Victoria University ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and Singapore

Scholarship Level: Doctoral
Closing Date(s): 01 November
Tenure: Applicants are requested to clearly indicate their area of research interest and to include a brief summary of their suggested research and methodology with their application.
Award for: International Students
Number offered: The University offers four scholarships per year to PhD applicants from Singapore and Brunei.
Value: The value of these scholarships is $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees for three years.

Description

These scholarships ensure that the New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars programme is comprehensive in its regional scope. Victoria University of Wellington offers four scholarships per year to PhD applicants from Singapore and Brunei (two awards are made to Brunei and two to Singapore).

History

Victoria University of Wellington established these PhD scholarships in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to recognise New Zealand’s strong commitment to active engagement with the ASEAN region.

Eligibility

Successful applicants should have an outstanding academic track record in a relevant discipline. The applicant will be expected to have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University. The following factors will be taken into consideration: - These scholarships will be targeted at younger researchers who have the capacity to contribute to the development of their countries and the ASEAN region. - Priority will be given to topics that relate to regional integration and sustainable development.

Criteria

TBC

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Scholarship specific documentation

Selection process

The terms and conditions of the scholarships, including immigration status, administration, supervision and the requirement to contribute 150 hours per annum to the academic life of the University will be the same as for other Victoria University of Wellington Doctoral Scholarships. Full regulations can be found on the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research website.

Four doctoral scholarships will be available in each of the calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Scholarship will be held for up to three years. The University may elect not to award the full number of scholarships in any year if the quality of applications is insufficient.

Additional information

Students whose first language is not English are required to meet the English language proficiency requirements for postgraduate study at Victoria University of Wellington. The University's English language requirements are strict and not negotiable. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency before you will be accepted as a PhD candidate. Requirements are: - TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5, or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 inwriting; or - IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or - CAE grade B; or - a minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University of Wellington English Proficiency Programme test.

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557