UC Doctoral Scholarship - University of Canterbury



Location (s):

  • New Zealand
20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041


These scholarships support students for study towards a research doctoral degree at the University of Canterbury. Approximately 60 scholarships are available each year, over two annual application rounds.



The UC Doctoral Scholarship is currently under review so the application process and timing may change before the next advertised closing date below. 

Applicants for a UC Doctoral Scholarship will be 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, for October round, every three years)
  • Canterbury Community Trust Doctoral Scholarship (applicants for October round, every three years)

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.

What is special about UC?

The University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha will give you an excellent educational foundation that you will be able to turn into an amazing career.

The University of Canterbury is a truly holistic place of learning, made up of 7 outstanding dimensions that will prepare you to change the world.

Did you know UC is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide? Founded over 140 years ago, our legacy of celebrated graduates has shaped the world we live in today. Here, you’ll learn from passionate lecturers in over 100 programmes of study. You’ll have a chance to be part of ground-breaking research at our research centres and field station. Best of all, you’ll graduate with an excellent academic qualification under your belt.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:


The scholarships are tenable by full-time and part-time students engaged in study for a research doctoral degree at UC. 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 UC (equivalent to a UC GPA of at least 7.0).


Deadline: October 15, 2019

Cost/funding for participants:

  • Amount: $21,000 per annum and tuition fees at the domestic rate
  • Tenure: 3 years
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