The W Wing Yip & Brothers Taught Masters Scholarships

Following a generous donation from the Wing Yip and Brothers Foundation, the University of Birmingham is proud to announce the establishment of the W Wing Yip & Brothers Taught Masters Scholarships.

Who is eligible?

In order to be considered for these scholarships a candidates must:

  • Be a resident and national of the People's Republic of China;
  • Hold an offer of a place to study (conditional or unconditional) on a full-time one year taught Masters programme at the University of Birmingham in September 2014;
  • Have a valid student ID number;
  • Not be in receipt of a full fee scholarship from any other source;
  • Have made adequate financial provision to study in the UK (including any associated visa/travel expenses);
  • Be able to pay any outstanding tuition fees not covered by the scholarship;
  • Be intending to return to China on completion of your programme at the University;
  • Not be, or have ever been, in receipt of previous funding from Wing Yip.

How many are available?

Two postgraduate taught Masters scholarships will be available for the 2014/15 academic year. 

What are the scholarships worth?

Each W Wing Yip & Brothers Taught Masters Scholarship is valued at £5,000 and tenable for the one-year duration of the programme.

The scholarships will be payable towards tuition fees and will not be available to cover maintenance costs.

How can I apply?

There is no direct application process for these scholarships. Postgraduate applicants will only be contacted by email if they are successful in securing the scholarship.

How are the scholarships selected?

Applicants will be shortlisted based on academic merit, with successful candidates selected by the University's International Scholarships panel.

What will be expected of me if I am successful?

As a Wing Yip scholar, you will be expected to complete an additional piece of project work separate to your main programme of study. This will involve:

  • Meeting with a member of Birmingham City Council to identify and agree upon a mutually beneficial project. A termly meeting will be required. The project will require student academic input into challenging issues that Birmingham City Council and Chinese counterparts face.
  • Producing a report, which will be required to be completed at the end of the second year (undergraduate scholarship) and end of Masters (postgraduate scholarship).

Please note that as this project is not an assessed part of your programme of study it will not count towards your degree.


Successful candidates will be invited to receive their award from Wing Yip at a private function along with the University Vice Chancellor in addition to being invited to a attend an annual dinner organised by the Wing Yip Foundation.


Recipients will also be expected to submit a progress report to the donors each year they are in receipt of the scholarship.