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PhD opportunities at University of Otago, Wellington

UOW PhD Scholarships 2017

Applications due 10 July 2017

We have a fantastic opportunity coming up for two new doctoral scholarships beginning in the second half of 2017. The scholarships will provide payment for student tuition fees and a stipend (NZ$25,000 per annum for three years for a full-time doctoral scholarship; NZ$12,500 per annum for six years for a part-time doctoral scholarship). These scholarships are only available to PhD candidates with a primary supervisor employed by UOW—make the most of this opportunity!

Guidelines and application form for UOW PhD Scholarships 2017 (PDF)

Completion of doctoral (PhD) study indicates that a student has undertaken a piece of original research at a level which develops the chosen discipline and contributes new knowledge to society. In doing so the student develops as an independent researcher and as a potential intellectual leader in his or her field. At the University of Otago, Wellington we are committed to providing doctoral level research training of the highest calibre.


For further information on PhD study contact

Trevor Williams, Postgraduate Liaison Officer
Tel 64 4 3855543

How to apply for a PhD

All the information required to apply for a PhD at the University of Otago is can be found on the PhD website There is an explanation here of how to apply for PhD admisison.

This contains information on an Otago PhD, explanations of processes and electronic copies of all relevant forms for PhD administration. Also an electronic copy of the PhD Handbook.

General enquiries about the PhD programme can be directed to the Postgraduate Office in the first instance.

Scholarships information

The University of Otago's scholarships information page and the searchable scholarships database can be found at