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    Wellington Scholarship in New Zealand 2021- Fully Funded

    Wellington Scholarship in New Zealand 2021 are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington. To encourage postgraduate research Victoria University of Wellington 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.


    • Funding: Fully Funded
    • Country: New Zealand
    • Open to: All Nationalities
    • Deadline: 1st November 2020

    Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington 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.

    Benefits of Wellington Scholarship

    All offers of Wellington Doctoral Scholarships consist of a $23,500 per annum stipend plus domestic tuition fees for up to three years.

    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 Wellington 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 accounts 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.


    These scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enroll 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.

    Application Procedure for Wellington Scholarship

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

    Selection Procedure 

    Final selection is made by the Victoria Research Scholarships Committee on those applicants who have been put forward by the relevant School and Faculty.

    Offers of Wellington Doctoral Scholarships will be made approximately six weeks after each closing date in March, July and November of the year of application. As some applicants may decline an offer further offers may be made, it is possible that some applicants will not be finally notified of the success or otherwise of their applications three months after application.

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