Fund Details
UC Doctoral Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Award Amount
$28,000 per annum + domestic tuition fees


This scholarship supports students of high academic achievement who have a significant disability, for study towards a research doctoral degree at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

a. Financial assistance at a value of NZ$28,000 per 120 points of thesis enrolment
b. Tuition fees for thesis enrolment only, at the Aotearoa New Zealand domestic rate

Level of Study: Doctoral

Closing Date: 11:59 pm 15 October (NZT) (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date.)

Tenure: Up to 480 points of enrolment

Number Available Annually: At least one

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: The scholarship is tenable by students engaged in study for a research doctoral degree.

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: There are no citizenship or residency requirements for this scholarship

Special Requirements: Applicants must have a disability that significantly impairs ability to study.

For more information, please read the regulations for this award: click here.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Special Requirements:
Applicants must have a disability that significantly impairs their ability to study. Applicants must submit evidence regarding the degree of disability and the extent to which it impairs their ability to study. 
Selection is based equally on the following:
  • Academic achievement, including, but not limited to: (1) the quality of the institution and programme pertaining to the candidate’s qualifying degree(s); and (2) the candidate’s prior relevant research experience, research publications, and other outputs.
  • The degree of severity of the disability and the extent to which it impairs the applicant's ability to carry out their course of study.

  • Contact Information:

    For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

    Search Filters:

    Subject of Study
    • Any (I would like a general award)
      Equity Awards
      • Students with disabilities
      • Part-time study
        Level of Study
        • Doctoral
          Domestic/International Students
          • Both domestic and international
            • General (Any Faculty/School)
              Application Closing Month
              • October
                Award Type
                • Scholarship
                  Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                  20 Aug 2022
                  Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                  15 Oct 2022 11:59 PM