Application deadline: Varies
The University is guaranteeing 200 University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships to high-achieving doctoral candidates applying for an approved doctorate1 at the University of Auckland and studying with us in 2016. Scholarships are guaranteed for domestic ‘straight-A’ students, provided their most recent qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand university.
|University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship:
Doctoral stipends have increased in value to $27,000 p.a. plus fees, with the possibility of a six-month extension. There will be an annual cost-of-living adjustment to the doctoral stipend.
|Domestic2 students with a grade point average (GPA) of 8.0 or above, from their most recent New Zealand university qualifying programme, will be guaranteed a scholarship.
Māori and domestic2 Pacific students with a GPA of 7.5 or above, from their most recent New Zealand university qualifying programme, will be guaranteed a scholarship.
Domestic2 and international candidates with a GPA (or equivalent) of 7.0 or above will also be considered for a scholarship.
1. A PhD or the research component of an approved doctorate.
2. Citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.
How to apply
It’s easy! When you apply for a place at the University, you will have the opportunity to confirm whether or not you also wish to be considered for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship — you don’t need to apply separately.
There are no scholarship “rounds” or application forms. This means you can apply for a place on a doctoral programme when you are ready, safe in the knowledge that you will also be assessed for the scholarship when your grades are confirmed.
Scholarship offers will be made alongside offers of places in doctoral programmes.
Taking up your scholarship
While you will be asked to initially confirm acceptance of a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship within two weeks of it being offered, you will also need to enrol at the University in order for the scholarship to be awarded.
If you are a doctoral candidate, once you receive a firm offer of place, you then have up to three months to start your programme and take up your scholarship if you are a domestic student, or up to six months if you’re an international student. For the Doctor of Clinical Psychology and the Doctor of Education, you need to be enrolled by the fixed start date of those programmes for the scholarship otherwise your scholarship will lapse.
University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship regulations
Updated scholarship regulations have come into effect for new offers of place on doctoral programmes made on or after 1 October 2015. These regulations apply to students, who are offered a doctoral place from 1 October 2015, and will be commencing their doctoral studies in 2016. They do not apply to students who were offered a place prior to 1 October 2015.
Please read the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships regulations for more information.