Research Scholarships

PhD Scholarships

Good students (GPA of A- or above) with publications can apply for the following scholarships:

  • Wellington Doctoral Scholarships: Covering 3-year tuition fees and stipend ($27,500 p.a.). (Closing dates: 1 March, 1 July, 1 November Every Year, for both domestic and international students)

  • CSC-VUW Joint PhD Scholarship (For Chinese Students Only). Successful students will get 48 months of stipend from China Scholarship Council and VUW will cover the tuition fees up to 48 months. (Closing date: 1 Feb, 1 November Every year)

  • Goverment and Industry Funded PhD Scholarships: We are looking for a PhD student in Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Deep Learning, Transfer Learning, Feature Selection/Construction and Big Dimensionality Reduction, Clustering/Classification/Big Data, Image Analysis, Symboic Regression, Evolutionary Scheduling and Combinatorial Optimisation. We have full funding available to cover tuition fees, living, and travel. Please email me for more information if you have a Masters or Honours degree (with a first-class Honours or Distinction or a GPA of 85% or above) and a good background in Evolutionary Computing, Machine Learning and/or Operations Research. (Closing dates: 1 March 2018, 1 July 2018, 1 November)

Master by Research Scholarships (in AI, COMP)

Summer Research Scholarships and Master of AI Research Scholarships

Contact Mengjie Zhang ( or other members in the Group if you are interested in doing a research project in summer or for your Master of AI program.