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Instructions for Applicants

Welcome to the online application system for ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents.

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

The application of 2020 starts on 15 November, 2019 and ends by 31 March, 2020.


How to Apply?

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


Before beginning an application, YOU are required to read the "Call for Applications" and this Instruction carefully. You should find a supervisor of 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 him/her of your academic competence. Then YOU are required to complete your scholarship application         online and finish your admission application via the online system of USTC/UCAS. You are also responsible for contacting your supervisor and referees to     ensure that they have done their work to help complete your application.



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 letters of reference online.


2. Before filing your scholarship online application

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

You should provide authentic medical information about your health.


3. File your scholarship online application

Please submit the application form as early as possible to leave enough time for your supervisor and referees to provide their comments and letters of reference.

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. Click the link to activate your ID.

b. The online application can be accessed and edited as many times as you want 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 information may 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 ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents" based on the information you provided, you can save the form for further reference.

4. Finish your admission online application to USTC/UCAS

A link to the online admission system of USTC/UCAS as well as a reference number will appear after submitting the scholarship application. Visit the link and submit your information and required documents following the instructions of the online admission system of USTC/UCAS to finish your admission application.

The reference number is VERY IMPORTANT for the following application procedure, please remember it well.


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

For USTC applicants, please ask your supervisor to email the scanned copy to anso@ustc.edu.cn.

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.


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.scholarship.cas.cn/dms/Process/1985.jhtml



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