Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarship Programme

Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarships

Martin Lee Doctoral Scholars will receive a stipend plus funds for tuition fees, research, travel and training.

 Scholarship applications for a study start date of 12 September 2022 are currently closed.

Scholarship provides stipend and research funds for 4 years

Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarships are awarded competitively. Successful candidates will receive fully funded 4-year scholarships that include a tax-free starting stipend of minimally £15,800 per annum (equivalent to UKRI rates),  plus travel, training and research funds. All students will have their tuition fees paid in full, and scholars relocating from Hong Kong will be offered travel expenses. The programme will have an intake of at least four students per year.

Entry requirements and eligibility

Eligible candidates need to have at least an upper second class (2:1) degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject. Typically, candidates will already have a good understanding of the field, and at least some practical research experience.

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence. The University accepts a wide range of international English qualifications and English language tests. Details can be found on the following web page:

Mr Martin KS Lee
Mr Martin KS Lee, director of the Lee Shau Kee Foundation

The University of Edinburgh English language entry requirements

The programme is open to those who are eligible for UK Home Fees and to those ordinarily resident in Hong Kong. To work out your tuition fee status, please visit the following web page:

Work out your tuition fee status

The Lee Shau Kee Foundation

The Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarship Programme has been made possible by a gift from Mr Martin KS Lee, a director of the Lee Shau Kee Foundation in Hong Kong, to the Institute for Regeneration and Repair to boost research into tissue regeneration and repair.

The gift will create PhD scholarships in support of vital research taking place within the Institute, and to deliver the next generation of experts in stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

On giving the gift Mr Martin Lee stated:

I am honoured to have the opportunity to support outstanding research students at the University’s Institute for Regeneration and Repair. I am absolutely confident that their meaningful research will be a great success and will bring benefits to all mankind.

Martin KS Lee, Director, Lee Shau Kee Foundation