UCAS has started to admit international students since 2004. Currently there are 1063 international students from 82 countries and regions around the world, among which 749 are doctoral students, ranking first in China.
Based on the high-level research advantages and high-level human resources of CAS, UCAS is a "big university" that has four campuses in Beijing, five education centers outside Beijing and more than 110 CAS institutes throughout China. At various CAS institutes, there are 5 National Laboratories, 82 State Key Laboratories, 196 CAS Key Laboratories, 42 National Engineering Research Centers (Laboratories) and numerous national frontier scientific research projects, providing a solid and formidable scientific practice platform for student's education.
UCAS has a highly qualified faculty team consisting of teachers and supervisors from UCAS faculties and CAS institutes and a first-class scientific research environment for students to fulfill scientific research. At present, UCAS has 14469 academic supervisors, including 295 CAS members and 6995 doctoral supervisors. It has a prominent teaching and research environment in mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth science and biology in natural science as well as mechanics, materials, energy, electron and communication, automatic control and computers in engineering. For now, UCAS offers 146 doctoral programs, 170 master programs delivered in Chinese and 2 master programs delivered in English for international students.
Applicants of UCAS can apply for Chinese Government Scholarship, CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship Programme, Beijing Government Scholarship and UCAS Scholarship for International Students, etc. In 2015, 80% of the students who are pursing degrees at UCAS were funded by the above mentioned scholarships and other financial support from international organizations, foreign government and local universities.
UCAS implements a centralized accommodation management and logistic support system towards international students. It provides on-campus accommodation to the international students admitted by CAS institutes in Beijing, UCAS faculties and the ones admitted by CAS institutes from other areas who are attending centralized training courses in Beijing. Currently, the centralized training courses are offered in UCAS Zhongguancun campus. This campus is next to over 10 CAS institutes like Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Institute of Physics and more than 10 higher education institutions as Tsinghua University, Peking University, etc. It is also equipped by advanced teaching equipments and logistic support system. All these create a good learning and living environment for international students.
UCAS warmly welcome excellent young students from all over the world!