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ValueTuition fee waiver for up to 4 years, full time study only and a top-up of the China Scholarship Council Scholarship monthly stipend to the value of an University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship stipend
Number offeredVaries - the scholarship will be offered subject to available funds
Closing dateApplicants can apply anytime


Established in 2016 in conjunction with the China Scholarship Council, this scholarship provides a tuition fee waiver for up to 4 years, for full-time PhD study and a supplementary stipend to ensure that each China Scholarship Council doctoral scholarship student receives the stipend equivalent in value to that received by recipients of a standard University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.  This scholarship is open to PhD candidates supported by the China Scholarship Council.

Applicants must:

  • meet the eligibility standards set by the China Scholarship Council to apply for and receive one of its scholarships awarded under their scheme with Otago. Please refer to the official website of the China Scholarship Council for more information.
  • have admission into the PhD programme at the University of Otago.


Download the University of Otago Postgraduate Research Scholarship Regulations.

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