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These new awards were established by the Trustees of the Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust to support a year of research for non-MBChB students. Up to three awards may be made in any one year. The current value of the award is $7,500 per student.

Applicants must be a NZ citizen or NZ permanent resident, and be accepted by the University of Otago as a candidate for the following degrees:

  • BSc (Hons) in a health sciences discipline
  • BBioMedSc (Hons)
  • BDentTech (Hons)
  • BDS (Hons)
  • BRT (Hons)
  • BPharm (Hons)
  • BPhty (Hons)

Written applications outlining the topic of research to be undertaken, and a curriculum vitae must be received by the PVC by the specified closing date.

Application process

Write a letter using the template:

Cover letter template (DOCX)

Then send it with your CV to:


Application Guidelines for the Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust Scholarships in Medical and Health Sciences (PDF)

2023 applications close: Monday 4 December 2023

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