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    CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme UCAS Office (UCAS)

    Ms. Xie Yuchen
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
    80 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100190, China
    Tel: +86 10 82674900
    Fax: +86 10 82672900

    CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme USTC Office (USTC)

    Ms. Tian lin (Linda Tian)
    University of Science and Technology of China
    96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui, 230026 China
    Tel: +86 551 63600279
    Fax: +86 551 63632579

    TWAS Fellowships Office

    the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
    ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11, 34151, Trieste, Italy
    Tel: +39 040 2240314
    Fax: +39 040 2240689

    Instructions for Applicants

    Welcome to the online application system for CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme.

    It is VERY IMPORTANT to read this Instruction and “Call for Applications” carefully before using the online application system.



    The application of 2018 starts on 8 November, 2018 and ends by 31 March, 2019.



    How to Apply?

    1. What needs to be done by you, your supervisor and your referees?

    a. Before beginning an application, YOU are required to read the "Call for Applications" and this Instruction carefully. You should find a supervisor in your interested research field and contact him/her. You should show the supervisor evidence of your academic ability and research expertise, e.g. CV, research proposal, degrees, transcripts etc. to convince your supervisor of your academic competence. Then YOU are required to complete your fellowship application online (submit the application form and upload supporting documentations onto the system) and finish your admission application via the online system of UCAS/USTC. You are also responsible for contacting your supervisor and referees to ensure that they have done their work to help complete your application.

    b. SUPERVISORS shall

    1) Check the academic background of the applicant, including reviewing his/her relevant documents and conducting tele-interviews;

    2) Complete and sign the Supervisor's Comment Page and send it to UCAS/USTC.

    c. REFEREES shall upload the scanned copies of their reference letters online and send the original hard copies to the Sub-Office in UCAS/USTC directly.


    2. Before filing your fellowship online application

    Download the Foreigner Physical Examination Form   foreigner physical examination form.pdf, complete and scan it for subsequent upload.

    You need to provide authentic medical information about your health.


    3. File your fellowship online application

    The online application includes the application form and supporting documentations. please submit the application form as early as possible so as to leave enough time for your supervisor and referees to provide their comments and references.

    a. Create your online application ID with a valid email account and input a password of your own. You will receive a confirmation email with a link and a reference number. Click the link to activate your ID. The reference number should be indicated at enquiries concerning your application AT ALL TIMES .

    b. The online application can be accessed and edited as many times as you would like before 31, March of the application year. Be sure to save your application by clicking "Save Your Application" at the bottom left-hand corner of the webpage each time before signing out.

    c. You can view your information in a PDF document by clicking "View Your Application" at the bottom right-hand corner of the webpage. Some of your info does not appear in the PDF document but is stored in our database.

    d. Submit your application form by clicking "Submit and Download" upon completion. Note that once submitted, your information CANNOT be changed. The system will generate the "Application Form for CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship Programme" based on the information you provided, you can save the form for further reference.

    e. Upload and submit your supporting documentation. The Supporting Documentation shall be uploaded after submitting your application form. Be sure to submit all the required documents after uploading them by clicking "Submit Supporting Documentation" at the end of the section. The absence of any of them will disqualify your application. Please make sure your documents meet the requirements for upload.

    4. Finish your admission online application to UCAS/USTC

    For admission application to UCAS, you MUST also submit your information and required documents via UCAS online system following its instructions.

    For admission application to USTC, you MUST also submit your information and required documents via USTC online system following its instruction.


    5. Remind your supervisor and referees to send the require documents before deadline

    For UCAS applicants, please ask your supervisor to send the hard copy of Supervisor’s Comment Page to the institute/college he/she affiliated with. For USTC applicants, please ask your supervisor to email the scanned copy to presidentfellow@ustc.edu.cn or send the hard copy to the Office of International Cooperation (229, Old Library).

    Meanwhile, remind your referees to send the original hard copies of the reference letters to the fellowship Sub-Office in UCAS/USTC directly.


    6. Track your application
    Click "Track Your Application" in the Quick Links to check your application status.

    To read a flow chart for the application process, please refer to http://www.fellowship.cas.cn/dms/Process/1985.jhtml


    NOTE: If your application gets returned …

    Should your application get returned for further improvement, during which you change the email address of your referees, a new message would be sent to them to require the reference letters.

    Otherwise, if the email addresses of your referees remain unchanged, despite major changes you have made in your application form, no message will be prompted to them during your process of improvement.

    You should contact your supervisor directly about the changes you have made in your application.


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