There is a great opportunity for International students to study in New Zealand. This opportunity is called the Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. The scholarships are available for both New Zeland and International students.
Purpose of award
These Scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington. As part of the requirements of this Scholarship, the recipient is expected to contribute 150 hours per annum to the academic life of the School in which they undertake study. The purpose of this contribution is to provide them with an insight into the work undertaken by, and the expectations placed on, the academic community in the University. It also provides an opportunity to develop enduring relationships with the School. This contribution may be as a tutor, research assistant, laboratory demonstrator or supervisor, or teaching assistant.
The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University. It is important to read the scholarship regulations available from the link above before application.
Applicants with Victoria University 'offers of study' of who are current Victoria University doctoral students must apply on the application form available from the link at the top of this webpage.
Please note: In most cases the process for applying for doctoral (PhD) study at Victoria and applying for a Victoria Doctoral Scholarship is one process. From 1 January 2010, for new doctoral (PhD) applicants there will be one application process for admission to the doctoral programme and University and for doctoral scholarships. The combined application form is available on the Faculty of Graduate Research Website www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/scholarships.aspx
Please note: Although funding applications will be considered from full time students seeking scholarship support for a doctoral degree for which they are already enrolled at Victoria, if you have applied for a Victoria PhD scholarship in the past, you must provide updated or additional information to apply for a second round. Such applications must be accompanied by clear strong support from supervisors.
Number of awards offered
35 each round
$23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees. Conditions apply see the regulations for details.
Tenure 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 Research Scholarships Committee.
Closing dates for applications
Usually 1st of March every year.
How do students apply?
Application forms for new doctoral(PhD) students are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research
Website link http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/applying.aspx
Application forms for current doctoral students or those with an 'offer of study' are available from the links above.
Scholarship regulations covering both groups of applicants are also available from the links above.
The Academic Referees template is available from: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/home/admisenrol/payments/scholarships/publications/postgraduate-scholarships-referee-form.pdf