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About TYSP

I. Introduction

Talented Young Scientist Program (TYSP) is an international mobility scheme funded by the Chinese government aimed at cultivating future leading scientists together with other developing countries.

TYSP promotes cross-border exchanges of excellent young scientists, scholars and researchers. TYSP also enhances cooperation among research institutes, universities and enterprises.

TYSP offers sponsorship for talented young scientist from developing 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

III. Procedures

3.1 Stage I: Post Information on vacancies


  1. Financial support: Pretax-RMB ? 12,500/month, for 6 or 12 months

  2. Job opportunities: work with high-level research team in the world and fulfill research tasks

  3. Certification of TYSP: Proof of high-level research experience

Eligibility of Position

  1. Non-confidential position

  2. Non-degree education

  3. Scientific research or policy study positions

  4. Cross-culture and multi-national teams


Qualifications for Host Institutes

  1. Legal entities in China: university, research institute or enterprise

  2. Sound working conditions

  3. Assisting the international expert in processing his/her necessary documents such as Entry Visa, Foreign Expert Certificate and Residence Permit for Foreigners

  4. Providing financial support before sponsorship is allocated


3.2 Stage II: Apply for the Position



Year-round application

Reviewed every Jan., Apr., Jul. and Oct.


Eligibility of Applicants

  1. Full-time job on scientific research or policy study in home country

  2. With over five years of research experience or with a doctoral degree

  3. Under or at the age of 45

  4. Fluency in English or Chinese mandarin

  5. Willing to work in China on a full-time basis

  6. Comply with laws, regulations and other related rules in China.


3.3 Stage III: Work in China

  1. Processing necessary documents such as Entry Visa, Foreign Expert Certificate and Residence Permit for Foreigners.

  2. 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.

Talented Young Scientist Program
Supported by: China Science and Technology Exchange Center