A cooperation agreement on the joint training and education of PhD students has existed between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) since 2007. Under this CAS-DAAD joint programme up and coming young Chinese scientists from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and CAS research institutes are provided with the opportunity of a research stay of 12 to 22 months in Germany. The programme is only for candidates aiming to gain a doctorate in China. Research stays at Max-Planck or Fraunhofer institutes are not eligible for funding.
Who can apply?
Up and coming young Chinese scientists from a CAS institute or the UCAS who wish to carry out part of their doctoral research in Germany.
What can be funded?
A research stay at a German institution of higher education or research institution, with the exception of Max-Planck or Fraunhofer institutes
Duration of the funding
12 – 22 months
- A monthly scholarship payment of 1,350 euro from UCAS in the first year, 1,200 euro from DAAD in the second year
- Health, accident and personal liability insurance
- A lump sum travel allowance
In March of the subsequent year candidates will be invited for an interview in Beijing with a selection committee consisting of experts from the CAS and the DAAD.