Please note: The deadline has now passed, and we are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. 

 

The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is pleased to offer one Zhang Shizhao Scholarship, named after Zhang Shizhao (1881–1973), Aberdeen alumnus, journalist, educator and politician, and one of the most influential Chinese intellectuals of the last century.

 

Applicants must be students at, or hold a degree from, the School of Philosophy of Wuhan University. The Scholarship covers the total tuition fee, at the overseas rate, for the MLitt in Philosophy and Society or the MLitt by Research in Philosophy. The applications for the academic year 2021-2022 should be received by 1 March 2021.

Criteria

The Zhang Shizhao Scholarship is highly competitive. Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit, as evidenced by the candidate’s academic record and references. Selection will be based on this evidence and, for the MLitt by Research, upon the strength of the research proposal. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an (online) interview. All applicants must be students at, or hold a degree from, the School of Philosophy of Wuhan University.

Before you Apply

Please familiarize yourself with the description of the MLitt in Philosophy and Society (https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/1228/philosophy-and-society/) or the MLitt by Research in Philosophy (https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/courses/masters-by-research.php).

 

If you intend to apply for the MLitt by Research in Philosophy, before applying you should contact a potential supervisor. Information about the areas of speciality of our staff members can be found here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/philosophy/research-66.php#panel1348. This is an opportunity to discuss your research proposal and your activities at the University of Aberdeen.

Application Process

Applicants need to make their applications to the MLitt in Philosophy and Society or the MLitt by Research in Philosophy programme via the Postgraduate Application Portal (https://www.abdn.ac.uk/pgap/login.php), supplying all required materials, including transcript, references, etc.

 

Applicants for the MLitt in Philosophy and Society must indicate at the head of their personal statement that they intend to apply for the Zhang Shizhao Scholarship.

 

Applicants for the MLitt by Research in Philosophy must indicate as intended funding the Zhang Shizhao Scholarship.

 

Applications for the MLitt by Research must include a research proposal and the name of a supervisor at the University of Aberdeen.