2019 APFNet Ph.D. Scholarship Program
2019 APFNet Ph.D. Scholarship Program: Call for applications
Launched in 2010, the APFNet Scholarship Program (ASP) aims to support capable forestry officials and researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to pursue higher academic degrees in the field of sustainable forest management and rehabilitation.
To better satisfy the demands of APFNet member economies in higher level forestry education, the ASP will also provide opportunities for students from APFNet developing member economies to undertake Ph.D. study at three host universities in China. The study and research opportunities provided by APFNet Ph.D. scholarships will help to develop the skills and knowledge of individuals for driving change and contributing to development in their own economies.
Host universities         Beijing Forestry University (BJFU)
Nanjing Forestry University (NJFU)
Northwest A&F University (NWAFU)
Application deadline 31 May 2019
Fields of study
Forest Economics and Management
Soil and Water Conservation and Desertification Control
Forestry Engineering
Landscape Architecture
Economics and Management of Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture Resources and Environment
Duration Full-time: 4 years
Monthly stipend of CNY 3,500
Accommodation on campus
Comprehensive medical insurance
One round-trip international ticket between the student’s home economy and China
Who can apply
Applicants must be citizens from the following developing APFNet member economies: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, or from Greater Central Asia (GCA), specifically Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Applicants are expected to pass the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Level Ⅲbefore graduating
Age: 18–45 and in good health   
Have a master’s degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited higher education institute in forestry or a related field
Work experience (at least two years) is required
Results of an English language proficiency examination should be included in the application (e.g. an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 80. All other evidence is considered on a case-by-case basis) 
Applicants should be recommended by an APFNet Council representative or contact person from their economy* of citizenship (please see the Council list at for contact information)
Applicants should fulfill the application requirements of the host universities
Female applicants are encouraged
*Economy: APFNet uses “economy” or “economies” for “country” or “countries” in accordance with APEC terminology.
How to apply
Log onto the websites of the host universities and apply accordingly. Their application links are:
Contact information
For further information on the application process and campus life, please contact:
Beijing Forestry University
Ms Diao Yarong/Ms Cheng Sijia/Mr Zhang Duo
Tel: +86-10-62338271   
Fax: +86-10-62310316
Nanjing Forestry University
Ms Zhang Ying/Mr Zhu Jiangang          
Tel: +86-25-85427617   
Northwest A&F University
Dr Qiang Baifa/Ms Wang Yanxia

For further information on the scholarship programme, please contact
The APFNet Secretariat
Ms Hu Chuyu
Tel: +86-10-84218024
Fax: +86-10-84216958