ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and Singapore in New Zealand, 2017-2018

Victoria University is offering four ASEAN scholarships for Ph.D. students from Brunei and Singapore (two awards are made to Brunei and two to Singapore). Successful applicants should have an outstanding academic track record in a relevant discipline.
These scholarships ensure that the New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars programme is comprehensive in its regional scope.
Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) established these Ph.D. 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.
The applicant will be expected to have completed a Bachelor’s or Masters degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Ph.D. degree at Victoria University in New Zealand.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all research areas available at the Victoria University.
Scholarship Award: Scholarships include $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees for three years.
Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand
Eligibility: Victoria offers four scholarships per year to Ph.D. applicants from Singapore and Brunei (two awards are made to Brunei and two to Singapore)
  • Successful applicants should have an outstanding academic track record in a relevant discipline.
  • The applicant will be expected to have completed a Bachelor’s or Masters degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University.
  • 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.
  • The following factors will be taken into consideration:
    1. These scholarships will be targeted at younger researchers who have the capacity to contribute to the development of their countries and the ASEAN region.
    2. Priority will be given to topics that relate to regional integration and sustainable development.
  • 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 applicants first language is not English, they must provide evidence of their English proficiency before they will be accepted as a Ph.D. candidate. Requirements are:
    1. 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 in writing; or
    2. IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or
    3. CAE grade B; or
    4. a minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test.
Nationality: Students from Singapore and Brunei can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: The applicant will be expected to have completed a Bachelor’s or Masters degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University. 
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: 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 applicants first language is not English, they must provide evidence of their English proficiency before they will be accepted as a Ph.D. 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 in writing; 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.
How to Apply: New Ph.D. applicants should complete the Ph.D. Admission and Scholarship application form and clearly indicate they wish to apply for the Victoria University ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and Singapore.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 1, 2017.
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