chen


Environmental Sciences and Engineering


Environmental Engineering

Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shaohua Chen,Xin Yu,

Yuming Zheng,Minglai Fu,Hongwu Zhang,

Feng Zhao,Jianqiang Su,Changping Yu,

Hongpeng Jia,Yong Xiao,Guangwei Yu,

Qian Sun

Research center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Min Yang,Jiuhui Qu,

Huijuan Liu,Yu Zhang,Zhimin Qiang,

Yuansong Wei,Junxin Liu,Hong He,Aijie Wang,Bin Fan,Ruiping Liu,Dongsheng,Liu,Fubo Luan,Lin Li,Jun Wang,Guibing Zhu,Baoyou Shi,Baoqing Shan,Mei Ma,Xianjia Peng,

Xu Zhao,Jinmiao Zha


Materials Science and Engineering


Material Physics and Chemistry

Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Lixin Wu, Xinqiang Fang, Fan Yang, Yun Zhang,Zhenhai Wen,

Haomiao Zhu, Zhongrong Shen,

Xiaoqi Sun, Peng Gao,

Junhua Luo,

Jian Zhang

2.2 Qualification of Applicants

(1) Non-Chinese citizens;

(2) healthy and willing to abide by the Chinese laws and decrees. Maximum age of 30 years on 31 December 2019;

(3) holding a bachelor’s degree in ① Environmental engineering, mainly including environmental water quality, drinking water safety, water pollution control, air pollution control, solid waste treatment and environmental catalysis.②Environmental science, mainly including environmental chemistry, environment and health, emerging contaminant analysis, environmental biology, soil environment, environmental planning, ③Material physics and chemistry, mainly including environmental functional material, polymer and inorganic membrane filtration material, water treatment reagents, environmental nano-material and environmental friendly material preparation, or related field with satisfactory performance.

(4) Be with excellent academic achievements, keen on scientific research and have good personal characters;;

(5) Get acceptance by a host supervisor and approval by the UCAS faculty/CAS institute that the supervisor is affiliated with;

(6) Be proficient in English or Chinese. Applicants whose native language is not English should provide unexpired TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL scores should be 90 or higher, and IELTS scores should be 6.5 or higher. Applicants are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score only if their:

a) Native language is English, or

b) Major undergraduate courses are conducted in English/Chinese, which should be stated in transcripts, or

c) New HSK Band 5 passed with over 200 scores.

(7)Meet other application requirements for Master’s programs of UCAS. 

2.3 Documents for Application
In order to successfully apply for Fellowship, applicants are requested to follow a few key steps that are indicated below:


You should verify that you are eligible and meet ALL the eligibility criteria specified in the “General conditions for applicants” section of this call (e.g. age, bachelor’s degree, etc).

(2). FIND AN ELIGIBLE HOST SUPERVISOR AFFILIATED WITH UCAS FACULTY OR CAS INSTITUTE THAT AGREES TO ACCEPT YOU. Please find “Table 1” as followed  about supervisors list, if you want to know more information about supervisors, please find “Attachment 1”.

Once you find an eligible professor of your interest, you must contact him/her, send an explanatory e-mail together with your CV, research proposal and any other required documents to him/her, and indicate him/her which Master Fellowships you are willing to apply for.


Applications for both admission and fellowship shall be submitted via the Online Application System for International Students of UCAS (http://adis.ucas.ac.cn) which would be officially launched around Dec. 1, 2018. Please prepare and upload the following materials to the system. Make sure the electronic version of supporting documentation is in the right format as requested for the online application system.

● Your regular passport which has at least 2 years validity (only pages showing personal and validity details are needed); 

● Your recent full-face bust photo with 2-inch;

● Complete CV with a brief introduction of research experience;

● Original copy of Bachelor’s degree certificates; 

Applicants who are still in the process of completing their bachelor’s degree upon the application deadline must provide confirmation of degree conferral from their current institutions, including the expected date of graduation.

● Original copy of their undergraduate study;

● Proof of knowledge of English and/or Chinese;

● Detailed research proposal;

● Photocopies of all the title pages and abstracts of maximum 5 published academic papers (if available). Please do not provide photocopies of unpublished papers;

● TWO reference letters (NOT the host supervisor) familiar with you and your work (signed, dated and on official headed paper with contact phone number and email address)

● Foreigner Physical Examination Form


2.4 Application Deadline

March 15, 2019

Application Process: Applicants who are eligible and meet all the eligibility criteria above may send the application documents to one of the following institutes (one cannot apply more than one institute). The faculty reviews the applicant’s application documents, determines if the applicant’s background is acceptable and then makes final decision according to the availability of supervisors and the institute.

●Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Coordinator: Ms. Tangrong Wang

Tel: 86-592-6190967

Email: trwang@iue.ac.cn

Add: 1799, Jimei Road, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China


●Research center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Coordinator: Ms. Shan Fu

Tel: 86-10-62849161

Email: fushan@rcees.ac.cn

Add: 18, Shuangqing Road, Haidian, Beijing, China


 ●Institute of Geographical Science and Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Coordinator: Mr. Guofu Yuan

Tel: 86-10-64889434

Email: yuangf@igsnrr.ac.cn

Add: 11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, China


 ●Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter

Coordinator: Ms. Jing Zhang  

Tel: 86-591-63173398

Email: zj@fjirsm.ac.cn  

Add: 155, West Yangqiao Road, Fuzhou, China



2.5 Notification of Decision and Visa Application

The admission decisions will be made normally in May to June. The offers of admissions, award letters and other documents will be conveyed afterwards.

Awardees shall take the following documents to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China, and apply for a student visa (X1/X2 visa):

Personal passports as used for application

Admission Notice

Visa Application Form (JW202)

Physical Examination Record for Foreigners

Other original reports from the physical examination

Please keep safe of the original Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW202). They are essential in the application for the Permanent Residence Permit upon registration. Please do not apply for visa waiver or other types of visa.

Additional Information

Awardees must register at the time and place indicated in the Admission Notice. Otherwise, they should apply for extension of their registration.

Awardees must show the original copies of Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript to International Students Office.

The duration of the fellowship is stated explicitly in the Admission Notice.

The fellowship can be retained for no longer than 2 months since the deadline of the registration.

Awardees receive monthly stipend from UCAS since the registration day. Those who register before the 15th of a given month (including 15th) receive a full-month stipend, while those register after the 15th of a given month receive a half-month stipend.

Registered awardees must abide by relevant rules and regulations of the universities, and attend reviews and examinations, such as the qualifying tests on time. Awardees who fail review or examination will be deprived of their fellowship or their fellowship will be suspended.

Any work produced and published by the awardees during the funding period of the fellowship must be credited to the institute/school and the university where the awardees are enrolled. Awardees are also required to acknowledge “Sponsored by CAS the ‘Belt and Road’ Master Fellowship Program and CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)”or “Sponsored by UCAS Scholarship for International Students” in written dedication.

2.6 Professional Courses Offered in English

2.7 Campus Life

Student apartment, two persons share one room (two beds).

2.8 Thesis and Degree Offered

Students are required to conduct an independent research project supervised by a faculty member with an interest in the particular topic of their own research. A written master thesis research proposal and a formal presentation are required in the second term. A mid-exam proposal and a formal presentation are required in the fourth term. Students are required to submit a thesis in English with an executive summary in Chinese and the final oral thesis defense is required.

This program commonly last for 3 years. Students must complete the course of study to meet the credits requirement, publish academic papers and pass thesis defense. Degree offered: Master of Science in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Material Physics and Chemistry.

2.9 Fees and Costs:

(1) RMB 600 or USD, EUR equivalent (Non-refundable);

(2) Tuition:

RMB 30,000/year;

(3) Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance:

RMB 800/year, RMB 400/half year;

(4) Accommodation (shared rooms): RMB 900/month for one student. Pay accommodation fee according to institute’s requirements after students back to institute.

(5) Outpatient service fee is paid according to the insurance scheme from insurance company.

Board expenses, travel expenses and other costs of experiments, meetings or trainings beyond the program curriculum is at the student’s own expense.

3 Scholarships to apply

The applicants may apply for Chinese Government Scholarship, or UCAS Scholarship or The Belt and Road Scholarship for International Students.

● UCAS Scholarship for International Students

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

Please refer to the UCAS website (http://english.ucas.ac.cn/) for more information.

● “The Belt and Road” Master Fellowship Programme

 “The Belt and Road” Master Fellowship Programmeis launched in connection with the International Outreach Initiative of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Coverage:1.Tuition fee exemption by UCAS;2.Monthly stipend to cover accommodation, local transportation expenses, health insurance, and other basic living expenses. 

4 Very Important Note

(1) Applicants CANNOT take up other assignments during application and during the period of his/her fellowship.

(2) Applicants must make sure that all the information filled and documents uploaded in the online system are authentic and effective, otherwise they should undertake all the relevant consequences.

(3) The applicant cannot apply to more than one institute/college and supervisor;

(4) Please choose the discipline and research field cautiously and submit your application after careful discussion with the expected supervisor. Once admitted, UCAS will not accept any application for the change of discipline or supervisor due to the previous lack of consideration;

(5) All the above supporting documentation should be in English or Chinese, otherwise notarial translations in English or Chinese are required;

(6) Lacking of application documents or unsatisfactory documents will not be accepted and none of the documents will be returned;

(7)Please be noticed the deadlines for scholarship programs and admission application are different. The former is usually earlier than the later one;

(8) One can apply for more than one scholarship programs but once awarded by one of the programs, he/she will lose the qualification for other programs in turn according to the evaluation time;

(9) Chinese Government Scholarship and The Belt and Road Scholarship  does not require application fee; UCAS Scholarship for International Students Programs requires application fee. Application fee is non-refundable;

(10) Please DO NOT send any of your supporting documentation directly to the International Students Office of UCAS;

(11) Once admitted, students must register on the assigned date on the admission notice. Otherwise, students should apply to UCAS for early or late registration.

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