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1.About KIZ and UCAS

UCAS is a higher education institution established with the approval of the Ministry of Education, focusing on graduate education. The predecessor of UCAS was the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences (GSCAS), which was founded in 1978 as the first graduate school in China by approval of the State Council. UCAS graduated the first doctoral student in science, first doctoral student in engineering, first female doctoral student and first student with double doctoral degrees in China. In 2014, UCAS began to recruit undergraduates.

Based on the high-level research advantages and high-level human resources of CAS, UCAS has four campuses in Beijing and five education centers outside Beijing. Backed by 115 CAS institutes throughout China, it has expanded and improved the “two-phase” cultivation mode in which core course teaching is centralized in Beijing campuses, and scientific research were primarily done at the various institutes. This sound education system has enabled UCAS to be the platform as training students and the CAS institutes as the bases of students practicing.

Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ) is one of the 115 CAS institutes, located at Kunming, Yannan.To date, more than 340 staff are working at the institute with more than 310 graduate students studying across the various labs. Basically, students complete their coursework in Beijing campuses and do their scientific research at KIZ, with their degree certificates and graduation certificate being awarded by UCAS.

2.Programs Available at KIZ
KIZ currently offers doctoral programs to international students in the field of Zoology, Neurobiology, Genetics and Cell Biology, and a master’s program for international students in Zoology.

3.International Students at KIZ
Currently, there are 16 international students studying at KIZ from seven countries around the world, among whom 75% are doctoral students. To date, five international students have successfully completed their doctoral study at KIZ and been awarded Doctor of Natural Science.
The countries from which our international students come include Pakistan, Nepal, Kenya, Nigeria, Algeria, Iran, Bangladesh, Germany and Canada.

4.Degree Conferred by UCAS
Doctoral students at KIZ will finally be awarded Doctor of Natural Science while the master’s students Master of Natural Science, if all the requirements for degree conferment are met.


5.Admission Information

KIZ follows admission procedure of UCAS. Details can be found at


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