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ValueNZ$25,000 stipend per annum, plus tuition fees (up to a maximum of $9,000 per annum)
Number offeredOne
Closing date28 October


The Postgraduate Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology was established as a Faculty of Medicine Scholarship in 2004 with funds provided from the New Zealand Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society. These funds, first gifted in 1931, had initially provided travel scholarships when postgraduate training in the discipline was commonly carried out overseas. The establishment of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG) in 1998 meant that postgraduate training towards membership of RANZCOG became commonly undertaken in New Zealand, and this led to the initial amendments to the scholarship, with overseas travel no longer required. The scholarship was further amended to remove restrictions on part-time study in 2014.

The Scholarship is intended to provide support for Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees to carry out research in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health whilst enrolled at the University of Otago for a graduate research degree, such as a Master of Medical Science (MMedSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It is desirable, but not compulsory, that the research be carried out at the University of Otago.

Applicants must be:

  • medical graduates (normally Registrars enrolled in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Integrated Training Programme, or Members or Fellows of the College)
  • enrolled in, or intending to enrol in a research Master's degree or PhD, normally towards a topic in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Women's Health


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