Doctoral Scholarships

The Faculty of Education and Social Work can nominate up to 14 University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships in 2023.

Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland has many scholarships available for doctoral study, including centrally funded, faculty funded, research grant funded, and philanthropically funded scholarships.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship is awarded for up to 36 months of doctoral study and comprises an annual stipend of $33,000 in 2023 (with annual CPI adjustment) plus compulsory tuition fees, including the single student Health Insurance compulsory charge for international students.

All full-time students who are offered a place in a doctoral programme are eligible for
scholarship consideration.

Māori and Pacific students with a GPA of 7.0 or above who are offered a place in a doctoral programme will be guaranteed a scholarship.

Each faculty has an allocation of scholarships to be awarded to doctoral candidates based on the faculty’s strategic objectives.

Faculty of Education and Social Work objectives for scholarship awarding

The Faculty of Education and Social Work will award up to 14 University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships in 2023. Application for these scholarships is made at the time of application for admission to the doctoral programme. In selecting scholarship recipients, the Faculty of Education and Social Work will be informed by the University’s strategic objectives set out in Tuamata Teitei including the desire to:

  • Nurture, recruit, and retain outstanding research talent
  • Support excellent research and the creation of high-quality research outputs
  • Grow Māori and Pacific research scholarship
  • Develop / strengthen relationships with Māori and Pacific communities
  • Support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in research

In attending to these priorities, the Faculty of Education and Social Work Selection Committee will assess all full applications against the following criteria:

a) Excellence of the applicant

This will be assessed by considering the applicant’s success in previous academic studies (usually indicated by a GPE/ GPA above 7.5), research experience and relevant professional or work experiences, and the potential for the applicant to contribute to knowledge in the proposed field of study.

b) Quality and viability of the proposed project

This will be assessed by considering the scholarly significance of the proposed research and the potential of the project to make a significant contribution to knowledge. Factors that are external to the applicant will also be considered, including the appropriateness and capacity of the proposed supervision team, equity and diversity goals, and the strategic research goals of the supervisors and academic unit.

Scholarship applicants must complete an application for admission to the doctoral programme including a Statement of Research Intent, using the Faculty of Education and Social Work template.

A separate application for a scholarship is not required other than by indicating in the University application that the applicant wishes to be considered for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.

Scholarship applicants must contact their proposed supervisor well in advance of the closing date for applications. Supervisor consideration of the Statement of Research Intent and subsequent endorsement of the proposed project is required before an application will be considered for a scholarship. Applicants can find academics who are accredited to undertake doctoral supervision on the University website.

There are four rounds per year. The closing dates are: 

  • 1 November 2022 
  • 1 March 2023 
  • 1 June 2023 
  • 1 September 2023