Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarships in New Zealand, 2018

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The Victoria University of Wellington is offering 35 doctoral scholarships for New Zealand and international students. These scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral or PhD degree programme.

University’s aim is to provide a learning environment to help students achieve their full potential, but they will also provide support if they have difficulties.

Victoria University has a tradition of fostering strong global links in teaching and research and programmes of national significance and international quality.

Victoria’s English language requirements are strict and not negotiable. If student’s first language is not English, they must provide evidence of English proficiency before they will be accepted as a PhD candidate.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline:  March 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral or PhD degree at Victoria University. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in any discipline.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarships include a $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees.
  • Number of Scholarships: 35 scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: New Zealand and international
  • Scholarship can be taken in the New Zealand

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: New Zealand and international students can apply for Victoria Doctoral Scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • 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.
    • These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.
    • 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.
  • English Language Requirements:  Victoria’s English language requirements are strict and not negotiable. If student’s first language is not English, they must provide evidence of English proficiency before they will be accepted as a PhD candidate. Requirements are:
    • TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5, or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the Internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; or
    • IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or
    • CAE grade B; or
    • a minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English proficiency programme test.

International Scholarships

Application Procedure:

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.

How to Apply: Applications for admission as a PhD student and for Victoria Doctoral Scholarships should be made online. All applicants will need to provide:

  • A 2000-word sample of their academic writing in English
  • Copies of their academic transcript/s and degree certificates
  • A copy of their Diploma Supplement (applicants from EU countries only)
    International students must provide:
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Translations of official documents (certified by an accredited translator)

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