The University of Auckland Commonwealth Scholarships     

About the scholarship

Application status: No application required
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

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, award or prize 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, award or prize, download a copy of the regulations.

Help and support

You can find answers to your questions about scholarships, awards and prizes on the University's online help and support centre, AskAuckland.

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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.