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University of Otago Doctoral Fellowship

University of Otago Doctoral Fellowship

If you are a straight A student (GPA of 8 – ‘A’ grade) or higher, who has completed an Honours or Master’s degree with an appropriate research component from a New Zealand university then you are likely to be guaranteed a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.

The University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship provides funding to support doctoral students studying at the University of Otago.

Value Doctor of Philosophy – NZ$27,000 stipend per annum plus a domestic tuition fees waiver  for 36 months (excludes student services fee and insurance)   Professional Doctorates (DClinDent, DMA, DBA, EDd) – NZ$27,000 stipend per annum plus a tuition fee waiver for up to 36 months capped at the domestic rate (excludes student services fee and insurance).
Number offered Up to 200 annually
Closing date Applicants can apply anytime

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The Scholarship is available to both domestic and international students. Candidates for professional doctorates, as well as the PhD, are welcome to apply.

Applicants must usually be:

  • seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification

Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research.

How to apply

Applications for doctoral scholarships are made online through the eVision portal and can be made at any time of the year. Once you have applied for admission to your programme you will receive an alert in your student portal inviting you to apply for a scholarship.

DClinDent applicants

Invitations to apply for the University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship will be sent out via eVision once admission to the DClinDent programme has been confirmed, usually in October of the year of application. A decision regarding the scholarship application will be made in late November or December in the same year.  If you are a second year student who has completed the papers year of the DClinDent programme please contact the Scholarships Office for details on how to apply.

Further information on how to apply for this scholarship is available elsewhere on this website.

Downloads

Download the University of Otago Postgraduate Research Scholarship regulations. (PDF, 386KB)

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