Eligibility and regulations

Summer Research Scholarships at the University of Auckland are open to all high-achieving domestic and international students who have the potential to succeed in postgraduate research.

Am I eligible for this scholarship?


  • You have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree and be either
    • enrolled in an undergraduate degrees at a New Zealand university at the time of scholarship application
      or
    • enrolled in a postgraduate bachelor (honours) or postgraduate diploma programme (some faculties) at a New Zealand university at the time of scholarship application
      or
    • enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an international institution in 2017.
  • You have a scholarship GPA/GPE of 6.00 or above (5.50 for Māori or Pacific students).
  • You have identified a clearly defined project and suitable supervisor willing to supervise the project. For the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, you are required to devise the project; for all other faculties, refer to your faculty’s list of available projects.
  • Generally, you shouldn’t have held a Summer Research Scholarship previously (for exceptions, check the regulations).
  • You are not seeking employment as a tutor during Summer School or in paid employment either inside or outside the University during the tenure of your Summer Research Scholarship.
  • 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.

How do I calculate my scholarship GPA/GPE?


Your scholarship GPE is calculated across all grades or marks achieved in your two most recent years of full-time study (or equivalent).

For an indication of your scholarship GPA/GPE, use our GPE calculator.

English language requirements


If English is not your first language, you will need to meet the English-language proficiency requirements for postgraduate study at the University.

English language requirements

Scholarship regulations


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