University of Waikato in New Zealand Doctoral Scholarship

Deadline: 31 May 2020
Open to:
New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students
Benefits: up to USD 25,000 pa + domestic tuition fees and Student Services Levy


Purpose of the scholarships  – To support excellence in postgraduate research, up to 75 University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarships will be awarded each year to high-achieving candidates applying for admission to an approved doctoral qualification at the University of Waikato.


  • The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
  • The Scholarship is for candidates enrolling in a doctoral qualification, i.e. a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Doctor of Education (EdD), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), at the University of Waikato.
  • Candidates will normally be seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification.
  • Candidates should normally be intending to study full-time at the University of Waikato
  • Candidates employed by the University of Waikato will not be eligible for the Scholarship, except when permission is granted in accordance with Clause 2.5.1


The value of the Scholarship shall be:

  • A living allowance of USD 25,000 in total every 12 months, payable in monthly installments for up to 36 months (three years) in total.
  • The living allowance is paid on a pro-rata basis for approved part time students.
  • The domestic tuition fees for enrollment in the doctoral qualification during the term of the Scholarship; and
  • The Student Services Levy.

Any additional costs such as medical insurance, moving costs, and research expenses must be met by the student.

How to Apply?

Applications will be considered in three rounds a year. Candidates who wish to be considered for a Scholarship must submit a complete Application to Enrol by 31 January, 31 May, or 30 September in order to be considered.

For more information, please visit the official web page.