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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Alan Musgrave Master's Scholarship in Philosophy 2014, Otago, NEW ZEALAND

Alan Musgrave Master?s Scholarship in Philosophy 2014

University of Otago, New Zealand

Applications are invited for the Alan Musgrave Master?s Scholarship in 
Philosophy 2014. The scholarship was established to provide support for 
high calibre international students to study towards a Master?s degree in 
Philosophy at the University of Otago.

Applications close on 1 September 2013.

Applications are open to international students, who do not qualify for 
domestic tuition fee rates, intending to enrol full-time, either in a 
one-year BA (Hons) in Philosophy, followed by a Master?s degree by thesis 
in Philosophy, or in a Master?s degree by thesis in Philosophy. Applicants 
should have the equivalent of a BA in Philosophy, and demonstrate an 
appropriate standard of English.

The scholarship consists of a full rebate of tuition fees plus NZ ,000 
per annum to be paid as a monthly stipend. The tenure of the scholarship 
is for two years in the case of a BA (Hons) plus Master?s thesis, or one 
year in the case of a Master?s thesis.

For more information about the scholarship, details on how to apply, and 
an application form, visit:

For more information about the Otago Philosophy Department, visit:

For more information on the required standards of English proficiency at 
Otago, visit:

Colin Cheyne
Graduate Student Co-ordinator
Department of Philosophy
University of Otago
Box 56
Dunedin  9054
New Zealand.

Phone: +64 3 4798722        Fax: +64 3 4795035