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Victoria University of Wellington


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PhD Scholarship - Superconducting Dynamos

Key information

Value: NZ $27,500 for stipend plus full tuition fees (including levies and insurance) per annum for three years

Number of awards: 1

* Please note tuition fees have been rounded off. Values may differ.

Eligibility Criteria

The project is based within the Robinson Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington, and funded by New Zealand’s prestigious ‘Marsden fund’. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading research teams in this field, and take part in a new international collaboration with the Bulk Superconductivity group at Cambridge University (UK). We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate who will bring drive and enthusiasm to the development of this emerging new superconductor technology.

Applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission as a PhD candidate to Victoria University of Wellington, including English language requirements and a minimum GPA of 7.


  • Applicants must have a first-class Masters degree in applied physics, engineering or a related discipline, and a deep understanding of the physics of electromagnetism
  • Applicants must have an aptitude for practical applied physics experiments involving electronic data acquisition and cryogenic equipment
  • Applicants must be able to independently learn a wide range of new skills required to address difficult problems
  • Applicants must have excellent written English skills, and a strong motivation to develop an academic publication record
  • Applicants must be exceptionally motivated to contribute to this fast-moving and exciting field, and able to work in a team environment alongside other researchers

Tenure: Three years

Who can apply?

All international students

How to apply?

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for Doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington.

New Doctoral applicants should complete the Doctoral Admission and Scholarship online application and clearly indicate they wish to apply for the PhD Scholarship - Superconducting Dynamos.

Closing Date(s): Applications to remain open until position is filled

Value of the Scholarship

NZ 27,500 for stipend plus full tuition fees (including levies and insurance) per annum for three years


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