Chinese Scholarship Opportunities for International Students in Agriculture Sciences

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The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) is a national organization for scientific research, technology transfer and education in agriculture. It is always striving to provide solutions to a broad range of challenges in sustaining agricultural development through innovative research and technology transfer. For detailed information about CAAS, please visit the CAAS website at

The Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GSCAAS) is a higher education institution mainly focusing on graduate education (Agency No. 82101). As the education arm of CAAS, GSCAAS has been ranked among China’s first-class graduate schools, with an overall competitive edge in the disciplines of agriculture. It offers Master’s and Doctoral programs to international students through 34 institutes of CAAS. The study duration is usually 3 years for both Master’s and Doctoral programs. Certificates of graduation and degrees are awarded to those who have met the requirements of graduation and degree conferral. The instruction language of the graduate programs is mostly English or bilingual (Chinese-English).

In 2007, GSCAAS received the qualification of Chinese Government Scholarship Granting Institution from the Ministry of Education of China. GSCAAS now offers international students various scholarship opportunities, including the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS), the Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS), the GSCAAS Scholarship (GSCAASS) and the GSCAAS-OWSD Fellowship ( In 2019, GSCAAS officially passed the National Accreditation on Universities Hosting International Students. It has also launched two joint PhD programs in collaboration with the University of Liege in Belgium, and Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. At present, there are 486 international students (from 59 different countries across 5 continents) at GSCAAS, 86.8% of whom are Ph.D. students. GSCAAS is further developing its international education program and welcomes all academically outstanding students worldwide to apply to pursue their higher education with this institution.

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