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Fully Funded PhD Scholarships for International Students at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand 2024-2025

Updated: May 14

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand

To encourage postgraduate research Victoria University of Wellington offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

Scholarship Overview

  • Study area(s): Architecture; Business and government; Design; Education; Engineering; Health; Humanities and Social Sciences; Law; Music; Technology; Science

  • Scholarship level: Doctoral; Doctoral (fully funded)

  • Closing date(s): Three rounds each year closing 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.

  • Tenure: Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years.

  • Number offered: Approximately 110 per year.

  • Value: $29,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees. Conditions apply.


These scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enroll full time for a Doctorate (PhD) or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington. Please note: It is very important to refer to the website for regulations and further process requirements regarding an application for this scholarship.

Admission Criteria of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship in New Zealand:

  • Applicants from any country may apply.

  • Candidates must have strong academic records.

  • They must also have excellent academic references.

  • Candidates must have the potential to perform high-quality research.

  • Publishing experience in high-quality journals is commensurate with education and experience.

Application process

Information on applying to do a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington and apply for funding to do so is also available from the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research website. General information about doctoral study is also available from this website.

Selection process

Final selection is made by the Victoria Research Scholarships Committee on those applicants who have been put forward by the relevant School and Faculty.

Offers of Wellington Doctoral Scholarships will be made approximately six weeks after each closing date in March, July and November of the year of application. As some applicants may decline an offer further offers may be made, it is possible that some applicants will not be finally notified of the success or otherwise of their applications three months after application.

For Further Info visit, it is recommended to read the Regulations and conditions on the official website .

Submit Your application by clicking on this direct LINK.



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