The University Council of the University of Otago, on the recommendation of the Senate, awards Doctoral Scholarships to candidates proceeding to a course of supervised doctoral study at this University. These scholarships are normally available only to students seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification. Candidates may receive one Fully Funded University of Otago doctoral scholarship only.
The Doctoral Scholarship is open for candidates pursuing PhD degree in any field provided at the University of Otago. However, the candidates must meet all the eligibility requirements to receive a place of the offer as well as the scholarship at the university.
The Doctoral Scholarship is available for up to 200 students at the University of Otago. Moreover, the candidates successful to receive the doctoral scholarship will each receive NZ$27,000 stipend per annum plus a domestic tuition fees waiver for 36 months (excludes student services fee and insurance).
The University of Otago offers the fully funded Doctoral Scholarship on merit basis. Hence, the candidates are eligible for the scholarship only if the mee the following criteria,
Candidates can apply for the Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Otago via the online portal at the University’s website. The university will send the invitation to apply for scholarships once an application for admission to the relevant qualification is complete. Moreover, candidates can submit an application at any time. However, the application should normally accompany relev
ant qualifications for admission.