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Brian Mason Doctoral Scholarship

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Eligibility Criteria

The purpose of this scholarship is to support students for study towards a PhD degree in Geology at the University of Canterbury.
Tenure: Three years

Applications must be made prior to, or within six months after, enrolment in a programme for a PhD degree in Geology 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 at the University of Canterbury (equivalent to a UC GPA of at least 7.0).

Applications are not accepted from candidates who already hold a research doctoral degree,4 or from those who have previously made two or more applications for the Brian Mason Doctoral Scholarship or the UC Doctoral Scholarship or both.

By a date that is determined by the Dean of Postgraduate Research in consultation with the Department of Geological Sciences and that is notified in the announcement on the Scholarships website5 of the availability of the scholarship: a. applicants must have met the academic requirements for enrolment in a programme for a PhD in Geology at the University; b. applicants must have received final confirmed grades for the qualifying degree; c. applicants requiring admission with equivalent standing must have had this admission confirmed unconditionally (including any English language requirements); and d. applicants enrolled for a master's degree at the University and wishing to transfer to a PhD programme must have completed the transfer.

Students may not take up the scholarship until any non-academic requirements for the qualifying degree have been completed and credited. 

Number Available Annually: The scholarship is not normally available annually.

How to apply?

Closing Date: The closing date is advertised as funding and research opportunities become available for the scholarship

Applications must be made online at the Scholarships website by the date specified in an announcement of the availability of the scholarship.

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