PhD funding opportunities PhD funding opportunities


PhD Studentships 2015-16. For more information, see the Arts and Humanities Studentships page.

Scholarships & other funding

NB: This information is awaiting confirmation for 2015 entry.

American Scholarships

The Derek Bryan and Liao Hongying Scholarship

Supporting prospective Chinese PhD students wishing to study at UEA, the Derek Bryan and Liao Hongying Scholarship contributes up to 25% of the recipient’s course fees each year. The Fund was set up in 2006, following a bequest from Derek Bryan, a former British Consul in Beijing, and aims to promote mutual understanding between British and Chinese peoples and the promotion of education in China.

The Scholarship is named for both Derek and his wife, Liao Hongying, who met when Liao was working for the British Council scientific office in China. Later, they played a leading role in the Britain-China Friendship Association and, in the 1960s, helped to establish the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, which for a time provided the only way of visiting China. On retirement, the couple returned to live in Norwich, offering a home to a succession of Chinese students at UEA.

Continuing their legacy, the Scholarship is available to all prospective PhD students who are ordinarily resident in the People’s Republic of China. The scholarship will be awarded each year and each new instalment is subject to confirmation of the satisfactory progress of the recipient.

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