1. Programme Background
Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as
NUIST) and World Meteorological Organization (hereinafter referred to as WMO) have
signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of cooperation on education
and training in the field of Meteorology at NUIST.
2. General Information
NUIST-WMO Fellowships Education Programme provides up to five scholarships per year
to the WMO Members, with preference given to nominations from Least Developed and
Developing Countries (LDDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The following
age criteria apply: BSc candidates must be less than 26 years old on 1 September of the
year they commence studies; MSc candidates must be less than 36 years old on
1 September of the year they commence studies.
3. Scholarship Coverage
a. NUIST provides tuition, accommodation, medical insurance and stipend.
b. Fellows are expected to cover their international transportation.
c. WMO may provide complementary death and disability insurance and return air tickets
to supplement this arrangement.
4. Available Programmes
a. Undergraduate programmes (Duration: 60 months with 12 months Elementary Chinese
Study prior to the Major Study): BSc candidates shall select one specialty from the
following three: Atmospheric Science, Applied Meteorology and Marine Science. Click
here http://www.globenuist.cn/About/indexlist.asp?lang=EN&SortID=40 to download
Teaching Schedule of 3 Undergraduate Programmes in the Field of Meteorology.
Please be noted that successful candidates will be required to study Chinese language
during the first year before they proceed to their regular degree programmes.
b. Postgraduate programme (Duration:24 months):
programmes available for MSc candidate is Master of Meteorology. Click here
http://www.globenuist.cn/About/indexlist.asp?lang=EN&SortID=40 to download Outline
of English Medium Postgraduate Programmes. This program is taught in English.
5. Application Document
a. Passport front page (photocopy);
b. Application Form for NUIST-WMO Fellowships Education Programme;
c. Notarized Highest Diploma/Degree Certificate (photocopy): Prospective diploma
winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents
in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or
d. Academic transcripts: Transcripts in language other than Chinese or English must be
attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
e. A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English with a minimum or 800 words.
f. One letter of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate
professors in the relevant field.
g. Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy
of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should
be kept by the applicant.) The form designated by the Chinese quarantine authority can be
downloaded from http://www.globenuist.cn/About/indexlist.asp?lang=EN&SortID=40.
The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical
Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending
physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are
invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is
valid for only 6 months.
h. Applicants with valid HSK Certificate(if applicable) should enclose it in the application
6. Application Procedures
All applications shall be submitted to WMO for formalities. WMO shall submit the list of
eligible candidates to NUIST by 30 April for selection upon academic grounds. NUIST
shall provide WMO the names, admission notices and visa application form by July 1 for
WMO to pass to the selected candidates and their Permanent Representatives.