If you are enrolled or intending to enrol in doctoral study at The University of Auckland, you can apply for a wide range of scholarships.
Amelia Van Slooten, University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship winner, recommends carefully researching the many scholarships available.
- All faculties
- Various faculties
- Faculty of Arts
- Business School
- National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Scholarships for international students
- New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee (NZVCC) scholarships
- Search for scholarships and awards that may apply to you
Each year over 140 international and domestic students enrolled for PhD and other doctoral research degrees are awarded University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships. These are primarily allocated on the basis of academic merit. They provide funding for up to 3 years, with a 6-month extension available on application.
We also administer a range of scholarships for international doctoral students:
- The University of Auckland Commonwealth Scholarships
- The University of Auckland Fulbright Scholarships
We encourage graduate students who are interested in health-related study to apply for University of Auckland Health Research Doctoral Scholarships. If you're a health professional, you should apply for University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarships, so that you can pursue PhD study on a health-related topic.
- The University of Auckland Health Research Doctoral Scholarships
The University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarships
You must apply for The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship by using the Scholarships Office Application Form.
You need to submit the form to the Scholarships Office (see the application form for details) who will forward to the relevant faculty. Faculties will assess applications at regular intervals during the year and submit recommendations to the Scholarships Sub-Committee (see table below for faculty closing dates).
Application for Admission (AfA)
If you're a doctoral student applying for scholarships, you should also submit an Application for Admission (AfA). This online form enables you to be assessed for entry to your chosen doctoral programme.
If suitable supervisors are available and all of the University's entry requirements are met, you are then offered a place in the programme to study a topic of your choice. The process can take several weeks, so you should submit an AfA in your early stages of planning.
To find out more about applying for a doctorate at the University, and a link to the AfA form, see Applying for a doctorate.
|Arts||1 November 2012, 1 March 2013, 1 July 2013|
|Auckland Bioengineering Institute||1 November 2012, 1 February 2013, 1 May 2013|
|Business and Economics||1 December 2012, 1 June 2013|
|Education||1 November 2012, 1 May 2013|
|Engineering||1 November 2012, 1 February 2013, 1 June 2013|
|Law||1 November 2012, 28 February 2013, 1 July 2013|
|Liggins||1 December 2013|
|Medical and Health Sciences||1 November 2012, 1 March 2013, 1 May 2013|
|NICAI||1 November 2013|
|Science||1 November 2012, 1 February 2013, 1 May 2013, 1 August 2013|
Currently in the second year of her PhD in Biomedical Science, Amelia is investigating the generation of new brain cells in the adult brain and how this self-repair process can be enhanced following a stroke.
As well as a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship Amelia says she is "extremely fortunate" to also be co-tenuring with a W & B Miller Neurological Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship.
"The W & B Miller Postgraduate Scholarship provides me with a fortnightly stipend for at least two years and the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship increases the value of this stipend, in addition to paying for course fees, for at least 3 years.
I highly recommend that anyone planning on undertaking a PhD carefully researches the many scholarship opportunities available in order to relieve the financial burden on this extensive journey and focus more on what is important: the PhD."