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ValueNZ $18,204 stipend per annum (Master's); NZ $32,544 per annum (PhD); domestic tuition fee waiver (excludes student services fee)
Number offeredVaries – normally one Masters and one PhD scholarship per annum
Closing dateApplicants can apply any time; however, all PhD applications will be reviewed after 30 November each year for the following year's scholarships. Master's scholarship applications will be reviewed in late March each year.


Established in 1990 in memory of the wife of Dr William Evans.  A generous bequest by the late Dr William Evans enabled the University of Otago in 1946 to establish the William Evans fund for the promotion and encouragement of learning and scholarship.

The scholarship may be held by a woman candidate who is eligible to enrol for a doctoral degree, although, in exceptional circumstances, the Scholarship may be held by a Master's candidate.  The purposes of the Scholarship are to encourage postgraduate study and research by women, especially in disciplines in which women are under-represented, and to assist women who have had a career break to return to University for updating or retraining.

Applicants must be:

  • obtaining their first research Master's or Doctoral qualification
  • a domestic fee paying student

The Scholarship may be held by a part-time candidate. In such cases tenure and emolument will be on a pro rata basis.

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 at the following links:


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