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Doctoral (Including PhD) Scholarships

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University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship

$25,000 plus tuition fee waiver for thesis doctoral students.

Alliance Group Postgraduate Scholarship

$27,500 plus tuition fee waiver for thesis doctoral students.

Bamforth Postgraduate Scholarship

$13,000 per year plus tuition fee waiver for 1 year of Master's study and $25,000 per year plus a tuition fee waiver for 3 years, for PhD study.

Bruggeman Postgraduate Scholarship in Classics

Postgraduate funding to support Classics students.

Douglass D Crombie Award in Physics

PhD funding to support physics research.

Gilbert M Tothill Scholarship in Psychological Medicine

Student conducting research in Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine or a related field. $10,000 per year.

Postgraduate Tassell Scholarship in Cancer Research

PhD scholarship funding to supporting cancer research.

The Dr Stella Cullington Postgraduate Scholarship in Ophthalmology

Up to $5,000 scholarship for students intending to enrol for a MOphth or PhD in Ophthalmology at the University of Otago

University of Otago Special Health Research Scholarship

$25,000 plus tuition fee waiver for thesis doctoral students.

Williamson Medical Research PhD Scholarship

PhD scholarship funding to support study in the field of medical research.

Brooker Travel and helloworld Doctoral Travel Scholarships

Travel funding to support PhD students at the University of Otago.

Built Environment and Active Transport PhD Scholarship

PhD funding for working on the “Built Environment and Active Transport to School: BEATS Study”

The Joan, Arthur & Helen Thacker Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarship

Funding to support students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

University of Otago Māori Doctoral Scholarship

$25,000 plus tuition fee waiver for Māori thesis PhD students.

University of Otago Pacific Island Doctoral Scholarship

$25,000 plus tuition fee waiver for indigenous Pacific Island thesis doctoral students.

Noni Wright Scholarship

Funds to support postgraduate research in Theatre Studies.

Dr Sulaiman Daud 125th Jubilee Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarship funding to support students from Malaysia.

Fanny Evans Postgraduate Scholarship for Women

Scholarship funds to help women postgraduate students.

James Park Scholarship in Geology

Postgraduate funding to support research in the area of New Zealand mineral resources.

Macandrew-Stout Postgraduate Scholarship in Economics

Funding to support postgraduate students studying Economics.

Senior Smeaton Scholarship in Experimental Science

Funds to support postgraduate study in Experimental Science.

University of Otago China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarship

For PhD candidates who are supported by the China Scholarship Council.

University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship

PhD funding to support doctoral research in the study of literature.

Waddell Smith Postgraduate Scholarship

$2,000 towards postgraduate study in Education.

Angus Ross Travel Scholarship in History

$1,000 to support PhD students who are studying history.

Brenda Shore Award for Women

Up to $15,000 for women who are studying the natural sciences at postgraduate level.

Demand response in the agricultural sector PhD Scholarship

PhD funding for a project on demand response in the agricultural sector – a socio-technical study.

Diane Campbell-Hunt Memorial Award

$1,000 towards the best paper that makes a contribution to New Zealand conservation.

Elizabeth Jean Trotter Postgraduate Research Travelling Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences

Funding to support travel to a conference, workshop, or laboratory for postgraduate students undertaking research in Biomedical Sciences.

Elman Poole Travelling Scholarship

PhD Travel Scholarship for students in their second or third year of study at the University of Otago.

New Zealand Scholarships at the University of Otago

Scholarships to support students from developing countries study at New Zealand universities.

The Eamon Cleary Trust Postgraduate Study Scholarship

Postgraduate scholarship funding to support research in Irish Studies.

The Robinson Dorsey Postgraduate Scholarship

Funding to support Human Nutrition and Physiology students returning to study. 

The Roche Hanns Möhler Doctoral Scholarship

Scholarship funding to aid in completion of a Brain Health Research Centre PhD student.

University of Otago Academic General Practitioner Registrar PhD Scholarship

The scholarship aims to help establish research capability among a new generation of General Practitioners by supporting the achievement of a Doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Otago as well as vocational registration as a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).

University of Otago Doctorate in Medical Education Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to provide support for clinically qualified health care professionals with an interest in medical education to undertake research at PhD level.

University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Funding to support postgraduate study in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Rhodes Scholarship

Scholarship funds for PhD study at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Fulbright Scholarships

Funds to support study in the US.

Freemasons Scholarships

Scholarship funding to support students who contribute to their community.

HOPE Selwyn Foundation Scholarship

$6,000 to support postgraduate students undertaking research into ageing and its effects on individuals and society.

Helen Rosa Thacker Scholarship in Neurological Research

Funding to support PhD neurological research.

Nga Pae O Te Maramatanga Doctoral Scholarships

PhD funding to support the advancement of Māori and indigenous research excellence.