The Victoria University of Wellington offers a prestigious fully funded doctoral scholarship to outstanding candidates who wish to pursue their research studies. This scholarship aims to support and encourage exceptional scholars to undertake high-quality research in various fields.
To be eligible for the Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree with honors or a master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
- Have a strong academic record, typically with a minimum GPA of 7.5 on a scale of 9.0.
- Demonstrate excellent research potential and a clear research proposal.
- Meet the English language proficiency requirements of the university.
- Be a domestic or international student.
Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship
The Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship provides recipients with the following benefits:
- Full tuition fees for up to three years of study.
- An annual stipend to cover living expenses ($29,500).
- Access to research funding for conference attendance and other research-related expenses.
Recipients of the scholarship are expected to commit to full-time study and actively engage in research activities. They may also be required to contribute to teaching or other academic duties as part of their scholarship.
The application process for the Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship is as follows:
- Submit an online application through the university’s scholarship portal https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/scholarships/current/wellington-doctoral-scholarships.
- Provide all required documents, including academic transcripts, a research proposal, a CV, and references.
- Ensure that all documents are submitted before the application deadline.
- Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or asked to provide additional information.
- Successful applicants will be notified of the scholarship offer.
Applicants must submit the following documents as part of their scholarship application:
- Academic transcripts from all previous tertiary study.
- A detailed research proposal outlining the objectives, methodology, and significance of the proposed research.
- A curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting academic achievements, research experience, and publications (if any).
- Two references from academic or professional referees who can comment on the applicant’s research potential.
Three rounds annually closing March 1st, July 1st and November 1st
For more information, visit official scholarship page