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UC Doctoral Scholarship


The UC Doctoral Scholarship, and other related scholarships, will now be considered as part of the application to enrol process. Therefore an application to study a doctoral degree programme at UC will now be regarded as an application for our Doctoral scholarships. Meeting the requirements for enrolment in a doctoral degree is one of the requirements for receiving a UC Doctoral Scholarship and preparing the application will also ensure you have provided all the required information for a scholarship application.

More details on the new process can be found at:

For more information and to start applying for doctoral admission please follow this link.

Details on maximising your chances of securing a UCDS can be found at:

The best course of action for those interested in studying a doctoral degree and receiving a scholarship at the University of Canterbury is to begin an application to enrol at the University. Meeting the requirements for enrolment in a doctoral degree is one of the requirements for receiving a UC Doctoral Scholarship and preparing the application will also ensure you have all the required information for a scholarship application.

To apply for doctoral admission and the UC Doctoral Scholarship you will require the following:
Supervisor: Evidence of contact with your supervisor, such as email communication, which confirms their availability and support of your application. Your application will not be considered unless you have had discussions with a potential supervisor and they have confirmed that they have the resources available to supervise your research at UC. You can find a supervisor at our online research portal. Please visit to begin your search.
Academic Documents: Degree Certificate/Diploma, full academic transcript (please provide both individual semester-wise transcripts, as well as consolidated results, where available), and grading scale, for all tertiary-level qualifications. 
Curriculum Vitae: This should include academic history, work history and any relevant research experience.
Thesis: If your thesis was submitted in English, please include the full thesis. If your thesis was submitted in a language other than English, please include the thesis abstract.
Evidence of English Language Proficiency (if applicable).
Identity Document: A copy of the personal details pages from your passport. If you do not yet hold a passport, then a copy of your birth certificate or national identity card may be provided instead.

If the documents are not issued in English, please supply an official English translation, as well as the original language documents.

For more information and to start applying for doctoral admission please follow this link.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

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