DWC Scholarship

    We are offering 20 fully-funded PhD scholarships across our major research themes (http://www.doddwalls.ac.nz/wawcs0138247/Research-Overview.html):
    • Photonic Sensing and Imaging

    • Photonic Sources and Components

    • Quantum Fluids and Gases

    • Quantum Manipulation and Information

    The closing date for the current round of PhD scholarships is 31 July 2015; however scholarships will be offered on a rolling basis and will be available until filled. see http://www.doddwalls.ac.nz/wawcs0138334/Opportunities.html for details
    • Scholarships are available for pursuing a PhD at Auckland, Otago, Massey, Canterbury or Victoria Universities.

    • The major criteria are excellence and experience in one of our research areas.

    • A PhD can be started at any time, and students generally complete in 3-4 years.

    • International PhD students pay the same costs as domestic students and are eligible for scholarships.

    Why choose us?
    Scholarships are provided for students accepted to our programmes, and other funding is available for travel, to support participation in our own events and schools and to enable international conference attendance.
    The Dodd-Walls Centre has significant government investment to support research, industry initiatives, and educational programmes. We regularly host international conferences and distinguished visitors, and provide students and postdoctoral fellows with opportunities to be involved.
    Students also have the opportunity to participate and take leadership roles in a variety of groups and events, including Student chapters of the Optical Society of America, the KOALA conference, and DWC-sponsored events. Have a look at our DWC students and activities through one of the student OSA chapters (http://www.doddwalls.ac.nz/wawcs0138333/DWC-Students.html and http://www.otago.ac.nz/physics/postgraduate/current-students/physics-postgraduate-student-activities.html).


    For acceptance into the PhD programme students must have a degree with a substantial research component and an appropriate GPA. They must also meet the English Language requirements of the University they will be joining.New Zealand and overseas students can apply for this scholarship.


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    Scholarships are awarded for the duration of three years. The scholarship will provide a stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum and meet the costs of tuition fees. The recipient will be responsible for paying the student levy and for international insurance, if applicable.

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