PhD funding and scholarships

Learn about support to help you fund your PhD at Victoria.

Victoria doctoral scholarships

Victoria University offers an extensive scholarship program for PhD candidates. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and/or research experience and publication record.

Read more about the purpose, value and conditions of Victoria Doctoral Scholarships.

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships are assessed using the following criteria.

Who is eligible?

All prospective and existing full-time PhD students are eligible to apply for Victoria PhD scholarships, irrespective of residence or nationality.

How to apply?

Other scholarship opportunities

Victoria's Scholarships Office will be able to provide you with information about other possibilities for funding:

Victoria International's webpages may also be of assistance:

Student allowances and loans

If you are a New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or refugee, you may be eligible to apply for a student allowance and/or an accommodation benefit.

See the government's Studylink website for information about student allowances.

You may also be eligible to apply for a student loan to fund your PhD.

Read the Inland Revenue Department's guide to student loans.