Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship
Renewable doctoral scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). As an UBC alumnus and internationalist, Dr. Edwin S.H. Leong recognizes the importance of global collaboration. To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking PhD research at either of the University of British Columbia campuses, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business. Financial need may also be taken into consideration. Furthermore, a Leong Scholar should not only be a person of high intellect but a well-rounded person of sound character. Renewal of scholarship funding for up to the full four years is conditional upon recipients making satisfactory progress in their studies.
The scholarships provide a stipend of $35,000 per year, partially funded by the China Scholarship Council ($26,400) and partially funded by the Tai Hung Fai Foundation ($8,600).
To be eligible, applicants must:
- receive CSC funding
- be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China
- be starting a doctoral program at either UBC campus in May 2019, September 2019, January 2020, May 2020, September 2020 or January 2021
- be undertaking research in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business
Preliminary criteria include the following:
- academic excellence
- research ability and potential
- leadership qualities
Successful CSC PhD scholarship recipients have been contacted. Application form and instructions are available at the bottom of this page (see "Further Information").
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee made up of UBC faculty members. The committee will review the applications and select the successful applicants.