Must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average;
Must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university;
Must conduct the PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance);
Must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.
The scholarship aims to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to 3 years. The application deadline is July 15, 2016.
Value of the Scholarship
The scholarship covers the following for a TOTAL of three years (36 months):
- New Zealand University annual tuition fees and associated student levies
- An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 per year (tax free)
- Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually
This scholarship is a prestigious, highly competitive scholarship. It is awarded based on academic excellence and the benefit of the candidate’s proposed research to New Zealand. Recipients of this award will have an academic record placing them within the top 5% of PhD candidates worldwide.
Victoria University of Wellington is a globally-minded university engaging with New Zealand, connecting with the world.
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