CK Wong bursary

The Department of Sociological Studies is pleased to offer the CK Wong Bursary to prospective students from the East Asia region, who wish to study the MSc International Social Change and Policy with us.

International students in Weston Park

CK Wong is an alumnus of the Department of Sociological Studies, having graduated with a PhD from the University of Sheffield in 1992. He is a professor of Social Work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has written a number of joint papers with Alan Walker, who was his PhD supervisor at the University of Sheffield.

One bursary, worth £5,000, is available for a prospective MSc International Social Change and Policy student, who wishes to study with us in 2020. In order to apply for the CK Wong Bursary, prospective students must meet the following criteria:

  • The domicile of the student should be one of the following countries/regions in East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan;
  • The student has applied for and has accepted an offer to study the International Social Change and Policy MSc in the Department of Sociological Studies, and will begin the course in September 2020;
  • The student is self-financing.

To apply for the bursary, interested applicants are asked to provide a letter of application along with a personal statement as to why they wish to study the MSc International Social Change and Policy in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield. Please email this to: sociologicalstudies-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 27 March 2020. The successful applicants will be notified by email within five weeks of this date.


As many students know, tuition fees in the UK are too high for many international students. My scholarship options were limited because many years have passed since I graduated from university, and I started working as a consultant. The scholarship really reduces my financial burdens, and it also works in conjunction with another scholarship, which supports my student life. I really appreciate having been awarded the scholarship so that I can pursue my academic goals in this terrific learning environment. It takes many hours to complete an application for a scholarship, but I strongly recommend doing so.

Aki Tanaka (Japan)

CK Wong Bursary recipient, 2019

Aki Tanaka


The CK Wong Bursary has been really helpful to me. I think the most important thing for students thinking of applying for it is to just go for it; don’t doubt on yourself.

Hzin-Tzu Yang (Taiwan)

CK Wong Bursary recipient


The CK Wong Bursary is a fantastic opportunity; it opened the door for me to study social policy in the UK. Some students may hesitate to study in the UK because of the tuition fees for international students, but this bursary really helps financially.

Seung Hyun Moon (South Korea)

CK Wong Bursary recipient


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