Funding your doctoral study in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

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 applicants who are to be offered a place in a doctoral programme will be eligible for scholarship consideration prior to receiving their offer of place.

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.

For further reference, please refer to the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship regulations below.*

*Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However, the regulations take precedence over all other material.

You are strongly advised to read the relevant scholarship regulations for complete information, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for scholarship consideration, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and selection criteria.
 

Faculty of Medical and Health Science strategic objectives for scholarship awarding

  • Nurture, recruit and retain outstanding research talent.
  •  Support excellence in research, research productivity and research leadership.
  •  Grow Māori and Pacific research scholarship, leadership and relationships with Māori and Pacific communities.
  • Support equity, diversity and inclusivity in research.
  • Candidate excellence, which will be assessed by the applicant’s previous academic studies, research experience, relevant professional experience and the potential for the applicant to contribute to knowledge in the discipline.
  • Project excellence, which will be assessed by the significance of the proposed research and its alignment with the research priorities of the faculty, schools and academic staff.
  • Supervision excellence, which will be assessed by the strength of the supervisory team, the potential for development of supervision excellence and the growth of future faculty research leaders.

Faculty Doctoral Scholarship regulations

Scholarship applicants must complete an Application for Admission to the doctoral programme which includes a Preliminary Thesis Proposal prepared using the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences template. A separate application for a scholarship is not required other than by indicating in the application that the applicant wishes to be considered for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.

The Supervisor Letter of Support should expressly address how the Scholarship application best fits the FMHS assessment criteria relating to candidate, project and supervision excellence in alignment with the Faculty strategic development objectives as outlined above.

Current funded opportunities in the Faculty Medical and Health Sciences

The below list contains current funded opportunities for enrolment commencing 1 March 2023 to 1 June 2023.

Other scholarships available for doctoral study in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences