|Value||Doctor of Philosophy - NZ$25,000 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$25,000 stipend per annum plus a tuition fee waiver for up to 36 months capped at the domestic rate (excludes student services fee and insurance).|
|Closing date||Applicants can apply anytime|
The University of Otago Pacific Island Doctoral Scholarship provides funding to support indigenous Pacific Island 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.
Applicants must be:
- of indigenous Pacific Island descent
- seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification
Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research.
The university was created by a committee led by Thomas Burns, and officially established by an ordinance of the Otago Provincial Council in 1869. The university accepted its first students in July 1871, making it the oldest university in New Zealand and third-oldest in Oceania. Between 1874 and 1961 the University of Otago was a part of the federal University of New Zealand, and issued degrees in its name.