The intention of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship is to encourage and support academically excellent domestic and international students, who are paying domestic fees, to undertake doctoral study at the University of Auckland. Students who are undertaking their first doctoral programme will be assessed for scholarship eligibility and award at the time of application to the doctoral programme.
Outstanding new doctoral applicants who completed their most recent qualifying program for doctoral study at an overseas institution will be considered for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships based on performance in the qualifying program (including the standing of the awarding institution).
Other new doctoral applicants may be considered for a scholarship at the discretion of the Faculty Dean, provided they have a GPA/E of no less than 7.00 in the program that qualifies them for doctoral study or are being considered for doctoral admission on the basis of an exceptional research record. The number of scholarships available across the University through the discretion of Faculty Deans is very limited, and the Faculty Dean may choose not to exercise this discretion in any given year. All University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships are awarded at the time of offer of place only.
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Up to $28,200 pa for 2020 plus compulsory fees and international health insurance. Available to domestic students and domestic fee-paying international students
The University does not assess eligibility for a University of Auckland postgraduate scholarship prior to application for a place on a program. So you must submit an application for admission in order to be considered for a scholarship. You will be advised of your eligibility once we have received your final grades and you have a firm offer of place for your chosen program.
If you need to find out your grade point average (GPA) and you are a current student at the University of Auckland, the grades from your current program of study are shown on your transcript, which can be accessed from Student Services Online at any time.
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 program 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 programs.
- The Scholarship is awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies, a Faculty Dean or the Director of a Large Scale Research Institute (LSRI).
- The basis of selection for Scholarships awarded by the University of Auckland Council at the recommendation of the Dean of Graduate Studies will be academic merit as measured by performance in the most recent qualifying programme for doctoral study (including standing of awarding institution).
- The basis of selection for Scholarships awarded by the University of Auckland Council at the recommendation of a Faculty Dean or the Director of an LSRI will be academic merit and any other factors the Dean or Director considers relevant in the circumstances.