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ValueNZ$18,204 stipend per annum plus domestic tuition fee waiver (excludes student services fee)
Number offeredVaries - the scholarship will be offered subject to available funds
Closing dateApplicants can apply anytime


Established from funds made available in 1953 by a bequest from J. Waddell Smith and in 1977 by a bequest from Miss Ida G. White in memory of her father, David Renfrew White, former Principal of Dunedin Teacher's College and Professor of Education from 1909 to 1912.

The Scholarship may be held only by a recent Otago graduate in Education who has had at least two years' teaching experience and who will be undertaking postgraduate study in  Education.

The recipient of the Scholarship must, within one calendar month of the date of its award, declare his or her intention of continuing in the profession of teaching in New Zealand after the expiry of the Scholarship.

Applicants must be:

  • obtaining their first Master's qualification
  • domestic student
  • undertaking research in the field of Education

Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant's potential for research.

Further information on how to apply for this scholarship is available elsewhere on this website


Download the University of Otago Postgraduate Research Scholarship Regulations (PDF)

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