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University of Otago Pacific Island Doctoral Scholarship

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Eligibility Criteria

The Scholarship is available to both domestic and international students. Candidates for professional doctorates, as well as the PhD, are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be:

  • of indigenous Pacific Island descent
  • seeking to obtain their first doctoral qualification.

Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research.

Tenure of a doctoral scholarship is for three full-time years (or part-time equivalent), or until
the thesis is submitted (whichever period is the shorter), subject to the provision of satisfactory annual Progress Reports by the Department in which the student is registered.

How to apply?

Applications for doctoral scholarships are made online through the eVision portal and can be made at any time of the year. Once you have applied for admission to your programme you will receive an alert in your student portal inviting you to apply for a scholarship.

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