Doctoral Scholarships and Doctoral Scholarships for Maori are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University and are awarded on academic ranking. 1.1 Up to 10 Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships are offered each year. Priority will be given to domestic students. 1.2 A designated number of Doctoral Scholarships are offered each year to applicants with a high Honours degree. 1.3 One Doctoral Scholarship for Maori students will be awarded each year. The awarding of any Doctoral Scholarship is discretionary and is dependent upon funding.
The Doctoral Scholarships are open to persons who are enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time for a research paper of 120 credits during a 12 month period towards a Doctoral degree at Massey University. A full-time candidate will be expected to work 40 – 50 hours per week on their Doctoral qualification. Part-time applicants are not eligible. Applicants already holding a PhD are not eligible to apply. Consideration will normally only be given to students with a GPA of 7.0 or better (on a 9 point scale or 3.7 on a 4 point scale), or an A- average or better in graduate level papers. Applicants who are completing Honours or Masters thesis or research report must be due to submit by the end of the year (for October applications).