$10,000 PhD GWNZ Fellowships at Graduate Women in New Zealand 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on June 2, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    New Zealand
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    9000 - 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details


    [email protected]


    GWNZ National Executive PO Box 2006 Wellington 6140

GWNZ Fellowships offered by the Graduate Women New Zealand are now available for application for the academic year of 2022-2023. GWNZ Fellowships aims to recognize outstanding women by providing assistance towards their education costs to help them pursue their doctoral degrees and empowering them with education to be more prepared for their future careers and personal goals.

As we know, supporting and empowering women is very important to achieving gender equality. This is one of the great things about GWNZ and something you can potentially add to your elevator offering! Empower young advocates and educate them about gender equality. Encouraging this can also help expand the reach of an organization.

Fellowship Award History 

During the NZFUW Dominion Conference in 1929, the possibility of establishing a scholarship in New Zealand was discussed. The Fund was opened at the NZFUW conference in January 1932. While its main objective was to promote higher education for women, NZFUW also wanted to promote IFUW’s main goal of promoting international friendship and understanding.

By 1949 the capital fund had reached £4,000 and an agreement was reached to offer members of the British Federation of University Women a prize of £300 a year to receive the prize in New Zealand in gratitude for their excellent work during the 1939-1945 war The first recipient was Miss Ayla Campbell, a Masters in Geography. The fund was built with alumni branches and charities from across New Zealand who donate money each year.

Scholarship Provider: Graduate Women New Zealand

About the Provider 

Graduate Women New Zealand aims to empower women with the help of education, communities, and advocacy. They provide women around the world access to their higher education, and over $1 million worth of scholarship funds in 2018, advocating the changes to the equality for women and their rights.

Graduate Women New Zealand was founded in 1921. Its goal is to empower women through education. Through their relationship with Graduate Women International, they become advisors to the United Nations and its agencies. GWNZ is a national body that provides leadership and space for the industry to grow and develop. They are funded by GWNZ branches and affiliated charities.

All women can count on a welcoming and friendly community with an excellent support system for all local and international students. They offer graduates a platform to exchange ideas and information and expand their network.

Scholarship Summary

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicant’s Nationality: Local and International
  • Degree Level: Ph.D. degree
  • Field: Any chosen field of the applicant
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: NA
  • Scholarship Benefits: $5,000 to $10,000
  • Scholarship Country: New Zealand
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Gender Specification: Female


Before proceeding with the application, the applicants must meet the following:

  • Must be a female applicant, local or international student.
  • Must be admitted or enrolled in a Ph.D. degree at an approved university or institution in New Zealand or internationally.
  • A citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • The candidates must not hold any scholarship from the Graduate Women New Zealand Scholarships or any charitable scholarships.
  • Must have good academic records and can demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Willingness to further their higher education and be one of the students who can motivate other females.

Selection Criteria 

  • Academic Achievements
  • Leadership skills
  • Proposed study
  • Academic Profile
  • Potential impact on the community
  • Financial Issues

Application Process 

Interested female applicants must be able to access the provided application portal of the Graduate Women New Zealand. At the application portal, the applicants must fill in their personal details.

Required Documents 

As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit the following documents in PDF format.

  • Proof of residency status
  • 250 words to summarize your application purpose.
  • Proposed research or study, must make sure that you will include the qualification, institution, course, start date, and year of the Ph.D. degree.
  • Official transcript of records
  • Curriculum Vitae which also includes the updated qualifications, a list of the recent publications, activities related to the application, and interests.
  • Two referees
  • In 100 words, applicants must describe their previous achievements.
  • Financial Circumstances, by doing this you can use the portal’s budget templates.
  • Potential Impact, you must outline in 100 words the impact of your studies on the community, professional achievements, and the woman and the organization.

Application Important Note 

  • The Graduate Women of New Zealand will not be accepted late and incomplete applications.
  • The selection evaluation will be evaluated by the GWNZ members and their decision on the awards will be final.
  • GWNZ reserves the right not to offer scholarships if there is no suitable candidate.
  • Candidate contact details will be stored until the selection process is complete
  • The contact details of the successful candidate will be saved for ongoing communication
  • Contact details of failed candidates will not be saved.
  • All applications will be rejected after the selection process is complete.
  • GWNZ is unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Applicants must agree to the terms and conditions applied to the scholarship award.

Scholarship Award

The successful applicants will be receiving a total value of $5,000 to up to $10,000 to be used towards their educational expenses.

Successful applicants must provide a detailed on their profile and a good photo for the public announcement of the awards and to promote the scholarship. Must be able to agree to the publication and publicity during the scholarship period.

The beneficiary of the awards are also required to provide their academic results in a yearly report, all reports must describe how the scholarship value has been used towards their education.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until June 30, 2022. The scholarship will be offered annually to the deserving female students who can demonstrate their academic achievements and their potentials.

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