The 2023 Winter School on Frontier and Interdisciplinary Sciences for International Students at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (the Winter School) is an international education and innovative training program jointly funded by the International College of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IC-UCAS), the Chinese Academy of Sciences - the Alliance of National and International Science Organizations for the Belt and Road Regions (CAS-ANSO), and the UNESCO Category 2 Center - International Centre for Theoretical Physics Asia-Pacific (ICTP-AP). The Winter School is open to both Chinese and international students of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. It emphasizes targeted and interdisciplinary approaches in specific professional directions, as well as the fusion of scientific research and education at a deep level. The University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is actively promoting a high-quality education model characterized by the fusion of scientific research and teaching, working together with CAS institutes and other schools and departments to build itself into a world-class university. The International College serves as the main base for the international education and training of students at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Its goal is to leverage the scientific and educational resources of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, accelerate the internationalization of both the UCAS and CAS, create a diverse international academic atmosphere, and promote the development of education for international students in China. The International College, with its educational philosophy based on being “international, open, comprehensive, and forward-looking”, strives to establish itself as a distinctive, integrated, and internationally renowned institution in line with the principle of “co-ownership, co-governance, shared benefits, and mutual development.”

The Winter School will be jointly organized by the Kunming Institute of Botany, the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, and the Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is scheduled to take place in Yunnan from January 14th to January 20th, 2024. This Winter School aims to bring together high-level teaching staff from relevant CAS institutes to teach students the cutting-edge research hotspots and theoretical approaches in disciplines such as botany, zoology, ecology, microbiology, environmental science, biochemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, bioinformatics, genetics, and cell biology. Meanwhile, a national condition education workshop for international education management staff from UCAS educational units (CAS institutes, schools and departments) will be conducted during the Winter School. Detailed information on enrollment matters for the Winter School is provided below:

I. Eligibility Criteria

Outstanding senior international students currently studying at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and outstanding senior Chinese students from CAS institutes in Yunnan are eligible to apply.

II. Application Procedure

Application Period: Registration is open from now until December 31, 2023.

1.    Log in to the website to register.

2.    Complete the attached 2023 Winter School Application Form for International Students.

3.    Print the application form and obtain the signature and approval of your supervisor.

4.    Submit the signed form to the department responsible for student education in your educational unit (CAS institutes, schools or departments) for approval.

The education department of the educational units will inform the International College by email of the approved students’ names and student IDs by the end of January 4th. In addition, education management personnels in charge are requested to submit the personal information of the teachers for unified arrangements by the working group.

III. Enrollment Quota

60 individuals

IV. Admission and Funding

The departments responsible for student education in each educational unit (CAS institutes, schools and departments) will conduct preliminary screening and review of applicants, and decide whether to admit and provide funding to the enrolled students.(Note: Taking into consideration the specific circumstances of the organizer and the quota restrictions of the Winter School, the research institute or department and the International College will confirm the quota together before informing the students of the admission) The funding includes: the organizer of the Winter School will cover all formal students’ miscellaneous fees and provide teaching materials; each educational unit (CAS institutes, schools and departments) will fund accommodation during registration and classes (from the evening of January 14th to 2:00 pm on January 20th) and reimburse round-trip travel expenses from the home city to the Winter School location and inter-city transportation expenses during the winter school period (transportation method determined by each educational unit).

V. Registration Requirements

Registration Time: January 14th, 2024, 14:00-20:00

Registration Venue: Silk Tree Hotel, 7th Building, Yinhe North Courtyard, Xiaokang Avenue, Panlong District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province

Team Leader: It is determined by each educational unit. (it is recommended to appoint outstanding education management personnel to accompany the team and participate in the national condition education workshop).



Ⅵ. Contacts 

International College, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences




Graduate Office, Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences  



Graduate Office, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences



Graduate Office, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Postcode: 666303


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