Chinese Academy of Sciences
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Academia Sinica.
First degree/qualification: See description.
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Overall average in B range.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: A master's degree following a diploma program from the Cultural Revolution-present.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded in Chinese and English; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of authorized school official.
Description: Only offers postgraduate degrees. Administers over a hundred affiliated research institutes which offer advanced and highly specialized instruction. Also administers the Graduate School of the China University of Science and Technology in Beijing. Students are selected through the national graduate entrance examinations but the academy primarily designs the program of study.
Grading scales vary; see above for common scales.
Language of instruction: Chinese.
Master's: 2-3 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination.
Doctorate: 3-4 years after master's degree and entrance examination