PhD Scholarships in New Zealand

PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect University of Canterbury (UC) in partnership with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)-  is inviting PhD scholarship applications for both New Zealand and international students to study at University of Canterbury (UC) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The aim of the scholarship is to motivate the investigation the potential for phage-derived enzymes to be used as an intervention against bacterial pathogens of importance to food, water, and medicine.

The University of Canterbury in Christchurch is New Zealand’s second oldest university. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Degree Level: The scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: The scholarship is awarded to investigate the potential for phage-derived enzymes to be used as an intervention against bacterial pathogens of importance to food, water and medicine.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Scholarship Benefits: The scholarship will cover the following:

  • The successful applicant will be enrolled at UC. International students at UC pay domestic fees and the University will assist you to obtain a student visa. This full scholarship includes a tax-free stipend of NZ $21,000 per year plus university fees for 3 years.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicants will have a high-quality Honours or Master’s degree in microbiology or biochemistry, and be able to work independently.
  • Applicants should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology.
  • Applicants experience with protein expression, bioinformatics, and working with phages and bacterial pathogens in a PC2 environment would be an advantage.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Eligible Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities can apply for the scholarship.

Application Procedure: Applicants can apply via email.

Application Form

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Victoria University of Wellington: 35 Doctoral Scholarships

Victoria University of Wellington offers Doctoral Scholarships to encourage postgraduate research. These scholarships are granted on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international (overseas) students in any discipline.

Scholarship value: stipend: $23,500 annually; tuition fees.

Duration of award:

  • tenable for 03 years
  • students already enrolled for a PhD at Victoria for more than 03 months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made, the maximum duration of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Research Scholarships Committee

Number of Awards Offered: 35 each round.

Selection criteria:

  • Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who wish to enroll for full time for PhD at Victoria University or who have commenced their PhD study at the University.


  • Submit applications on prescribed application form
  • Summary of Research proposal
  • Short Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic grades transcript from institutions other than Victoria (certified copies)
  • Academic references

Terms and Conditions:

  • Scholarship awardees must sign a PG Scholarships Contract agreeing to follow by the attached regulations.
  • Recipients may ask for approval to undertake paid employment (usually tutoring) for up to a further 400 hours in addition to their contribution in any one calendar year.
  • Scholarship may be terminated if a scholarship awardee ceases to resume the aforesaid programme of research within 01 month of the last day of the period of the rescheduling.
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Organization Victoria University of Wellington
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country New Zealand
Subject areas All disciplines
Fellowship amount $23,500/year
Eligibility Open to New Zealand and International students
Deadline 01 July 2017

01 November 2017




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New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Brief description:

The NZIDRS, funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, provides scholarships for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university.

Host Institution(s):

New Zealand Universities: AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington

Level/Field(s) of study:

Relevant PhD Degree Programme in any discipline offered by participating Universities in New Zealand

Number of Scholarships:

About 8 awards

Target group:

International students who are not citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The NZIDRS covers the following for a TOTAL of three years: university tuition fees and associated student levies, an annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax-free), and medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually.


You must meet ALL five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.

  1. You must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  2. You must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  3. If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 1 July 2016
  4. You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  5. You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Application instructions:

Please visit the Study In New Zealand webpage to apply for this scholarship. Deadline is 30 August 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: APPLY for the NZIDRS ONLY if you meet ALL eligibility criteria, if you can provide ALL required documents by the deadline, or  if your proposed research clearly aligns with the selection criteria.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to download the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: