University of Canterbury (UC) in partnership with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)-  is inviting PhD scholarship applications for both New Zealand and international students to study at University of Canterbury (UC) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The aim of the scholarship is to motivate the investigation the potential for phage-derived enzymes to be used as an intervention against bacterial pathogens of importance to food, water, and medicine.

The University of Canterbury in Christchurch is New Zealand’s second oldest university. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education.

 

Academic Level

The scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

 

Available Courses

The scholarship is awarded to investigate the potential for phage-derived enzymes to be used as an intervention against bacterial pathogens of importance to food, water and medicine.

 

Country of Study

New Zealand

 

Value of Scholarship Award

The scholarship will cover the following:

  • The successful applicant will be enrolled at UC. International students at UC pay domestic fees and the University will assist you to obtain a student visa. This full scholarship includes a tax-free stipend of NZ $21,000 per year plus university fees for 3 years.

 

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicants will have a high-quality Honours or Master’s degree in microbiology or biochemistry, and be able to work independently.
  • Applicants should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology.
  • Applicants experience with protein expression, bioinformatics, and working with phages and bacterial pathogens in a PC2 environment would be an advantage.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities can apply for the scholarship.

 

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a high-quality Honours or Master’s degree in microbiology or biochemistry.

English Language Requirement: If English is not applicant’s first language, applicants must have passed English exams with scores that meet the requirements for postgraduate study in New Zealand, for example, an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall, and no less than 6.0 in each band.

PhD Scholarships

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

Application Form

 

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 12, 2017.

Scholarship Site