Atomic Energy Scholarship Program of China

The Atomic Energy Scholarship (AES) Program of China (Phase 1) is a collaborative initiative between the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MOE). This program aims to nurture outstanding young professionals committed to advancing the peaceful applications of nuclear energy, particularly from developing nations.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Brief Description:

  • University/Organization: University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
  • Course Level: Master’s and Doctoral degrees
  • Award: Tuition fees, accommodation, stipend, medical coverage
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Citizens of countries other than the People’s Republic of China
  • Location: China

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of countries other than the People’s Republic of China
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by USTC
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Holders of Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in relevant fields such as nuclear engineering, energy, physics, etc.
    • Proficiency in English with a valid language proficiency certificate
    • Age limit: Under 35 for Master’s applicants, under 40 for Doctoral applicants
    • Priority consideration for applicants with work experience in nuclear or related fields.

How to Apply: Interested applicants must follow these steps:

  1. Submit the application through the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System, selecting “Type B” scholarship and indicating USTC as the preference institute.
  2. Send required materials to [email protected] before April 30, 2024 (GMT+8, Beijing Time).


  • Scholarship recipients will receive coverage for tuition fees, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical support.
  • Duration: 2-3 years for Master’s degree and 3-4 years for Doctoral degree.
  • The selection process involves assessment by the university applied for, followed by evaluation from CAEA, MOE, and the China Scholarship Council. Successful applicants will be notified by email before July 31st of the admission year.

The AES Program offers a unique opportunity for promising individuals to contribute to the advancements in nuclear energy while pursuing their academic goals at USTC. Don’t miss this chance to be part of this prestigious scholarship program in China. Apply now and embark on a rewarding academic journey.

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