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UCL Simon Li Graduate Scholarship Fund

Important information for All Applicants

Simon Li is known as a philanthropist and a judge in the judiciary in Hong Kong. Mr Li initially studied at The University of Hong Kong. His study was interrupted by war. In 1947 he proceeded to read Law at UCL obtaining an LLB degree in 1950. Upon his return to Hong Kong in 1953, a distinguished legal career saw Mr Li become the first Chinese judge appointed to the High Court (1971), the first ethnic Chinese Justice of Appeal (1980), and Vice-President of the Court of Appeal in 1984. Mr Li played a significant role in the reversion of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, and has been equally active in community service, contributing significantly to the development of Hong Kong. In recognition of the magnificent contributions of Mr Li to the judiciary service and public welfare, The Chinese University of Hong Kong conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa in 1986.  In 1997, Mr Li was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Over the years, Mr Li has made generous donations to the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as to UCL. Simon Li Scholarships have over the past 10 years or so helped many Chinese students to pursue graduate studies at UCL. Mr Li was made a Fellow of UCL in 1991, and in 2004, was presented with a UCL Gold Medal in recognition of his support for the university. As a Vice-President for the UCL Global fundraising campaign, his active support of the College continues.

The UCL Simon Li Graduate Scholarship Fund aims to support Chinese students admitted to UCL to pursue PhD studies. Funds are used to provide additional funding to Chinese students supported by the China Scholarships Council (CSC), the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), and other organisations and funding schemes.

For further information, please see UCL CSC Research Student Visit Awards.

Page last modified on 11 feb 09 18:09 by Amelie Handke

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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