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2014 Victoria University ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and Singapore in New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University is offering ASEAN scholarships for PhD students from Brunei and Singapore. Successful applicants should have an outstanding academic track record in a relevant discipline. The applicant will be expected to have completed a Bachelor’s or Masters degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University. Four scholarships per year to PhD applicants from Singapore and Brunei (two awards are made to Brunei and two to Singapore) will be awarded. Scholarship will be held for up to three years. The application deadline is 1 July 2014.

About Scholarship: 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 have completed a Bachelor’s or Masters degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University.

Study: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the Victoria University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree at Victoria University in New Zealand.
Scholarship Provider: Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), New Zealand
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility:
-Successful applicants should have an outstanding academic track record in a relevant discipline. The applicant will be expected to have completed a Bachelor’s or Masters degree with academic distinction equivalent to a First Class Honours degree at a New Zealand University. 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.
-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 in writing; 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.

Scholarship Open for: Students of Singapore and Brunei can apply for these ASEAN scholarships.

Number of awards: Victoria offers four scholarships per year to PhD applicants from Singapore and Brunei (two awards are made to Brunei and two to Singapore).

Duration: Four doctoral ASEAN scholarships will be available in each of the calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Scholarship will be held for up to three years.

Value: Scholarships include $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees for three years.

Selection Criteria: 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.

Apply: New PhD applicants should complete the PhD Admission and Scholarship application form and clearly indicate they wish to apply for the Victoria University ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and Singapore.

Deadline: The application deadline is 1 July 2014.

Further Information: http://www.fis.org.nz/BreakOut/vuw/schols.phtml?detail+500620

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