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ValueNZ$18,204 stipend per annum (Master's); NZ$32,544 stipend per annum (PhD) plus domestic tuition fee waiver (excludes student services fee)
Number offered Varies - the scholarship will be offered subject to available funds
Currently available for Master’s students only
Closing dateApplicants can apply anytime


Established in 1920 by a bequest from the late Peter Smeaton.

The scholarship may be held only by a student of Experimental Science.  (In cases of uncertainty, the Otago Scholarships Committee shall determine whether or not a proposed topic of research falls within the area of Experimental Science).

Applicants must be:

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

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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