Closing Date: Ongoing.
The Department of Economics at the University of Otago, one of the premier teaching and research departments in New Zealand, is seeking applicants for PhD scholarships.
Amount and type of award:
The scholarships available cover full-time domestic tuition fees and an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to three years of full-time study in the Doctor of Philosophy programme.
The PhD programme at Otago is by research only, that is, it does not include any course work. In order to be admitted to the PhD programme in economics at Otago applicants need to have a first class or second-class division one Honours or Masters degree that contains a research component. Applicants are expected to have taken courses equivalent to our own Honours programme, which includes advanced courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory and in econometrics. In addition, we require good written English skills.
University of Otago scholarships for PhD students are available on a competitive basis, regardless of nationality. Applications are considered throughout the year and there is no specific deadline. To be considered for a scholarship, the absolute minimum required is a grade of “A”, along with either an A or A+ on the previous major piece of research (e.g. dissertation or thesis) or strong objective supporting evidence (e.g. publications in high impact journals), aside from other academic achievements. (The absolute minimum required is 3.8 out of 4 for ECE Evaluation; 4.5 out of 5 on ECTS; 14 out of 20 for France; 1.3 for Germany.)
To be considered for admission to the programme, applicants need to email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. a CV;
2. copies of their official academic transcripts, showing the courses taken and the grades obtained;
3. a 2 to 3 page research proposal, that clearly sets out the hypothesis they would like to test, the methodology to be used to test the hypothesis, and how their research will extend the existing literature;
4. an electronic copy of their Masters or Honours dissertation;
5. three letters of recommendation;
6. an English language test score from all applicants holding a degree from a non-English speaking country (see https://www.otago.ac.nz/international/postgraduate/index.html for information about the language tests); and
7. their GRE score if they have one.
If there are colleagues who are interested in supervising the proposed topic, we will advise how to go about formally applying for admission to our PhD programme.
For more information, see https://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ.