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Williamson Medical Research PhD Scholarship

Aquinas students
ValueNZ $25,000 stipend per annum plus domestic student fee waiver (excludes student services fee and insurance)
Number offeredVaries - the scholarship will be offered subject to available funds
Closing dateApplicants can apply anytime (Note: the scholarship will usually be offered once every three years; funding is currently unavailable until 2020)


Established in 2013 through the estate of Colin Williamson, this scholarship is intended for high-calibre students seeking a PhD in any area of medical research. Colin Williamson was a pharmacist who began his studies at Otago and completed his degree at Canterbury.

The scholarship may be held by PhD candidates studying towards a PhD in the field of medical research. Applicants must have previously completed a medical degree and be New Zealand citizens (preference will be given to New Zealand–born applicants). The scholarship shall be awarded by the University of Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine.

Applicants must usually be:

  • seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification
  • undertaking medical research
  • New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Residence Class Visa Holder

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, 386KB)