How to apply

Applying for a Summer Research Scholarship is a two-step process: read our guide on how to apply.

To be considered for a Summer Research Scholarship, ALL applicants must make their application in two steps:

If you wish to apply for projects in two or more faculties you must complete a separate scholarship application for each relevant faculty (you only need to apply for admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme once).

Before you apply

1. Select the project(s) that interest you. You can apply for projects in more than one faculty but you can only hold one scholarship.

2. Read the Summer Research Scholarships Regulations and check that you are eligible to apply.

3. Contact the project supervisor to discuss the project (please check you are eligible for a Summer Research Scholarship before contacting the supervisor).

4. Have electronic copies of the following ready:

  • Your CV details
  • Your official academic transcript (current University of Auckland students can print their unofficial transcript from Student Services Online; non-University of Auckland students will need a copy of their official transcript)
  • Any project-specific information that has been requested by the faculty (as noted in the project description)
  • If you identify yourself as of Māori or Pacific Island descent in your application, you will need to complete details of your whakapapa or lineage and nominate a certifier to verify the details you have provided. We will email your certifier and you will receive an email when this request has been completed.


If you are new to the University, you will need to provide certified documents. We will email you once you have submitted your application to request the required documents. To be eligible for these scholarships, you must provide the requested documents as quickly as possible. Documents for the Application for Admission can be supplied after the Scholarship and projects closing date.

Step 1. Apply for admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme

1. Apply for admission and select ‘Complete the Application for Admission now’

  • If you are new to the University, you will be asked to register and provide your email address and create a password.
  • If you have studied here before, please use your University of Auckland ID and password when you log in. 

2. Under ‘Your applications’, select ‘Apply for programme’.

3. Under ‘Programme Selection’, select

  • ‘Certificate’ as your Programme type
  • ‘Summer Research Scholarship Programme’ as your Programme name

4. Under ‘Major/specialisation’, select

  • The option for your faculty
  • ‘2017 Late Year Semester’ as your Start Term
  • ‘City’  as your Campus, select regardless of where your study will be carried out
  • Under ‘Scholarships’ select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ as appropriate to your situation

5. Click ‘Next’.

6. Fill out the ‘Additional information’ mandatory fields. The answers you provide will not affect your application.

7. Click ‘Next’.

8. Under ‘Review Your Application’, click ‘Declaration’.

9. Read and complete the Declaration’, click ‘I agree’, and then click ‘Submit application’.

10. Apply for a scholarship and project (see Step 2, below).

Step 2. Apply for a scholarship and a project

1. Submit your application for admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme (see Step 1, above).

2. Apply online for the Summer Research Scholarship:

3. You must choose at least one project, some faculties will require you to select up to three.

4. When all sections are complete, click the ‘Submit’ button.

5. You will receive an email acknowledging your application.

6. Applications must be submitted by midnight on 6 August 2017 for the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries and by midnight on 30 July 2017 for all other faculties and institutes. Late applications cannot be accepted.

7. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-September 2017.

8. For any queries on the application process, contact