Alan Musgrave Scholarship at University of Otago in New Zealand 2021

The University of Otago in New Zealand is welcoming applications for the Alan Musgrave Scholarship award program in Philosophy for the 2020/2021 school year.

Created by the University Council in 2011, the Alan Musgrave Scholarship award program in Philosophy offers assistance for the high calibre foreign students to school towards a Master’s degree program in Philosophy at the University of Otago.

The University of Otago, created in 1869 by a regulation of the Otago Provincial Council, is oldest university the earliest New Zealand. The University was granted 100,000 acres of countryside land as an endowment and granted authority to grant degree programs in Arts, Medicine, Law and Music.

The University started in July 1871 with a staff of merely three Professors, one to teach English Language and Classics and Literature, another put in charge of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, and the third to teach Mental and Moral Philosophy and Political Economy. The following session, a Professor of Natural Science became part of the staff. With an additional endowment granted in 1872, the syllabus was broadened and new lectureships created: lectures in Law commenced in 1873, and in 1875 programs commenced in Medicine. Lectures in Mining were delivered from 1872, and in 1878 a School of Mines was created.

As world-leading teaching and research institution, Otago provides a first-class education across over 195 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Health Sciences, Business, Humanities, and Sciences. They provide over 195 undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

In the 2017 QS World Rankings, Otago was ranked 151st and is in the top 3% of higher academic institutions in the world. They are New Zealand’s foremost postgraduate research school and have earned a global reputation for the quality of their research and training.

Worth of Alan Musgrave Scholarship at University of Otago

Tuition fee waiver with NZ 15,000 allowance per year.

Eligibility for Alan Musgrave Scholarship at University of Otago

Applications are available to foreign scholars, who do not qualify for local tuition fee rates, planning to enroll full-time in the session following selection, either in a one-year BA (Hons) in Philosophy succeeded by a Master’s degree program by thesis in Philosophy, or in a Master’s degree program by thesis in Philosophy.


The term of the Alan Musgrave Scholarship award program is for two years in the case of a BA (Hons) with Master’s thesis, or one year in the situation of a Master’s thesis.

How to Apply for Alan Musgrave Scholarship at University of Otago

  • Go to the website and complete the online application form.
  • All applicants have to submit an application on the given form to the University of Otago Doctoral and Scholarships Office by the stated deadline in the year before the intended tenure of the scholarship award.

The selection committee, comprising the Head of the Department of Philosophy, as chairman, and two other academic members of staff from the department, shall put into consideration the following elements in recommending award of the scholarship award:

  • the candidate’s academic record
  • the candidate’s potential for graduate research

The Alan Musgrave Scholarship award is comprised of a full rebate of tuition fees with $15,000 per year to be paid as a monthly allowance. If the beneficiary withdraws from or finishes the prescribed program of study at the University of Otago during term of the scholarship award, all payments will stop and no money reimbursed to the candidate.

The scholarship award has to be taken up in the year in which it is granted and part-time study is not typically permitted. The scholarship award may not be held together with a University of Otago International Master’s Scholarship award.

In rare cases, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) may approve adjustments to these regulations.

Application Deadline

Application ends on September 1, 2021.

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