Value Doctor of PhilosophyĀ – NZ$27,000 stipend per annum plus a domestic tuition fees waiverĀ  for 36 months (excludes student services fee and insurance) Ā Ā Professional DoctoratesĀ (DClinDent, DMA, DBA, EDd) – NZ$27,000 stipend per annum plus a tuition fee waiver for up to 36 months capped at the domestic rate (excludes student services fee and insurance).
Number offered Up to 200 annually
Closing date Applicants can apply anytime



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.

Applicants must usually be:

  • seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification


Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicantā€™s potential for research.

Further information on how to apply for this scholarship is available elsewhere on this website.


Download the University of Otago Postgraduate Research Scholarship regulations.Ā (PDF, 386KB)


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