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PhD International Scholarships in Chemistry, New Zealand

The University of Auckland is providing financial support to high-achieving students through its PhD International Scholarships in Chemistry in New Zealand for the academic year 2022-2023.

This scholarship is offered for research to develop novel anti-Phytophthora molecules through combining organic chemistry and peptide synthesis. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland and supervised by A/Prof. Viji Sarojini.

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Fantastic programme for students who want to complete a doctoral degree in New Zealand.

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Why choose to study at the University of Auckland? It has world-class teaching with highly qualified and experienced teachers and research excellence from a global leader in Pacific research. Studying with them helps you maintain family links and traditional values while giving you the qualifications to get a better job.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Auckland
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: $28,500
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in New Zealand.


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects:  PhD degree in chemistry offered by the university.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the given criteria:
  •  Applicants with an excellent academic record and experience in sustainable organic synthesis methods and techniques
  • Applicants must have completed a significant research project, dissertation or thesis, at the postgraduate level and have good organisation and communication skills. In addition, applicants need to have completed a BSc(honours) or a Masters degree in Chemistry
  • Applicants must be physically in New Zealand to be able to undertake this research.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants must take admission at the university after that they can apply for the scholarship.
  • Supporting Documents: Send a resume, academic record, and the names and contact details of two Referees
    to: [email protected] with “PhD, anti-Phytophthora Research” in the subject line.
  •  Admission Requirements: Applicants should satisfy the requirements for admission as a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland.
  • Language Requirement: If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency.


The successful candidate will be funded under an MBIE Smart Ideas research project and enrolled at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The scholarship provides a generous non-taxed living allowance of NZ$28,500 per annum plus the PhD tuition fee for three years.

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