UC Connect Doctoral Scholarship


These scholarships are co-funded by UC and external agencies to support students for study towards a research doctoral degree at the University. The scholarships are available to support work on specific funded projects only. Projects will become available throughout the year. Available projects will be advertised here, along with the specific closing date for each application. Applications can be accepted only for specified projects. For details of a specific project please contact the project leader; for general enquiries please contact Associate Professor Ekant Veer.

Carbohydrate Chemical Biology Connect Doctoral Scholarship

Closing date: 14 July 2019

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship in carbohydrate chemical biology, to work under the supervision of Professor Antony Fairbanks (UC supervisor) and Dr Andrew Muscroft-Taylor (Callaghan Innovation supervisor). This exciting interdisciplinary research opportunity, which will combine aspects of synthetic organic chemistry and modern chemical biology, has potentially wide-reaching implications throughout Biology and Medicine.

Description of UC-Callaghan Innovation scholarship (PDF, 57KB)

Application form and specific regulations for UC-Callaghan Innovation scholarship (Word doc, 44 KB)


The scholarship is tenable by full-time and part-time students engaged in study for a doctoral degree at the University. 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 or distinction at the University (equivalent to a UC GPA of at least 7.0).

$21,000 per 120 points of thesis enrolment, plus tuition fees for thesis enrolment only, at the New Zealand domestic rate
3 years
Closing Dates
Always Open

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.