Are you a Chinese national aspiring to pursue a Masters or PhD degree in any research field? Look no further! The University of Otago, in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council, is offering a prestigious Doctoral Scholarship for 2023. This scholarship provides full funding, covering your tuition fees and offering a generous stipend to support your academic journey.
Purpose of the Scholarship:
The University Council, with the Senate’s recommendation, awards these doctoral scholarships to students embarking on supervised doctoral studies at the University of Otago. These scholarships are primarily available to candidates seeking their first-ever doctoral qualification. Applicants are eligible to receive only one University of Otago doctoral scholarship.
For those pursuing a research-based Master’s degree that leads to the PhD course at the University, the scholarship also covers the first year of their thesis research.
To be eligible for this prestigious scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:
- Open to Chinese nationals.
- For applicants with a completed Master’s degree (at least 0.75 EFTS) that includes a thesis, the grades of all relevant advanced-level papers and the thesis itself will be considered.
- If the applicant does not possess a Master’s degree with a thesis, the grades of all relevant advanced-level papers contributing to their most relevant degree will be taken into account.
- For applicants with a thesis taking more than 2 EFTS (2 full-time years) to complete, an explanation of the extended duration may be requested and considered by the Scholarships and Prizes Committee.
Benefits of the Scholarship:
If you are successful in securing the University of Otago China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarship, you will be entitled to the following benefits:
- Full funding for your tuition fees at the University of Otago.
- A monthly stipend provided by both the University and the China Scholarship Council. This stipend is designed to support you financially throughout your academic journey.
How to Apply:
The application deadline for this scholarship varies, so it is essential to keep track of the official University of Otago website or the China Scholarship Council for the most up-to-date information. Prepare your application diligently and make sure to submit it before the deadline to be considered for this incredible opportunity.