Talented Young Scientist Program (TYSP) is an international mobility scheme funded by the Chinese government aimed at cultivating future leading scientists
together with other countries.
TYSP promotes cross-border exchanges of excellent young scientists, scholars and researchers. TYSP also enhances cooperation among research institutes, universities
TYSP offers sponsorship for talented young scientist from other countries to work in China on full time basis for 6 or12 months together
with China’s team.
II. Cooperation Partners
2.1 Chinese partners
1. Competent Authority: Department of International Cooperation, MOST
2. Executive Agency: China Science and Technology Exchange Center
3. Host Institute: A
legal entity such as a research institute, a university or an enterprise that has been lawfully set up in China.
2.2 Foreign partners
1. Foreign Experts Recommend Departments: The competent authority of science and technology or the designated science and technology division of the Chinese
embassy or consulate in the country where the applicant is based.
2. Foreign Institute: The organization that the applicant serves in his home country.
3. Foreign Applicant: People who apply for TYSP
3.1 Stage I: Post Information on vacancies
Financial support: Pretax-RMB ￥ 12,500/month, for 6 or 12 months
Job opportunities: work with
high-level research team in the world and fulfill research tasks
Certification of TYSP: Proof of high-level research experience
Eligibility of Position
Scientific research or policy study positions
Qualifications for Host Institutes
Legal entities in China: university, research institute or enterprise
Sound working conditions
Assisting the international expert in processing his/her necessary documents such as Entry Visa, Foreign Expert Certificate and Residence Permit for Foreigners
Providing financial support before sponsorship is allocated
3.2 Stage II: Apply for the Position
Reviewed every Jan., Apr., Jul. and Oct.
Eligibility of Applicants
Full-time job on scientific research or policy study in home country
With over five years of research experience or with a doctoral degree
Under or at the age of 45
Fluency in English or Chinese mandarin
Willing to work in China on a full-time basis
Comply with laws, regulations and other related rules in China.
3.3 Stage III: Work in China
Processing necessary documents such as Entry Visa, Foreign Expert Certificate and Residence Permit for Foreigners.
Working with high-level research team in the world and fulfill research tasks.
3.4 Beyond TYSP
1. TYSP Certification
When the program is finished, MOST will confer upon the participant the TYSP Certificate based on his/her performance evaluation.
2. Project Tracking
The executive agency will continue to follow up on the project management, encourage foreign experts and their host institutes to keep cooperation, and apply
for bilateral intergovernmental joint research projects.