UC Doctoral Scholarship


These scholarships support students for study towards a research doctoral degree at the University of Canterbury. Approximately 60 scholarships are available each year, over two annual application rounds.

The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date.
Apply on-line

Applicants for a UC Doctoral Scholarship will be automatically also considered for the following other scholarships:
- Brownlie Scholarship (all applicants)
- Canterbury Scholarship (all applicants)
- William and Ina Cartwright Scholarship (Education applicants)
- Roper Scholarship (Science applicants)
- Doctoral Graduate Women Canterbury (Inc.) Trust Board Scholarship (female applicants, in Arts, Education, Health, or Human Development, for October round, every three years)
- Canterbury Community Trust Doctoral Scholarship (applicants for October round, every three years)


The scholarships are tenable by full-time and part-time students engaged in study for a research doctoral degree at UC. An applicant must have completed an appropriate qualification at a level judged to be equivalent to a bachelor's or master's degree with first-class honours at UC (equivalent to a UC GPA of at least 7.0).

$21,000 per annum and tuition fees at the domestic rate
3 years
Closing Dates
15 May 2019

How to apply for this scholarship

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required only. General (any College). Postgraduate.


While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct, applicants are advised to check the application forms and regulations for eligibility criteria, scholarship value and tenure, and closing dates.