Telecommunications Postgraduate Scholarship

Number offeredOne per annum
Opening date1 August
Closing date15 November


This scholarship is available to students who have demonstrated high-level ability in their studies and have chosen to study a Telecommunications-related postgraduate degree, including BAppSc Honours, PGDipAppSc, MAppSc, and MSc.

Applicants must:

  • Satisfy the entry requirements for a Telecommunications-related postgraduate degree;
  • Be intending to enrol for full-year, full-time degree-level study at the University of Otago for the first time in the year following the closing date;
  • Pre-arrange at least one referee who is able to comment on the applicant’s eligibility and suitability for the scholarship. Contact information for the referee(s) will be required during the application process. The University of Otago will contact the referee(s) and request that reference statements are received by the University of Otago by 22 August 2017.

All those who apply for the Scholarship by closing date of 15 August for commencement of full-time, full-year study in Semester 1 in the following year will be considered.

Applications are to be submitted by emailing with the Subject “Telecommunications Postgraduate Scholarship”.

Selection of recipients

The Selection Committee consisting of the Director of Telecommunications Programme in the chair, the Head of Information Science, and the Postgraduate Admission Coordinator, Information Science, and a representative of Telecommunications teaching staff, shall consider the following factors in recommending the award of the scholarships:

  • Academic ability;
  • Demonstrated interests in Telecommunications research.

Please note that the applicant will be required to go through the first stages of enrolment at the University of Otago to access the scholarship application process.