2025 Doctoral Scholarship at The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Closing date: 31 Dec 2024

Student type: Domestic and International students are eligible for this scholarship program.

Level of study: Postgraduate (Research)

Study area: Arts, Business / Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, Health, Engineering, Law, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Science, Social Sciences

Scholarship value: Up to $30,000 per year for up to 36 months + domestic tuition fees and Student Services Levy

Description: The University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship was established to support excellence in postgraduate research. No set number are available each year and the number awarded is dependent on the pool of funding available.

To provide financial assistance to high-achieving candidates with an Offer of Place in an approved higher research degree qualification at the University of Waikato.


To be eligible, candidates must:

1. be a New Zealand Citizen, New Zealand Permanent Resident, New Zealand Resident Class Visa holder, Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident domiciled in New Zealand, or an international student.

2. have submitted a complete Application to Enrol and have received an Offer of Place into a doctoral qualification at the University of Waikato (i.e., a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Health Science (DHSc), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), or Part 2 of a Doctor of Education (EdD)

3. normally be seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification.

4. normally be intending to study full-time at the University of Waikato.

5. not be employed by the University of Waikato. However, employment as a sessional assistant, or similar, may be permitted, provided the hours worked do not contravene Clause 5.

6. Candidates may only be considered a maximum of two times for a University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship. .

How to apply:  apply online 

More info: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/study/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/university-of-waikato-doctoral-scholarship/