Victoria University Wellington Doctoral Scholarships 2020 for International Students

Victoria University Wellington Doctoral scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington.

Victoria University Wellington Doctoral Scholarships

To encourage postgraduate research Victoria offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.


Victoria University Wellington Doctoral Scholarships Eligibility

These scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington. Please note: It is very important to refer to the website for regulations and further process requirements regarding an application for this scholarship.

Selection Criteria: The scholarships are offered to the top ranked candidates in any Doctoral admission and scholarship application round throughout the year. To be considered for a Victoria Doctoral Scholarship the applicant must have a strong academic record and excellent academic references, or:

  • demonstrated potential for high quality research; or
  • a record of publication in high quality journals commensurate with experience and education.

Other considerations may be taken into account such as the alignment between the applicant’s research interests and those of the School, Institute or Centre. Strategic interests including collaboration between institutions or research involving potential joint initiatives with the research and business communities may also be factors in determining offers of scholarship.

Applicants other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria must include a copy of their academic record from other institutions with the application form.

Currently the closing dates are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November. All applicants for the scholarship will be notified by email of the outcome within six weeks of the closing date for applications.

Worth of Scholarship

  • $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees. Conditions apply.

Duration of Award: Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria for more than three months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made, the maximum length of tenure of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Victoria University Research Scholarships Committee.


How to Apply for Victoria University Wellington Doctoral Scholarships

Information on applying to do a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington and apply for funding to do so is also available from: General information about doctoral study is also available from this website.

For more information, visit the Victoria University Wellington Doctoral Scholarships.

Application Deadlines:

  • 1st November 2019
  • 1st March 2020
  • 1st July 2020


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