Fund Details
UC Aho Hīnātore | Accelerator Scholarship
Award Amount
$6,000 for project and $28,000 per 120 points + tuition fees at NZ domestic rate


This scholarship supports students for study towards a PhD at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

a. $6,000 financial support during 12-week project
b. NZ$28,000 per 120 points of thesis enrolment for PhD.
c. Tuition fees

Level of Study: PhD

Tenure: 12 week project + Up to 360 points of enrolment for PhD

Number Available Annually: up to 70

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Full-time or part-time enrolment in a programme for a PhD

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Must be currently residing in New Zealand

For more information, please click on the award name above.
The regulations for the scholarship project can be found here.
The regulations for the PhD scholarship can be found here.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, potential students must:

  • Qualify for admission to the PhD at UC. In cases where a potential student demonstrates particular promise but does not yet meet the research experience requirement of the PhD (and by prior negotiation with the Dean of Postgraduate Research), accelerated admission to the PhD may be approved;
  • Have completed their most recent study at a University in New Zealand, within the last 5 years, prior to April 2024;
  • Candidates must currently reside in New Zealand;
  • Exhibit a minimum GPA of 7 in the last two years of study;
  • Not be enrolled in a course during the project period, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Dean of Postgraduate Research.
  • Recipients should normally be enrolled in the PhD programme by 1 July in the year following their application for the scholarship

Additional Information:

Potential students will be expected to commence their research project by 1st April 2024 and commence their PhD by 1st July 2024 at the latest. 

All successful students must apply for admission to UC on acceptance of the project scholarship.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

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            Award Type
            • Scholarship
              Application Closing Month
              • September
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                16 May 2023
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                4 Aug 2023 6:00 PM