Victoria University of Wellington Invites Applications for Doctoral Scholarships


Cyril Zachariah
Updated on Feb 09, 2021 02:34 PM IST

Victoria University of Wellington is offering its doctoral students the opportunity to apply for Wellington Doctoral Scholarships. All students, including international students who wish to start their PhD studies at the university can apply for the scholarships online.

Victoria University of Wellington Invites Applications for Doctoral Scholarships

To support and promote more doctoral students to enrol in their universities, Victoria University of Wellington is offering a host of Doctoral Scholarships. PhD students, starting their studies at the university can apply for these scholarships regardless of their discipline or field of study.

As per the notification, the scholarships are applicable to all PhD students at the university, including international students. It should be noted that the number of scholarship awards available after each round are limited.

Here are the important information regarding the scholarship opportunities available to an aspiring PhD student.

Level of Study

  • PhD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicable to all graduates from any University within or outside New Zealand.

  • Students wishing to enrol in the full-tim PhD programmes or have started their PhD study at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Students who have applied to study part-time are not eligible for the scholarship.

  • The Academic Staff from Victoria University of Wellington are not eligible for the scholarship.

  • Those holding a full scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington scholarship are restricted to 600 hours of employment per year, which should preferably be in a similar are of your study.

Number of Rounds

  • 3 Rounds throughout the year.

Scholarship Amount

  • Annual Stipend of NZ$27,500

  • Domestic Tuition Fees for upto 3 Years.

Selection Process for Wellington Scholarship

  • The Top ranking PhD students in any doctoral admission session will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

  • Aspiring candidates must display a strong academic records along with excellent academic references.

    • Candidates must also display the potential to carry out high quality research; or

    • Candidates must provide proof of previous publication record in high quality journals consistent with the education and education.

Number of Scholarship Awards Available in a Year

  • The University may offer an approximate of 110 scholarship awards every year.


  • Students will receive the scholarship for a duration of 3 years.

  • Any student who applied for the Wellington PhD Scholarship who has been enrolled with the university for more than 3 months, will have the max duration of scholarship reduced as considered correct and proper per the Victoria University Research Scholarships Committee.

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Additional Requirements/Considerations for Wellington PhD Scholarship

While the main selection criteria has been defined above, the university may take into account certain other considerations or qualifications to offer you the scholarship. For instance, if the research area of the applicant is in alignment with those of the Institute, School or Centre.

Different strategic decisions such as partnerships between institutions or research that possess a possible joint venture with other other research and business communities may also be some of the determining factors in the distribution of the scholarship awards.How to Apply for Wellington Doctoral Scholarship?

Those students who are interested in applying for the scholarship can follow the following steps on how to apply for the Wellington Doctoral Scholarship.

  • Prospective PhD students need not apply separately for the scholarship, as the university will automatically consider your applications, once you apply for full-time admissions.

  • Candidates who receive an Offer Letter without a scholarship award will be able to re-apply for the scholarship online through the official website.

  • Candidates who have already been enrolled will also be able to apply and/or re-apply for the Wellington Doctoral Scholarship through the official website.

Documents Required to Apply for Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship

All aspiring PhD students at Victoria University of Wellington who are interested in the Wellington Doctoral Scholarships must provide the appropriate documents. Among the lost of documents needed for the Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarship include all the official and valid documents of the previous academic record of the candidate.

Also Read: Flexible Pathway Initiative for International Students to Study in New Zealand

Applicants who have completed all of their previous studies at Victoria University of Wellington are exempted from this requirement.

Official notifications mentioned that the closing dates for the submission of the applications for the Wellington Doctoral Scholarships are 1st March, 1st July and 1st November. Candidates who have applied for the PhD Scholarships at the university will be notified of their results within the first 6 weeks of the closing date of applications.

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