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University of Otago David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education, New Zealand for 2023

Application is now open for the David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education at the University of Otago. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Otago and Scholarship

The University of Otago is a public research institution in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, also known as Te Whare Wnanga o Tkou in Maori. Having been founded in 1869, Otago University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Oceania and New Zealand.

A Thomas Burns-led committee established the organization, and the Otago Provincial Council’s act granting it official status in 1869 was the last step in its development. Between 1874 to 1961, the Federal University of New Zealand incorporated the University of Otago and granted degrees in its name.

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It’s well-known that Otago has a thriving student community, particularly with regard to the common flatting that occurs in old houses. Students at Otago University have a tradition of naming their flats. The university’s graduation song, Gaudeamus igitur, iuvenes dum sumus (“Let us rejoice, while we are young”), acknowledges that students will continue to rise to the challenge, if occasionally not in the way intended. The institution’s student journal, Critic, has been in circulation for the longest time in New Zealand.

Richard David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education was established with money provided in 1953 by a bequest from J. Waddell Smith and in 1977 by a bequest from Miss Ida G. White in honor of her father, David Renfrew White, who served as the former principal of Dunedin Teacher’s College and professor of education from 1909 to 1912.

Only recent Otago graduates in education with at least two years of teaching experience and plans to pursue postgraduate studies in education are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship recipient must state if they intend to continue teaching in New Zealand after the scholarship period has ended within one calendar month of the date of the award.

Details about David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education at the University of Otago:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Otago, New Zealand

Scholarship Value: NZ $17,172 stipend per annum plus domestic tuition fee waiver (excludes student services fee)

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Otago, New Zealand

University of Otago David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education at the University of Otago:

  • domestic student
  • receiving their first Master’s degree
  • doing investigations in the area of education

Please be aware that selection is primarily determined by academic standing and potential for research among applicants.

Application Procedure for the University of Otago David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education

Online applications are submitted using the eVision portal. See the “When to apply” section below for further information on how to access the application form through an alert.

Download the University of Otago Postgraduate Research Scholarship Regulations (PDF) 

You can also visit the official website for further details.

When to Apply

Scholarship applications for Research Master’s degrees should be submitted in one of two ways:

  • When you apply for admission (if the degree is by thesis only, or if the thesis will start right away), you will receive an alert in your eVision portal inviting you to apply for a scholarship; or
  • Right before the thesis component is about to begin (typically at the start of the second year for a master’s degree by papers and thesis), you will receive an alert in your eVision portal after enrolling in your thesis paper.

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other New Zealand scholarships here.

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