Chinese Government Scholarship-WMO Program



WMO Program is the scholarship established by Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) for World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to sponsor international students to study and conduct research in meteorology in China. 

I Supporting Categories, Duration, Instruction Language and Majors

1. Supporting Category

This program supports undergraduate students, master students and doctoral students.

2. Duration

The scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language study, as specified in the Admission Letter. It supports undergraduates for no more than 5 academic years, master students for no more than 2 academic years,  or doctoral students for no more than 4 academic years.

3. Instruction Language

Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. Students of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take one-year Chinese language/preparatory study. Masterand doctoral students must register for English-taught credit courses.

4. Majors at Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST)

Undergraduate Programs: Atmospheric Science (weather forecasting oriented), Applied Meteorology (agriculture meteorology oriented), Marine Science, Hydrology and Water Resources

Master Programs: Meteorology (weather forecasting, climate oriented), Applied Meteorology (agriculture meteorology, ecology oriented)

Doctoral Programs: Meteorology, Climate System and Climate Change, Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Sounding, Lighting Science and Technology, Applied Meteorology, Marine Meteorology,  3S Integration and Meteorological Application, Space Weather. 

 II Scholarship Coverage

It is a full scholarship which covers tuition fee, accommodation, comprehensive medical insurance and stipend  (Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month; Master’s students: CNY 3,000 per month; Doctoral students: CNY 3,500 per month). WMO covers a round-trip ticket and international medical insurance not provided by nomination Services.

III Where and When to Apply

Where to Apply

You should apply to NUIST and WMO Secretariat.

When to Apply

You need to apply between Novermber 2019 till February 29, 2020.

IV Eligibility

1. Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.

2. The requirements for applicants’ degree and age are that applicants must:

-be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for the undergraduate programs;

-be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for the master’s programs.

- be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for the doctoral programs.

3. Applicants must have outstanding academic records.

V Application Procedure

Step 1 –Complete the online application procedure in CGS Information System (Visit and click “Scholarship Application for Students” to log in, submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a hard copy (sign and date). “Program Category” and “Agency Number” are mandatory for the online application in CGS Information System. Please choose “Program Category A” and the Agency Numberis 00002.

Step 2Get nomination from the Permanent Representative of the country with WMO with a completed Fellowship Nomination Form (FNF) .


Step 3 –Apply to NUIST for the Pre-admission Letter by doing NUIST online application (Visit Please choose "Chinese Government Scholarship" and submit application documents including WMO FNF.

Step 4 –Apply to WMO Secretariat for Chinese Government Scholarship-WMO Program opportunity by submitting your application documents , WMO FNF, copy of CSC online application form and university pre-admission letter to WMO Secretariat before the deadline.

NOTE: Only applications of recommended candidates from WMO Secretariat will be considered.

VI Application Documents

1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in English or Chinese);

2. The Notarized highest diploma;

Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations. Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document issued by your current school to prove your current student status or expected graduation date.

3. Academic transcripts;

Undergraduate applicants must submit transcripts of their high school graduation examinations. Master applicants must submit their bachelor’s transcripts. Doctoral applicants must submit their master’s transcripts. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

4. A Study Plan or Research Proposal (in Chinese or English);

This should be a minimum of 200 words for undergraduate applicants, and 800 words for master and doctoral applicants.

5. Two Recommendation Letters (in Chinese or English);

Master and doctoral applicants must submit two recommendation letters signed by a professor or an associate professor. Professors’ signature, contact phone number and email address must be put on the letter.

6. Doctoral applicants must submit an acceptance letter signed by doctoral supervisor from NUIST. 

The information of doctoral supervisors is available on,

and the acceptance form can be downloaded from the following website: .

7. Valid Documents of Your Legal Guardians in China (only required for applicants under the age of 18);

8. Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy), (The original copy will be kept by yourself and the form is uniformly printed by Chinese healthy quarantine departments. It must be written in English, can be downloaded from  ;

The physical examinations must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are considered as invalid. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.

9. The copy of Pre-admission Letter from NUIST;

10. The copy of passport photo page;

11. The copy of valid HSK Certificate (if available);

12. The copy of TOEFL (80 or above) or IELTS (6.0 or above) Certificate (only for applicants from non-English speaking countries who apply for English-taught programs);

13.  Attestation of No-criminal records;

14. Other supporting materials (if available, such as published papers, job certificate, certificates of awards and training, etc.).

VII Placement &Scholarship Confirmation

1. Application documents of recommended candidates from WMO will be considered by CSC for eligibility and qualification. Ineligible or incomplete applications will not be considered.

2. Qualified applications will be sent to NUIST for placement. Based on various factors, such as the different scholarship funding requirements of every country, the host university's teaching capacity, study length and applicants’ criteria, CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments/changes to the field of study, supporting categories and duration of scholarship.

3. Scholarship recipients will get Chinese government scholarships to study in China with approval by CSC. Each scholarship recipient will be granted with no more than one scholarship.

4. CSC sends the List of Scholarship Recipients, Letter of Admission, and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to WMO Secretariat before June 15th. Then  WMO Secretariat will send these documents to the scholarship recipients.

5. Scholarship recipients shall not allowed to change their host university, field of study, or duration of study stipulated on the Admission Letter after their coming to China.

6. Scholarship will not be reserved if scholarship recipient cannot register before the registration deadline.

VIII Contact Information of WMO Secretariat

Education and Fellowships Division

Development and Regional Activities Department

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Address: 7 bis, Avenue de la Paix, Case postale 2300, CH 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland.

Tel: +41 22 730 8156

Fax: +41 22 730 8181


IX Contact Information of NUIST

Admission Office 

College of International Students

Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, CHINA

Address: 219 Ningliu Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, P.R.C.,210044.

Tel: 0086-25-58699848

Fax: 0086-25-58699856