Arts Summer Research Projects

Earn money working with leading academics and developing your research skills. Applications for 2022/23 summer are now open.

The Arts Summer Research Scholarship programme offers students the opportunity to work with University of Auckland academics and assist them with a specfic project.

The projects provide valuable research experience, enhance your career opportunities and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study.

How does it work?

  • Conduct a research project under supervision for 10 weeks over the summer months.
  • Receive a tax-free stipend of $6,750.
  • Open to high-achieving domestic and international students who will have completed at least two years of equivalent full-time study in an undergraduate degree by December 2022
  • There are a range of projects you can apply for across languages, politics, history, media and more.

Am I eligible?

If you meet the below criteria, you may be eligible. 

  • You have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree and are either:
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree at a New Zealand university at the time you apply for the scholarship
  • Or enrolled in a postgraduate bachelor (honours) or postgraduate diploma programme (some faculties) at a New Zealand university at the time you apply for the scholarship
  • Or enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an international institution in 2022.
  • You have a scholarship GPA/GPE of 6.00 or above (or 5.50 for Māori or Pacific students).
  • You haven’t started a masters, doctoral, or taught postgraduate programme (some taught programmes are permitted: check the regulations), or be completing a dissertation or thesis on an extension

See full list of eligibility criteria here. 

Hear from an Arts Summer Scholar

Bethany shares her experiences about working on a Summer Research Project. 

Hear from Academics about the Arts Summer Research Scholarship

Some of our supervisors share their perspective on the Summer Research Programme.