Capacity Building
2019 APFNet Master’s Degree Scholarship Program

Call for application of 2019 APFNet Master’s

Degree Scholarship Program


Launched in 2010 under the APFNet’s Capacity Building Framework, the APFNet Scholarship Program (ASP) supports qualified students in completing a Master’s degree related to Sustainable Forest Management and rehabilitation. So far APFNet has cooperated with Beijing Forestry University (BJFU) and Nanjing Forestry University (NJFU) as the two host universities targeting APFNet developing member economies, and Northwest A&F University (NWAFU) targeting both APFNet developing member economies and the Greater Central Asia (GCA) region.




Host universities        

Beijing Forestry University (BJFU)

Nanjing Forestry University (NJFU)

Northwest A&F University (NWAFU)

Application deadline

May 31, 2019

Fields of study

Forest Economics and Management (BJFU)

Forestry (NJFU)

Forestry Engineering (NJFU)

Environmental Engineering (NJFU)

Forest Protection and Silviculture (NWAFU)

Soil and Water Conservation and Desertification Control(NWAFU)


Full-time 2 years



Please see below for detailed information of all the supervisors (in PDF form)


Monthly stipend of CNY 3,000

Accommodation on campus

Comprehensive medical insurance

One round trip international tickets between students’ home economy and China


Why apply for the program?


Ÿ Well-known and highly experienced professional forestry faculty

Ÿ Sponsorship of the tuition fees and expenses, which includes registration and tuition fees, one round-trip economy class flight tickets from the home economy of the awarded student to and from the city of the admitted university, accommodation on campus or alternative monthly allowance, monthly stipends to cover miscellaneous expenses and medical insurance during the enrollment period

Ÿ Small class sizes, which provide high levels of student and teacher contact

Ÿ Motivated and multi-national student cohort, which offers a diverse and stimulating learning environment

Ÿ Field trips in China for students during 2 years, to give students an access to practical experience of knowledge on forestry resources status and management in China. Extra field practices will be provided by the host universities according to their resources and academic schedule

Ÿ A chance to attend workshops, trainings and other activities on capacity building, forestry education and research and policy dialogue organized by APFNet, and connect with policy makers, academics, practitioners and international organizations, etc. in the Asia-Pacific region

Ÿ Ample exposure for non-native students to the Chinese language and culture of China

Who can apply?

Ÿ For BJFU and NJFU, applicants must be citizens from developing APFNet member economies including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mexico, Fiji Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Peru, the Philippines and Viet Nam

Ÿ For NWAFU, applicants must be citizens from developing APFNet member economies mentioned above or from the GCA region, specifically Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan

Ÿ Age:18 - 40, and in good health condition  

Ÿ have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited higher education institute in forestry or related field

Ÿ at least 2 years of work experience are prioritized

Ÿ Applicants should be recommended by APFNet Council representative or contact person from their economy* of citizenship (please see the Council list for contact information)

Ÿ Proficiency in English (all the courses of this program will be taught in English)

Ÿ Female applicants encouraged


Economy*: APFNet refers “country” or “countries” to “economy” or “economies” in accordance with APEC terminology


How to apply?


Step 1: Look for your interested supervisors (see the PDF documents below)

Step 2: Log onto the website of the host university and apply accordingly. Their application links are:





Contact information


To consult on application process and campus life, please contact

Beijing Forestry University


Ms. DiaoYarong/ Ms.Cheng Sijia / Mr. Zhang Duo

Tel: 86-10-62338271   

Fax: 86-10-62310316



Nanjing Forestry University

Ms. Zhang Ying/Mr. Zhu Jiangang          


Tel: 025-85427617   


Northwest A&F University

Dr. Qiang Baifa/Ms Wang Yanxia





To consult on the scholarship program, please contact

APFNet secretariat


Ms. Hu Chuyu

Tel: 0086-10-84218024

Fax: 0086-10-84216958