ANSO Scholarship China 2023/24 | Fully Funded

The 2023–2024 ANSO Scholarship China Call is currently open. The Chinese Prestigious Fully Funded Scholarship Program is known as ANSO. It will also include airline tickets. A Masters and PhD scholarship offered in China is called the ANSO Scholarship. Two Chinese universities will receive this scholarship. 1) Chinese Academy of Sciences University. 2) Chinese University of Science and Technology Additionally, the ANSO will grant 300 Ph.D. scholarships and 200 Master’s scholarships in 2023. Therefore, there will be 500 ANSO Scholarships awarded in total in 2023. A good number with more opportunities. Students from other countries have started flying home to China. IELTS is not required to apply for the ANSO Scholarship.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy are now helping students with Chinese study visas. Applications for the ANSO Chinese Scholarships are accepted from people all over the world. The Scholarship is open to students in all academic fields and majors. The ANSO Master Scholarship has a maximum duration of 36 months for master’s programmes and 48 months for doctoral programmes. The requirements, application link, and complete information for the ANSO Scholarship for 2023 are provided below.

Details About ANSO Scholarship China 2023/24

  • Country: China
  • No. of Scholarships: 500 (200 Masters, 300 PhD)
  • Universities: UCAS, USTC
  • Duration: 36 Months and 48 Months
  • Deadline: 15th February 2023

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Financial Coverage

The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents is a Fully Funded Scholarship in China for International Students. It will cover all the Expenses such as:

  • Full Tuition Waiver
  • Health Insurance
  • Application Fee Waiver
  • Visa Fee
  • Travel Subsidy from their Home Countries to China (One Trip Per Person)

Available Programs Offered by ANSO

USTC and UCAS or CAS have a wide range of discipline programs for Masters and Ph.D. Degrees. The lists of offered Programs are given below for both universities.

USTC: There are 20 faculties, 31 departments, graduate schools, Suzhou Institute, Shanghai Institute, Beijing Institute, Institute of Advanced Technology, and the First Affiliated Hospital of USTC. USTC is responsible for the enrollment and management of the master’s and doctoral candidates of the ANSO Scholarship Program admitted by USTC. 

UCAS: UCAS has over 50,000 ongoing students, and more than half of them are doctoral students. UCAS ranked No. 1 in China and No. 39 worldwide. UCAS is responsible for the enrollment and management of the masters and doctoral candidates of the ANSO Scholarship Program admitted by UCAS.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants should NOT hold Chinese citizenship.
  • Eligible applicants should be proficient in English or Chinese
  • For Master’s program applicants: you should be born after 1st January 1993 (inclusive)
  • For PhD program applicants: you should be born after 1st January 1988 (inclusive)
  • Please Note: You are NOT allowed to apply for the ANSO Scholarship in both USTC and UCAS simultaneously, otherwise you will be disqualified from admission.


The last date to apply for the ANSO Scholarship China 2023/24 is 15th February 2023. Late applicants will not be accepted in any case.

How to Apply for the ANSO Scholarship (Application Process)

The application process is online. Please follow the Procedure below.

1) Application Materials: For USTC applicants, please refer to the Application Guideline for Graduate Applicants to USTC (here)

For UCAS applicants, please refer to the Call for 2022 Doctoral Programs for International Students and the Call for 2022 Master’s Programs for International Students (here)

2) Application Portal: File and submit your application in the USTC/UCAS admission system as requested before the deadline.

  • When applying:
    • Firstly choose “the ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents” in your application.
    • Secondly, if you want to be considered a potential candidate for the ANSO-CAS-TWAS/UNESCO PhD Scholarship, check the box as instructed in the application system.
    • To USTC admission system portal: here
    • To UCAS admission system portal: here


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