Student Network Programmes and Travel Grants

Network programmes are popular for students looking to cram a lot of international experience into a short time. They offer a unique combination of interdisciplinary academic or leadership content, networking, and cultural and social activities.

How it works

  • Most places are limited
  • Students must be nominated by their university
  • The International Office manages this process at the University of Auckland. It also offers travel grants for students to attend selected programmes
  • Different events are advertised as information becomes available. They are promoted in faculties and by Auckland Abroad
  • Travel grants are only available for some network programmes. See the table below for details
  • The costs covered by the grant can also vary, so check the details before you apply
  • All applications must be submitted through go.aucklandabroad.ac.nz

2017 At-a-Glance

Programme Name Theme*   When & Where Who can apply?
U21 Undergraduate Research Conference Future Societies, Global Citizens

26-30 June 2017

The University of Edinburgh, UK

Travel grants
available 

Honours and research-active undergraduate students
APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program Global Challenges for New Generation in Asia-Pacific
Region

1-12 July 2017

Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

Travel grants available

Undergraduate students (second year and above)
U21 Summer School Fabricating Design Spaces
26 June – 14 July 2017
Second year undergraduate students with design
background
U21 Health Sciences Summer School 
Global Health and the Social Determinants of Health
16-28 July 2017
Undergraduate students (second year and above) in
medical and health sciences programmes

Further information may become available. Check back for updates.

Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference

Future Societies, Global Citizens

26-30 June 2017
The University of Edinburgh

Opportunity for Honours and research-active
undergraduate students

This conference attracts students from a wide range of disciplines. Participants have the opportunity to polish their presentation
skills, showcase their research and connect with students from around the world. It includes field trips and social activities.

Up to three students enrolled at the University of Auckland will be selected to participate in this event alongside students from our 24 U21 partner universities. The University will provide economy airfares and accommodation costs for selected students. There is no registration fee.

Complete your traveller profile and apply to this programme on go.aucklandabroad.ac.nz.

You must submit the application by 12pm (noon) on 20 March 2017.

For further information, visit: Future Societies, Global Citizens.

APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program

Global Challenges for New Generation in Asia-Pacific Region

1-12 July 2017
Far Eastern Federal University, Russia
Opportunity for Undergraduate Students (second year and above).

This is an annual 2-week program attracting student leaders from a variety of disciplines. It focuses on leadership development, innovation and cultural exchange. It includes theme-related lectures and seminars as well as cultural and social activities.

Up to 3 students enrolled at the University of Auckland will be selected to participate in this event alongside students from our APRU partner universities. The University will provide economy airfares for selected students. For this programme, the University will also cover a USD$500 registration fee. This includes shared accommodation and some meals.

Complete your traveller profile and apply to this programme on go.aucklandabroad.ac.nz.

You must submit the application by 12pm (noon) on 20 March
2017
.

For further information, visit Undergraduate Leaders Program.

Travel Grant Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Travel grant applications will only be accepted for selected events.

Please refer to the table at the top of this page for details.

All applicants must be enrolled at the University of Auckland at the time of application. The following criteria will be taken into consideration by the selection panel:

  1. Demonstrated academic merit (generally a minimum GPA of 6.0)
  2. Either a) Acceptance of their paper/abstract by the conference organisers and overall quality of the abstract (if applicable) OR b) Level of engagement with the programme theme
  3. Motivation for applying to the programme
  4. Suitability as a representative of the University of Auckland
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively across disciplines
  6. Support of the student’s Faculty
  7. Benefits for the University and alignment of the application with the University’s strategic priorities

Where two or more applicants are considered to equally meet the selection criteria, appropriate representation across faculties may be considered at the panel’s discretion. Preference may be given to students who have not been previously funded by the University for similar opportunities.