Welcome to The University of Auckland
Worldwide, we've earned a great reputation for academic excellence and a supportive student environment.
We are pleased that you are considering PhD studies at New Zealand’s leading research-led university. Being ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings (2012), we are committed to the quality and excellence of all our degree courses, including our graduate and doctoral programmes.
Studying in New Zealand offers you the opportunity to obtain a world class qualification in one of the world’s safest and most beautiful countries.
Enjoy the Auckland lifestyle, which is ranked 3rd in the world on the 2011 Quality of Living Survey (Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey 2011).
The University of Auckland offers a wide range of student benefits as well as an extremely affordable tuition fee for its international PhD students. Since 2006, new international PhD students pay the same annual tuition fee as a New Zealand PhD student due to the New Zealand Government scheme^. The 2013 fee is NZ$6,013 per annum or US$4,944* per annum or €3,815*.
^To be eligible under this scheme, the following conditions apply:
1) Candidate has started their PhD after 15 April 2005 at a NZ University for the first time;
2) Candidate resides in New Zealand for the duration of their research – with the allowance of 12 months total overseas for research purposes.
*Exchange rate as of Nov 2012:
$1.00NZD = $ 0.82 USD
$1.00NZD = € 0.63 EUR
Learn more about the various benefits and opportunities when studying your PhD in New Zealand.
Find out more about what it is like living in Auckland and New Zealand.
Our outstanding supervisors give you the freedom and encouragement to develop your ideas in a supportive, inspiring environment.
Choose to do your doctorate at The University of Auckland and you’ll become a valued member of our community of scholars.
You’ll have access to excellent research facilities and the library’s extensive resources. You can count on the support of student services including the Graduate Centre, iSPACE (for internationals student activities and workshops), an International Student Support Team, The Postgraduate Students’ Association and University Career Services. You’ll have the freedom to explore tour ideas in a supportive, inspiring environment.
And most importantly, you’ll publish research and have a qualification that can stand with the best in the world, making you proud to say that you studied at The University of Auckland.
Learn more about other benefits and opportunities when studying at The University of Auckland
Faculties, institutes, campuses and library
- 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
- Liggins Institute
- Auckland Bioengineering Institute
- Libraries and Learning Services
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