Funded PhD opportunities
View the range of funded study opportunities available to postgraduate students in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.
Potential research projects for postgraduate students
The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences offers support and funding to PhD candidates who wish to study in a range of areas. Read about the positions available—who you could work with, how much money you could receive, and how to apply.
Compare at a glance
|Research title||Funding information||Requirements|
|Stipend of NZ$35,000 per year, plus PhD tuition fees for three years. Funded via the Marsden Fund||Physics or electrical engineering degree equivalent to the 4-year BSc (Honours) degree in New Zealand with 1st class Honours, or an MSc or postgraduate diploma|
|Light and chirality at the nanoscale: T-matrix modelling of particles and molecules||Funded for 3 years||Strong background in general physics, particularly modern optics, electromagnetism, and spectroscopy|
|Novel metallurgical production of low-cost hydrogen storage alloys|
The PhD scholarship will include tuition fees and a stipend of $30,000 p.a. (tax-free) for three years.
The applicant should hold a science degree equivalent to a 1st class 4-year New Zealand BSc(Honours) degree or MSc, in Materials Science/Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or
|Optics-based distributed magnetic field and temperature sensor||A stipend of $22,000 per year, as well as payment of all university tuition fees||A degree in Physics with high grades|
|Protein biochemistry||Stipend of NZ$35,000 per year, plus the PhD tuition fee for three years. Funded via the Marsden Fund||Master’s degree in Biochemistry with a strong background in standard molecular biology techniques and protein biochemistry|
|Spectroscopy and device physics of molecular semiconductors for next generation organic solar cells||Stipend of $33,000 per year plus the PhD tuition for three years||1st class Honours or MSc or postgraduate diploma in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or Experimental Physics.|
|Topological insulator nanoparticles||Stipend of NZ$33,000 per year, for three years, plus payment of all university tuition fees||1st class Honours, or an MSc or postgraduate diploma with a grade point average over 3.6|
|Ultra high density 3D fluorescent optical memory||Stipend of $33,000 per year for 3 years, as well as payment of all university tuition fees||A degree equivalent to the 4-year Physics (Honours) degree in New Zealand, with 1st class Honours, or an MSc or postgraduate diploma with high grades|
|Ultrafast spectroscopy of rapid exciton diffusion in fused-ring electron acceptors||Stipend of NZ$27,500 per year plus PhD tuition fees for three years||1st class Honours, MSc, or postgraduate diploma in Chemistry or Physics|
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