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Fully Funded Doctoral Scholarship at University of Waikato recognizes excellent individuals who can contribute to future society.

Fully Funded Doctoral Scholarship at University of Waikato

Fully Funded
Country: New Zealand
City: Hamilton
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With the belief in rewarding success, the University of Waikato offers hundreds of scholarships every year to our students. Fully funded Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Waikato is among one of the most prestigious scholarships at the university. Moreover, it recognizes excellent individuals who can contribute to future society.

A scholarship will open up a world of opportunities for you, no matter what stage of study you’re at. Whether you’re looking for support with the study, fees, accommodation, research or leadership opportunities, the university avails its options to help set you up for the future. Further, the University of Waikato announces application open for the fully funded Doctoral scholarship to students fro


  • The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
  • Doctoral Scholarships are open to students enrolling in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Doctor of Education (EdD), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD).
  • A candidate will normally be seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification.
  • Candidates should normally be intending to study full-time at the University of Waikato.
    • Candidates who have socially compelling reasons for enrolling in part-time study (e.g. illness, disability, parent or career responsibilities) may apply to the Scholarships Executive for permission to be awarded a Scholarship on a part-time basis. The candidate should outline the reasons for the request in their Statement of Research Interest. Moreover, they should provide appropriate evidence of the need to study part-time. We will consider these requests on a case-by-case basis.
    • During any period of part-time enrolment, the value and duration of a recipient’s Scholarship would be adjusted on a pro rata basis.
    • Candidates may not hold a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship on a part-time basis if they wish to undertake full-time paid employment or substantial part-time employment (see Regulation 9)
    • Recipients must change to full-time enrolment if a change in their circumstances means they no longer qualify to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis.
  • Candidates employed by the University of Waikato will not normally be eligible for the Scholarship.
    • You may work as a sessional assistant, or similar position if the hours worked do not contravene Regulation 9.


  • Applications will be considered in three rounds a year. Candidates must submit a complete Application to Enroll by 31 January, 31 May, or 30 September.
  • As part of their Application to Enroll in a doctoral degree at the University of Waikato, candidates will have the opportunity to request that they are considered for a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship.
    • You may only apply for a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship as part of the Application to Enroll; However, we will not consider an application for this Scholarship outside of the rounds listed in clause
  • Current doctoral candidates who have not gained a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship may, in exceptional circumstances, be nominated by their Faculty for consideration for a reduced-tenure Scholarship.
    • Nominated candidates will have reached Confirmed Enrolment, and have already proven themselves to be outstanding doctoral scholars. E.g. they will have achieved a significant accomplishment such as a publication. However, Preference will be given to candidates who are in their first year of full-time doctoral studies.
    • Likewise, Nominated candidates will need to complete specific documents to support their nomination.
    • Also, Candidates may only be nominated once during their enrolment in the doctoral degree.


  • The value of the Scholarship shall be a living allowance of up to $22,000 per annum, payable in monthly installments. Further, it also includes domestic tuition fees for enrolment in the doctoral program. However, in the case of part-time students, you will receive an allowance on a pro-rata basis.
  • A thesis preparation grant of up to $400 is available to assist with thesis printing costs. However, you must submit the thesis within four years of the commencement of doctoral enrolment.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
CountryNew Zealand
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUniversity of Waikato
Contact the organizer+64 7 858 5096



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