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Shirtcliffe Fellowship

The Shirtcliffe Fellowship will assist a New Zealand university graduate to pursue doctoral study at a university in New Zealand or other Commonwealth country.

This fellowship comes from a monetary gift made to the University of New Zealand in 1935 by Sir George Shirtcliffe of Wellington. George wanted to assist students of outstanding ability and character in the continuation of their studies in New Zealand or the Commonwealth.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens
  • ordinarily resident in New Zealand
  • New Zealand university graduates
  • planning to register or be currently registered as a doctoral candidate at a university in New Zealand or other Commonwealth country.

Value and number awarded

$5,000 per year for up to three years 

One scholarship is awarded each year.

Closing date 

1 April

How to apply 

Check your eligibility.

Read the Regulations.

Applications must be done online. A link to the application website is available here.

Decisions made 

June