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.

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP Assessing the Exposure of Transient Populations to Disaster Risk
Closing date: 10 February 2020

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship under the supervision of Professor Thomas Wilson . The scholarship is in assocation with the Resilience to Nature's Challenges National Science Challenge.

- Application form and specific regulations for UC--Resilience to Nature's Challenges scholarship (Word doc, 53KB)


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.