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Call for 2020 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 


2.2 Qualification of Applicants
(1) Non-Chinese citizens;
(2) healthy and willing to abide by the Chinese laws and decrees.be born after 1 January 1990 (inclusive);
(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. Application Time
Please submit online application during December 1st, 2019–May 31st, 2020. For those who apply to UCAS for scholarship, please submit the above admission application documents along with scholarship application form before March 31st, 2020, the scholarship application deadline.
2.4. Application Guideline
(1) CHECK ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You should verify that you meet ALL the requirements specified in the “General conditions for applicants” section of this call.
(2) FIND AN ELIGIBLE HOST SUPERVISOR AFFILIATED WITH UCAS FACULTY OR CAS INSTITUTE THAT AGREES TO ACCEPT YOU
See here for a list of eligible supervisors affiliated with UCAS faculties/CAS institute(http://english.ucas.ac.cn/index.php/admission/international-students/application-for-admission).
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 that you wish to apply for the Master Program of UCAS.
(3) SUBMIT YOUR ADMISSION APPLICATION VIA THE ONLINE SYSTEM
Applications 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. 15, 2019. 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.
● Personal information page of ordinary passport
The passport shall have at least 2 years validity. According to Article 3 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, any individual who was a Chinese national and then acquired a foreign nationality shall provide a Certificate of Cancellation of Chinese Household registration.
● Recent full-face bust photo with 2-inch
It is best to upload the photo used for passport.
● Complete CV with a brief introduction of research experience
● Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Attachment 2)
● Bachelor’s degree certificate
Applicants having just completed or about to complete their Bachelor’s degree should provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating their expected graduation date. They are required to submit Bachelor’s degree certificates to the International Students Office of UCAS via their host institute before they enroll in UCAS.
● Undergraduate study transcripts

● Proof of knowledge of English and/or Chinese

● Detailed research proposal

● Title pages and abstracts of published papers (if have)

If you have more than 5 papers, please upload no more than 5 of representative papers. Please DO NOT upload any unpublished paper.

● TWO reference letters

The referees shall be familiar with you and your work, NOT to be your host supervisor. The letters should be signed, dated on official headed paper with contact phone number and email address of the referees.

● Certificate of financial support (or complete the scholarship application procedure to UCAS)

For those who a. have already got financial support, please attach the certificate of financial support; b. are applying to study by self-support, please attach the affidavit of support from guarantors and a bank statement; c. are applying for scholarship program(s) to UCAS, please complete the scholarship application procedure(s).

● Bank Receipt of Application Processing Fee

(4) REMIND YOUR SUPERVISOR TO COMPLETE THE RELATED PROCEDURES IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

After reviewing your online application from the step of UCAS faculties/CAS institutes, the online system will automatically send an email to the supervisor to explain how to log in the system and what to do in the system.

Please note:

All uploaded documents should be in Chinese or in English; otherwise notarial translations in Chinese or English are required. Once translated, the original documents and their notarial translations are required to submit together to the application system. Please use a scanner to prepare all the required documents in colour. Images captured by mobile phone or camera are not acceptable. Copies are also not acceptable.

The university has the right to request applicants to provide the original or notarial hardcopies of their application documents for further qualification checks if the uploaded documents are insufficient. Applicants shall guarantee all the information and application documents submitted in this application are authentic and accurate, otherwise they will be disqualified from admission.

Application with incomplete documents, lack of some required documents or wrong personal information will not be processed.

The applicant cannot apply to more than one institute/school and supervisor.

Please choose major, host supervisor and host institute cautiously before submission. After enrolment at UCAS, applications for the change of these items are seldom considered.

Please DO NOT send any hardcopy of application materials directly to the International Students Office of UCAS. None of the application documents will be returned.

The Chinese Government Scholarship, ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents and UCAS Scholarship for International Students do not request for application processing fee.

Processing fee is non-refundable in any case.

Please prepare your application carefully. After submission, none will be returned to you for modifications.

2.5. Evaluation and Admission

UCAS enrolls international students based on evaluation of application documents together with a further matriculation examination. The admission committee of the applicable UCAS schools/CAS institutes will review the application documents and select applicants for further examination.

The examination will take the form of one of the following methods: ①Interview Exemption; ②Personal Interview; ③Interview plus written test. If an interview is required for admission, relative UCAS schools/CAS institutes will contact the applicant directly to set up an interview appointment and provide information about the interview process.

Admission is determined at UCAS school/CAS institute level with oversight by UCAS according to the result of the document review, the interview, and other factors. Admission Notices, Visa Application Forms and some other documents will be sent to the admitted students after the final admission result is released. Prior to this, applicants may check their admission status via the Online Application System for International Students of UCAS ( (http://adis.ucas.ac.cn))

2.6. Visa Application and Registration

The admitted student should take his personal passport that is used for admission application, 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, they should get the university approval in advance.

2.7. Fees and Scholarship

2.7.1 Application Fee, Tuition, and Other Costs:

(1) Application processing fee: RMB 600 (Non-refundable);

(2) Tuition: RMB30,000;.

(3) Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance premium:

RMB 800/year, RMB 400/half year;

(4) Accommodation (shared rooms) fee: RMB 900/month for one student;

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

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

Please note:

Currencies other than RMB, USD and EUR are unacceptable.

UCAS bank account information:

Beneficiary: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Account number: 11001059200053002790

Bank: Construction Bank of China

Beijing Municipal Dongfangguangchang Branch

SWIFTCODE:PCBCCNBJBJX

Please specify the purpose of the remittance and the student’s name, nationality and passport number.

Due to the limitation of dormitory capacity, those who fail to make reservation need to find the accommodation off campus by themselves.

2.7.2 Scholarship

● Chinese Government Scholarship

The Chinese Government Scholarship sponsor international students to study at Chinese universities. The scholarship offers fee waivers of admission application and tuition, health insurance, on-campus accommodation, etc. Please refer to the website of the China Scholarship Council (http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/) for detailed introduction, qualifications of applicants and application procedure.

UCAS is one of the Chinese Government Scholarship universities. Eligible applicants may apply to the China Scholarship Council with recommendation from related national official departments and Embassies or Consulates of the People's Republic of China. The scholarship application usually starts in November and ends in the following April, but please be noted of deadline variations for different countries. The International Students Office of UCAS will offer pre-admission notice if needed.

Applicants may submit application via UCAS (see http://english.ucas.ac.cn/ for detailed information and application procedure). But this is only for a small number of excellent international students who are not currently studying in China.

● ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents

 

The program offers full scholarship for international students from all over the world to pursue graduate education at UCAS. It provides tuition and application processing fee waivers and living allowance, health insurance and international travel subsidy. Please refer to the UCAS website at http://english.ucas.ac.cn/ for detailed information and application procedure.

● UCAS Scholarship for International Students

The program offers full scholarship for international students to pursue graduate education at UCAS. It provides tuition fee waiver, health insurance and living allowance. Please refer to the UCAS website at http://english.ucas.ac.cn/ for detailed information and application procedure.

2.8. Contact Information

● 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

http://www.iue.cas.cn

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

http://www.rcees.cas.cn

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

http://www.igsnrr.cas.cn

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

http://www.fjirsm.ac.cn

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.

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 ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents”or “Sponsored by UCAS Scholarship for International Students” in written dedication.

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