Doctoral scholarships

Explore what scholarship options may be available to support your doctoral studies.

Scholarships are available for Victoria University of Wellington doctoral and Master’s by Thesis candidates in all disciplines.

The scholarships database is a useful tool for finding both Victoria University of Wellington and externally funded scholarships that may be available to you.

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships are awarded on academic merit. There are limited numbers of scholarships available each round and applications for these scholarships are very competitive.

If your application for a Victoria Doctoral Scholarship was made at admission and was unsuccessful, you may re-apply, but you will need to provide additional supporting information such as:

  • publication of papers in reputable journals
  • presentation of papers at international conferences
  • confirmation of research capability when evidence (e.g., final grades) was not initially available.

See the scholarship detail for further information.

Doctoral Submission Scholarships

Victoria University of Wellington offers a Submission Scholarship to support candidates in the final three months prior to submission of the thesis, providing no other scholarship support is available.