Must be a graduate of any university within or outside of New Zealand;
Academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University.
The Victoria University of Wellington is offering its thrity-five (35) Victoria Doctoral Scholarships to students wishing to start a doctoral degree at its facilities in New Zealand. These scholarshis include a NZD $23.500 award and tuition fees paiment for up to three years. It is offered to the top ranked candidates in any Doctoral admission and scholarship application round throughout the year, the next application deadline is due to November 1, 2016.
History or background of award
To encourage postgraduate research Victoria offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.
Purpose of award
These Scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington.
The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University.
Please note:It is very important to refer to website for regulations and further process requirements regarding application for this scholarship.
Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic record from other institutions with this application.
The University Research Scholarships Committee, a sub-committee of the University Research Council.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
Offers of Victoria PhD Scholarships will be made approximately six weeks after each closing date in March, July and November of the year of application. Because some applicants may in the event decline the offer of a Scholarship with the result that further offers have to be made, it is possible that some applicants will not be finally notified of the success or otherwise of their applications three months after application. Please provide a clear and correct email address.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Scholarship recipients must sign a Postgraduate Scholarships Contract agreeing to abide by the attached regulations. Recipients shall be required to devote themselves full-time to their programme of research during the tenure of the scholarship and may not hold a position of emolument without the approval of the University Scholarships Committee. Approval may be given for scholarship recipients to undertake paid employment (usually tutoring) for up to a further 400 hours in addition to their contribution in any one calendar year. All requests to undertake part-time employment must be supported in writing by the supervisor.
Once the period of tenure of a scholarship has commenced, the University Scholarships Committee may, at its sole discretion, grant a scholarship recipient a deferment of their scholarship for a period not exceeding one year. In most cases such a deferment will coincide with a formal suspension from their doctoral enrollment.
A scholarship shall be terminated if a scholarship recipient ceases to resume the aforesaid programme of research within one month of the last day of the period of the deferment.
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