Scholarship detail

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships - Application Information

Value:

$23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees. Conditions apply. See 'Regulations' for details.

Tenure of award:

Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria for more than three months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made, the maximum length of tenure of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Research Scholarships Committee.

Closing dates for applications:

01 July 2016
01 November 2016
Currently, the closing dates are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.

Number of awards offered:

35 each round.

History or background of award

To encourage postgraduate research Victoria 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. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

Purpose of award

These Scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection criteria

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

How do students apply?

follow links from below.
Application Form
Regulations
Scholarship In detail

Additional information

Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic record from other institutions with this application. Applicants whose degree has been conferred at any university other than a New Zealand University will be considered in two categories:
Category 1: applicants from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany or Australia must supply an original or certified copy of their university transcript.
Category 2: applicants from any other country must have their transcript verified and assessed with a course by course evaluation by the educational evaluators: Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Decision makers

The University Research Scholarships Committee, a sub-committee of the University Research Council.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Offers of Victoria PhD Scholarships will be made approximately six weeks after each closing date in March, July and November of the year of application. Because some applicants may in the event decline the offer of a Scholarship with the result that further offers have to 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. Please provide a clear and correct email address.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Scholarship recipients must sign a Postgraduate Scholarships Contract agreeing to abide by the attached regulations. Recipients shall be required to devote themselves full-time to their programme of research during the tenure of the scholarship and may not hold a position of emolument without the approval of the University Scholarships Committee. Approval may be given for scholarship recipients to undertake paid employment (usually tutoring) for up to a further 400 hours in addition to their contribution in any one calendar year. All requests to undertake part-time employment must be supported in writing by the supervisor.
Once the period of tenure of a scholarship has commenced, the University Scholarships Committee may, at its sole discretion, grant a scholarship recipient a deferment of their scholarship for a period not exceeding one year. In most cases such a deferment will coincide with a formal suspension from their doctoral enrollment.
A scholarship shall be terminated if a scholarship recipient ceases to resume the aforesaid programme of research within one month of the last day of the period of the deferment.

Who else has information about this award?

Information on applying to do a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington and apply for funding to do so is also available from:
www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr
General information about doctoral study is also available from this website.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:


Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships


Position: Application Forms for New Doctoral (PhD) students
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140