The University of Auckland Commonwealth Scholarships     

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Following the withdrawal of funding by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Commonwealth Scholars from developed countries, in 1998 the University of Auckland agreed to provide funding for one new Scholarship per year for candidates from Canada and the United Kingdom. It is expected that this arrangement will be reciprocal.

These Regulations are to be read in conjunction with the Universities New Zealand “Rules and Regulations for Scholars from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom”.

How to apply

You do not need to apply for this Scholarship or complete an online application form, it is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty or University of Auckland Committee.

For more information about the awarding process for this Scholarship, download a copy of the regulations.

Need more information?

For answers to any queries please go to AskAuckland in the first instance.  If you still have a question, contact us as soon as possible, at  Please indicate the exact name of the scholarship in your email subject line and mark it “Urgent” if your request is being sent within 72 hours of a closing date.

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Applicable study: PhD or other approved doctorate - tenable by citizens of Canada and the UK
Closing date: 31 July with Universities New Zealand
Tenure: Refer to Reg. 6
For: Assistance to complete a degree at the University of Auckland
Number on offer: Varies
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $27,000pa plus health insurance and fees at the domestic rate


Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.