Tailored opportunity: 18 PhD positions in the area of tree biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) research within the International Research Training Group TreeDì (Germany/China)


The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) accepts international students through over 20 UCAS faculties and over 100 institutes of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). See here for detailed information about UCAS faculties and CAS institutes.

Doctoral programs commonly last for 3 years. Certificates of graduation and degrees will be awarded to those who have met the requirements of graduation and degree conferment.


(1)Non-Chinese citizens;

(2) Being healthy and willing to abide by Chinese laws and decrees;

(3) Holding a Master’s degree or its equivalent;

(4) English proficiency is required.


● Program for 2018 fall semester: December 1, 2017–May 31, 2018. For those who apply to UCAS for scholarship, please submit the above admission application documents along with scholarship application form before March 31st, 2018, the scholarship application deadline.

● Program for 2019 spring semester: September 1, 2018–November 30, 2018


Applicants can apply for up to three positions, with tailored motivation letter for each position. Please note that Chinese applicants will still need to follow the normal student recruit procedure as instructed on the following website: http://admission.ucas.ac.cn. International applicants will need to follow the procedure on the following website: http://english.ucas.ac.cn/index.php/admission/international-students/phd-programs

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