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).
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.
Victoria offers four scholarships per year to PhD applicants from Singapore and Brunei.
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.
New PhD applicants should complete the PhD Admission and Scholarship application form available from
and clearly indicate they wish to apply for the Victoria University ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and
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.
Victoria University of Wellington
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