NZ$27,000 University of Otago New Zealand 2022 Doctoral Scholarship

Written by David on February 4, 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

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    PO Box 56 Dunedin 9054 New Zealand Tel 64 3 479 3077 Fax 64 3 479 5650

International candidates interested in pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Otago in New Zealand are invited to apply for University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023. The University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships will grant a stipend of NZ$ 27,000 each year, as well as a 36-month free of domestic tuition fees (excludes student services fee and insurance).

Doctoral Scholarships are awarded by the University Council of the University of Otago, on the suggestion of the Senate, to individuals pursuing supervised doctoral studies at this university. These scholarships are often only given to individuals pursuing their first doctoral degree. Only one fully funded University of Otago PhD scholarship is available to candidates.


About the Scholarship:

The Otago Provincial Council passed an ordinance in 1869 that established the University of Otago. The institution was given 100,000 acres of land and the right to issue degrees in medicine, the arts, music, and law at first. The university first opened its doors in July 1871, with only three faculty members and a facility on the Princess Street site of John Wickliffe House. Otago Business School, Division of Health Sciences, Division of Humanities, and Division of Sciences are the four academic departments that make up the university today.

The institution is spread over four sites in New Zealand. The main campus in Dunedin houses central administration, the Otago Business School, and the science, humanities, and health sciences departments. The Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences is located on the Christchurch campus. Distance learning, postgraduate education, research, and clinical education are all based on the campus. The Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences is located on campus, as well as the Wellington City Office, which is in charge of admissions, summer school, alumni administration, business networking, and research. Children’s issues, distance education, liaison, and course information are all handled by the Auckland campus. The Southland campus in Invercargill offers a variety of teacher education programs. Finance, economics, entrepreneurship, business, management, marketing, medicine, pharmacy, law, arts, social sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, zoology, botany, and computer science are among the graduate-level, Ph.D., and postgraduate-level programs offered at the University of Otago. There are around 18,000 students and 4,000 employees at the university. The university tries to equip students with a worldwide perspective and employment chances overseas, with a high population of international students and strong links with several international institutions. Sonia, the university’s student placement system allows students to gain practical experience and enhance their professional abilities in order to secure positions with top firms. The university already has a network of over 100,000 alumni spread over 142 countries. The university is home to a number of well-known figures. GoSkills, an e-learning startup, is co-founded by Bhavneet Chahal. Hayden Paddon, the Hyundai team driver in the World Rally Championship, has Katie Lane as his media manager (WRC). Dr. Maria Pozza is New Zealand’s first space lawyer who specializes in space law. Mark Orton has screened programmes including High Country Rescue and has worked on documentaries for the Discovery Channel, Natural History New Zealand, TVNZ, and National Geographic. He is now working on a series of documentaries for the Al Jazeera network. The university’s alumni network includes many more successful persons. The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university. It began in 1871 on a 100,000-acre plot of land with only three professors, and in 1872 it received further investment, allowing it to offer new courses and broaden the scope of current ones. Law and medicine courses began in 1873 and 1875, respectively, with more courses added afterwards. In 1907, a separate school for teaching ‘Dentistry’ opened, followed by the ‘Home Science School’ in 1911. Since then, this university has continued to add new courses and curriculum. This university is now a popular alternative for students interested in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of fields. The student population surpassed 20,000 in 2016, and thousands of students have applied for the courses each year since then. The Otago Provincial Council is the university’s governing body, and the Council’s current structure was developed afterwards. This university has received 5-star plus ratings, the maximum attainable in terms of teaching and research. In terms of educational performance, it is likewise regarded as one of the best in New Zealand. It also boasts an unrivaled teaching record, as evidenced by its achievement in the National Teaching Examination.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Otago

Host Country(s):  New Zealand

Scholarship Worth: NZ$27,000

Study Level: PhD

Nationality:  International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  1. A stipend of NZ$27,000 per year for a doctor of philosophy. Waiver of domestic fees for 36 months. (This does not include the student services fee or insurance)
  2. Professional Doctorates (DClinDent, DMA, DBA, EDd): a stipend of NZ$27,000 per year is available. Waiver of college fees for 36 months, capped at the domestic rate (excludes student services fee and insurance)


Eligibility for Scholarship 

Candidates must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships:

  1. English is a required language.
  2. Eligible Countries: Any country in the world
  3. Applicants must have earned a Master’s degree through papers and thesis. Furthermore, all relevant advanced level papers that contribute to the degree and thesis must be graded.
  4. However, for applicants with prior qualifications from other colleges, the University will generate a GPA score based on the papers and grades on the applicant’s academic transcripts that it deems to be the most appropriate.
  5. Similarly, the applicant’s research potential or track record.
  6. The relevant Head of Department’s advice, recommendation, and/or ranking.
  7. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply for Otago University’s Doctoral Scholarships. International students, on the other hand, will receive the scholarship at the domestic rate.



The Fully Funded University of Otago New Zealand 2022 Doctoral Scholarship  is open to all international students


Application Procedure

Please follow the steps below to apply for University of Otago Doctoral Scholarships:

Candidates can apply for the University of Otago’s Doctoral Scholarship using the eVision portal on the university’s website. You will receive an alert in your student portal encouraging you to apply for a scholarship once you have applied for admission to your program.

If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected] with the topic ‘Women in STEM’ in the subject line.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for  Fully Funded University of Otago New Zealand 2022 Doctoral Scholarship is currently open.


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