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University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship 2022-2023

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship 2022-2023: The University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship provides funding to support doctoral students studying at the University of Otago.

The Scholarship is available to both domestic and international students. Candidates for professional doctorates, as well as the PhD, are welcome to apply.

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University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship 2022-2023.

Applicants must usually be:

  • seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification

Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research.

Value Doctor of Philosophy – NZ$28,600 stipend per annum plus a domestic tuition fees waiver  for 36 months (excludes student services fee and insurance)   Professional Doctorates (DClinDent, DMA, DBA, EDd) – NZ$28,600 stipend per annum plus a tuition fee waiver for up to 36 months capped at the domestic rate (excludes student services fee and insurance).
Number offered Up to 200 annually
Closing date Applicants can apply anytime


The University of Otago is now offering Doctoral Scholarships to the following offshore international students:

  • Those who can commence their research overseas, but please note these offers will be only for tuition fees while offshore; stipend payments will begin once you arrive in New Zealand and have activated a bank account. Stipends will NOT be backdated to the time of your award, and instead will cover the remaining tenure of your scholarship.
  • Australian or international students currently in Australia, whilst that country is designated a “safe-travel” zone to New Zealand.
  • International students granted permission to apply for a student visa via the critical worker pathway administered by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.
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If you are an international student who is currently overseas, and are not covered by the above categories, please be aware that the University is currently not making decisions on award of Doctoral scholarships, until there is more certainty around when you will be able to enter New Zealand. We are regularly reviewing the situation, and in the meantime you are still able to apply for a Doctoral Scholarship – your application will be assessed and placed on hold until a decision is able to be made.

Guaranteed Doctoral Scholarships for high-achieving domestically-trained students

If you are a straight A student (GPA of 8 – ‘A’ grade) or higher, who has completed an Honours or Master’s degree with an appropriate research component from a New Zealand university then you are likely to be guaranteed a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.

How to apply University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.

Applications for doctoral scholarships are made online through the eVision portal and can be made at any time of the year. Once you have applied for admission to your programme you will receive an alert in your student portal inviting you to apply for a scholarship.

DClinDent applicants

Invitations to apply for the University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship will be sent out via eVision once admission to the DClinDent programme has been confirmed, usually in October of the year of application. A decision regarding the scholarship application will be made in late November or December in the same year.

If you are a second year student who has completed the papers year of the DClinDent programme please contact the Scholarships Office for details on how to apply.

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Reapplying for a scholarship

University of Otago Scholarships are extremely competitive and the decision of the Scholarships Selection Committee on a scholarship application is normally definitive. A student can look at reapplying if they have something new to add to a previous application.

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Potential applicants must seek permission from the Scholarships Office to reapply. Please email scholarships@otago.ac.nz with a request to reapply. Please include your full name, student ID number, and evidence of the new material which you are adding to your previous application. Permission for reapplication will only be granted once the reapplication request has been reviewed by the Scholarships Committee Representative.

If approval for reapplication is granted, an invitation to apply for funding will be sent to your eVision portal.

Tel 0800 80 80 98
Email scholarships@otago.ac.nz

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