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. Those applying for admission to a doctoral programme are asked whether they wish to be considered for the scholarship. Students who indicate that they wish to be considered are assessed for the scholarship upon gaining admission to a doctoral programme. No further application is necessary.

Candidates for a UC Doctoral Scholarship are 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, every three years)
- Canterbury Community Trust Doctoral Scholarship (every three years)

Applicants who applied for admission after 15 May 2019 will be automatically considered. This form is for those who wish to be considered for a second, and last time, for a UC Doctoral Scholarship. Applicants should ensure they provide new information that was not available to the selection committee at the time of their previous application. Applications containing no new information will be unsuccessful.

This form may also be used by applicants currently studying a master's programme at UC who intend to transfer to doctoral studies.

Apply on-line


Candidates must have been offered admission to a research doctoral programme at the University. They 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
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.