University of Waikato International Doctoral Scholarships shall be offered by the Scholarships Committee on behalf of the Academic Board, normally twice a year, to full-time, international candidates for a doctoral degree of the University of Waikato. Full-time, international candidates may apply for a University of Waikato International Doctoral Scholarship for the doctoral degrees as Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Education (EdD) Part 2 only, and Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) Part 2 only, and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Part 2 only. Around, 5 and 10 awards will be offered for 2013.
- University of Waikato International Doctoral Scholarships is offered to doctoral candidates who are studying full time and who are not New Zealand or Australian citizens or permanent residents. Pasifika candidates are able to apply, provided they are not New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
- Scholarships are awarded on academic merit with a minimum grade of A, in the previous two years of fulltime study (four years if part-time), expected for eligibility.
- Before applying for a University of Waikato International Doctoral Scholarship, the applicant must have gained the approval of the University of Waikato’s Postgraduate Studies Committee to undertake doctoral studies.
- Normally, applicants will have gained confirmed enrolment status (i.e. have completed the conditional enrolment period of six to twelve months). Candidates approved to commence, or currently enrolled in, the conditional enrolment period of doctoral enrolment may apply. However, the Scholarships Committee will normally favor applications from those with confirmed enrolment status.
- Applications are expected to demonstrate the strong support of the University of Waikato academic staff member appointed as the Chief Supervisor of the doctoral study.
- Applicants are required to arrange the submission of at least two confidential referee reports, one of which must be from the University of Waikato academic staff member appointed as the Chief Supervisor for the doctoral study.
- Past tertiary studies must be summarized in section 1.2.3 of the application form. Original documents or certified copies of academic records must be attached to the application form. English translations must be supplied for any originals that are not in English. Academic records from the countries listed in the footnote below may be submitted with the Scholarship application for assessment at the University of Waikato, but academic records from all other countries must be submitted to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., for professional assessment.
- Incomplete applications (including those without all compulsory attachments) will normally be discarded.
Deadline: Applications close at 5pm, on 30th September, 2012 and 31st March, 2013
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