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PhD Scholarships

PhD Scholarships are available for a number of research projects in Physical Layer wireless communications at the School of Engineering and Computer Science, VUW. Successful applicants will work as part of a group of talented researchers, publish in leading international journals and conferences, and collaborate internationally.

Research Topics

The available research topics fall within the general area of 5G wireless systems, and include

Required Qualifications

Applicants should hold a research Masters degree in Mathematics or Electrical Engineering. Strong background in mathematics and statistics is essential. A GPA of 8/9 is required.


Three year PhD scholarships provide an annual tax-free stipend of around NZD 23,000 in addition to covering the cost of university fees. Note that conference travel funding is also available.

Application Process

Prospective applicants should first email Dr. Pawel Dmochowski with the following information

Please note that due to the frequency of queries, only those applicants who provide the above information will be contacted. For more details on the remainder of the application process, see this information.