UC Doctoral Scholarship

  • PHD
  • EUR 1650

These scholarships support students for study towards a research doctoral degree at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

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  • Candidates must have completed an appropriate qualification at a level judged to be equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree with first-class honours at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (equivalent to a UC GPA of at least 7.0).
  • In making the recommendations, the Amo Rangahau | Dean of Postgraduate Research (or nominee)
  • considers the following, in descending order of priority:
  • Academic achievement
  • The quality of the institution and programme pertaining to the candidate’s qualifying degree(s), and the candidate’s prior relevant research experience, research publications, and other outputs, and strategic objectives of the University.

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The scholarship provides financial assistance at a value of NZ$28,000 per 120 points of thesis enrolment. In addition to the stipend, the scholarship covers tuition fees for thesis enrolment only, at the Aotearoa New Zealand domestic rate.


To apply for doctoral admission and the UC Doctoral Scholarship you will require the following:

Supervisor: Evidence of contact with your supervisor, such as email communication, which confirms their availability and support of your application. Your application will not be considered unless you have had discussions with a potential supervisor and they have confirmed that they have the resources available to supervise your research at UC. You can find a supervisor at our online research portal. Please visit https://researchprofile.canterbury.ac.nz/ to begin your search.

Academic Documents: Degree certificate/diploma, full academic transcript (please provide both individual semester-wise transcripts, as well as consolidated results, where available), and grading scale, for all tertiary-level qualifications.

Curriculum Vitae: This should include academic history, work history and any relevant research experience.

Thesis: If your thesis was submitted in English, please include the full thesis. If your thesis was submitted in a language other than English, please include the thesis abstract.

Evidence of English Language Proficiency (if applicable).

Identity Document: A copy of the personal details pages from your passport. If you do not yet hold a passport, then a copy of your birth certificate or national identity card may be provided instead.