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2024 Wellington PhD Scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.
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March 1, 2024

The 2024 Wellington Scholarship Program of the Victoria University of Wellington offers a fully funded opportunity for doctoral students of the university. 

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

Wellington Scholarship Program is estabished to encourage postgraduate research Victoria University of Wellington 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.

Type: PhD

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

There are 3 rounds each year; closing 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.

Number of Awards: 110

Value & Duration of Award: All offers of Wellington Scholarship Program consist of a $29,500 per annum stipend plus domestic tuition fees for up to three years.

Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington for more than six 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 Victoria University Research Scholarships Committee.

Eligible Field of Study: Architecture; Business and government; Design; Education; Engineering; Health; Humanities and Social Sciences; Law; Music; Technology; Science

Selection Criteria: The scholarships are offered to the top ranked candidates in any Doctoral admission and scholarship application round throughout the year. To be considered for a Wellington Doctoral Scholarship the applicant must have a strong academic record and excellent academic references, or:

  • demonstrated potential for high quality research; or
  • a record of publication in high quality journals commensurate with experience and education.

Eligible Countries: International Students


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

How To Apply:

You can start your application to do a PhD or Doctor of Musical Arts at any time under the Wellington Scholarship Program , but we only consider applications three times a year—the deadlines are 1 March, 1 July, and 1 November.

Applications for the Doctor of Education, Doctor of Health, Doctor of Nursing, and Doctor of Midwifery are considered once a year—the deadline is 1 November.

We strongly advise that you start your application as early as possible. If you haven’t completed your application by 4.30 pm (NZ time) on the day of the deadline, you will need to reapply in the following round.

Source: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/scholarships

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