PhD and Professional Doctorate Scholarship

The University of  Otago is offering a fully funded Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate Scholarship to interested candidates from any part of the world both within and outside New Zealand.

To find out more details and the eligibility of this scholarship opportunity, please read this blog post carefully because it contains detailed information of all the information you need to acquire this scholarship award.

Opportunity Detail

Language Requirement: TOEFL, IELTS

Gender: Male, Female

Level: PH.D

Number of Opportunity: 200

Eligible Region/Countries: Open for all

Medium of Instruction: English

Opportunity ID: 2051

Funding Type: Fully Funded

Duration: 36 months

Opportunity Description

The University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship is available to those who want to pursue a Ph.D. at that institution. The scholarship is open to both national and international students. Candidates for professional doctorates and Ph.D.s are both encouraged to apply. Normally, candidates must be pursuing their first doctoral degree.

About the University of Otago

The early Scottish settlers who founded the University of Otago in 1869 placed a high value on education and recognised the important role universities play in shaping individuals and society – we are committed to continuing their vision and growing it to fit today’s and tomorrow’s world. To that end, we place a high priority on our partnership with tangata whenua and the importance of te ao Māori.
The University of Otago provides a research-led learning environment with a richly deserved reputation for excellence. As a university community, we are committed to tackling big global challenges and educating the next generation of professionals across a wide range of disciplines.

You will learn from academic staff who are dedicated to teaching and internationally recognised for their research. They frequently collaborate with experts in other countries and a large proportion of our research impacts local and global issues.

Importantly, at Otago, you will have the opportunity to define yourself and choose your own direction in life. Tens of thousands of our graduates now live around the globe, contributing to law, health, science, business, education, research, and politics. Many of New Zealand’s most renowned artists, novelists, poets, and leaders also started out at Otago.

Organizer: University of Otago

Application Deadline: Not specified; applicants can apply anytime

Scholarship Duration: 36 months

Study Level: Ph.D. & Professional Doctorate

Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate Scholarship Coverage:

  • Doctor of Philosophy scholarship holders will get a 36-month domestic tuition cost remission and a stipend of up to NZ$28,600 per year.
  • Candidates who will be awarded a Professional Doctorates scholarship will get a 36-month tuition price remission and a stipend of up to NZ$28,600 each year.
  • All students, both domestic and international, are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria for University of Otago Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate Scholarship:

  • All students, both domestic and international, are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates must be able to obtain their first doctoral qualification.
  • All students with a master’s degree or equivalent are encouraged to apply.
  • The research potential of the candidate.
University of Otago Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate Scholarship Admission Requirements:
  • Copy of your whole academic transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Your previous dissertation or thesis, as well as any related research papers
  • Any funding assistance that has been acquired or is being sought; and
  • If English is your 2nd language, we also recommend putting information in your CV on your English language skills, such as the standards you reached in any formal tests you took.
How to apply for Ph.D. & Professional Doctorate Scholarship?
  • Applications for doctoral scholarships are made online through the eVision portal & can be made at any time.
  • Check the application guidelines on the official website before beginning your application.
  • Once you have applied for admission to the Ph.D. program, you will receive a notification in your student portal that will invite you to apply for a scholarship.

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For further information about Ph.D. & Professional Doctorate Scholarship, please refer to the University of Otago’s website.

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