Victoria University Wellington Doctoral Scholarship for International Students 2023

Deadline: 1st of March, 2023

Victoria University of Wellington offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

These scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington. All offers of Wellington Doctoral Scholarships consist of a $29,500 per annum stipend plus domestic tuition fees for up to three years.

The scholarships are offered to the top ranked candidates in any Doctoral admission and scholarship application round throughout the year. To be considered for a Wellington Doctoral Scholarship the applicant must have a strong academic record and excellent academic references, or:

  • Demonstrated potential for high quality research; or
  • A record of publication in high quality journals commensurate with experience and education. 


To be eligible for Victoria University Wellington Doctoral Scholarship, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be international students
  • Applicants for a Doctorate (PhD)
  • These scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand
  • Who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD)
  • Applicants who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington


 Interested candidates applying to do a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington and apply for funding to do so is also available from the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research website. General information about doctoral study is also available from this website.

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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