Ngai Tahu Research Centre Doctoral Scholarship


These scholarships support PhD students whose study is facilitated through the Ngai Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury. The University will make available up to three scholarships annually. Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu will make available up to two scholarships every third year.

The online application system is now accepting applications. Apply on-line

Applications close at 4pm (NZT) on 31 October.


The scholarship is available to full-time and part-time students at the University who are studying in a doctoral degree programme that is facilitated by the Ngai Tahu Research Centre. Recipients may be studying any discipline at the University, but preference will be given to applicants whose projects promote matauranga Maori and that are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngai Tahu Research Centre.

$21,000 per annum plus tuition fees and Student Services Levy
3 years
Closing Dates
31 Oct 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. Maori Students.


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.