Victoria University ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and Singapore 2017, New Zealand


November 01, 2017

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Victoria University ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and Singapore

The value of these scholarships is $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees for three years.


Applicants are requested to clearly indicate their area of research interest and to include a brief summary of their suggested research and methodology with their application.


01 November 2017
01 November 2018
The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on 1 November in each of the years available.


Victoria offers four scholarships per year to PhD applicants from Singapore and Brunei.

History or background of award

Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) established these PhD scholarships in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to recognise New Zealand’s strong commitment to active engagement with the ASEAN region.

Purpose of award

These scholarships ensure that the New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars programme is comprehensive in its regional scope.
Victoria offers four scholarships per year to PhD applicants from Singapore and Brunei (two awards are made to Brunei and two to Singapore).

Selection criteria

Successful applicants should have an outstanding academic track record in a relevant discipline. The applicant will be expected to havecompleted a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University.

The following factors will be taken into consideration:
• These scholarships will be targeted at younger researchers who have the capacity to contribute to the development of their countries and the ASEAN region.
• Priority will be given to topics that relate to regional integration and sustainable development.

Additional information

Students whose first language is not English are required to meet the English language proficiency requirements for postgraduate study at
Victoria University. Victoria’s English language requirements are strict and not negotiable. If your first language is not English, you must provide
evidence of your English proficiency before you will be accepted as a PhD candidate. Requirements are:
• TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5, or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 inwriting; or
•IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or
•CAE grade B; or
•a minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test.

Decision makers

The University Research Scholarships Committee, a sub-committee of the University Research Council will be responsible for allocation of these scholarships.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Four doctoral scholarships will be available in each of the calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Scholarship will be held for up to three years.
VUW may elect not to award the full number of scholarships in any year if the quality of applications is insufficient.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office 
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington 
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand 
Phone: +64 4 463 5557 

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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August 14, 2017
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