Wellington Doctoral Scholarship, Victoria University, Australia

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Wellington Doctoral Scholarship: The Wellington Doctoral Scholarship is designed to support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington. This fully funded scholarship covers a wide range of study areas and is available to both New Zealand and international students. The scholarship includes an annual stipend of $29,500 and covers domestic tuition fees for up to three years. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and research potential.

Summary Table:

Study AreasArchitecture, Business and Government, Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Music, Technology, Science
Scholarship LevelDoctoral (fully funded)
Closing Dates1 March, 1 July, 1 November
TenureUp to 3 years
Number OfferedApproximately 110 per year
Value$29,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees

Doctoral (PhD) Scholarship

Research Area:
Architecture, Business and Government, Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Music, Technology, Science

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


  • Open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand.
  • Must intend to enroll full-time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants should have a strong academic record and excellent academic references, or demonstrated potential for high-quality research.
  • A record of publication in high-quality journals commensurate with experience and education is also considered.
  • Must include a copy of their academic record from other institutions with the application form (if applicable).
  • Must complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University.

Job Description:

  • Recipients are required to enroll full-time in a doctoral program at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment and devote themselves full-time to their research program during the tenure of the scholarship.
  • Recipients may be allowed to undertake paid employment for up to 600 hours per year with appropriate approvals.
  • Must sign a Wellington Doctoral Research Scholarship Contract and comply with all terms and conditions.
  • Submit six-monthly progress reports outlining research progress.
  • Participate in appropriate events or marketing as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington if requested.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete an online application for a Doctoral degree at Victoria University of Wellington.
  2. Submit the Wellington Doctoral Scholarship application form.
  3. Ensure all supporting documentation (including academic records and references) is received by 4:30 pm on the closing date.
  4. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm on the closing date: 1 March, 1 July, or 1 November.

Last Date for Apply:
1 March, 1 July, or 1 November (three rounds each year)

For more information and to apply, visit the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research website or contact the Doctoral Admissions and Scholarships team at pg-research@vuw.ac.nz.



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