Fees, funding and scholarships

Find out how much it costs to do a PhD at Victoria University of Wellington.

Wellington Doctoral Scholarships

Victoria University of Wellington offers an extensive scholarship programme for PhD candidates. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and/or research experience and publication record.

All prospective and existing full-time PhD candidates are eligible to apply for Wellington Doctoral Scholarships.

Other scholarship opportunities

Read our guide to funding opportunities for existing students, or contact the Scholarships Office, who will be able to provide you with information about other possibilities for funding.

Wellington University International also provide specific information about scholarships and funding for international students, including US Financial Aid.

Student Loans

If you are a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or refugee, you may be eligible to apply for a Student Loan to fund your doctoral study. Find out more information from StudyLink.