May 13, 2022, by Lisa Chin

Application call extended for UNM PhD Scholarship

Application call is now extended to final semester Master’s students of UNM with closing date extended to Sunday 29 May 2022

We are pleased to announce that the UNM PhD Scholarship is now open for applications to high-achieving final year (Year 3/ Year 4) undergraduate students of UNM with potential First Class Honours, and final semester Master’s students of UNM. This competitive scholarship offers full tuition fee waiver for the three years of the PhD programme at UNM.

Be part of our research community

Our University is a research-intensive global university whose core mission is to promote discovery, enterprise, and the advancement of the human condition. We are committed to a broad and diverse research environment that fosters both mature and emergent disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research.

In supporting the delivery plans of Research and Knowledge Exchange under UNM’s renewed strategic plan, we are focusing on an integrated perspective of humanities and social sciences (HASS) with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across our research and knowledge exchange practice. We are concentrating on, but not limiting to, promising research areas emphasised in our research strategies and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact with a prospective supervisor prior to submitting an application, to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.

Who can apply

    • Final year (Year 3/4) undergraduate students of UNM with potential First Class Honours, and final semester Master’s students of UNM.

    • Meet the entry requirements of PhD programmes at UNM.

Eligible applicants will be advanced to the next review and selection process which includes an interview round.

Successful applicants will be required to apply for immediate admission into September 2022 intake.

How to apply

    • Complete the application form

    • Submit all the following documents (non-returnable) to with the subject written as UNM PhD Scholarship Application-[Name][Faculty you are applying for e.g. FOSE/FASS] in the subject line by Sunday 29 May 2022.

      1. Completed application form

      2. Brief curriculum vitae

      3. Certified copies of academic qualification certificates and transcripts

      4. Research Proposal

More information is available on the first page of the application form under the application notes header.

Assessment criteria

    • Academic excellence

    • Research potential

    • Aptitude and aptness

Download the application form

Submit by Sunday 29 May 2022

Contact us

For any queries or more information, please email to

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