The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust First Year Doctoral Award

To support women students enrolled in their first year of full-time enrolment in a PhD or named Doctorate at the University of Auckland.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: First year of full-time study towards a PhD or named Doctorate at the University of Auckland
Opening date: 27 February 2023
Closing date: 10 April 2023
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance
Number on offer: Up to five
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $11,000

The Award was established in 2015 and is funded by The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust. From 2016, the University of Auckland has administered the Award on behalf of The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust for University of Auckland applicants.

The main purpose of the Award is to assist women graduates currently enrolled in their first year of full-time study at the University of Auckland towards a PhD or named doctorate.

The Award is also open to eligible students from other approved institutions in the Auckland area, who should apply directly through The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust.


How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around eight weeks after the closing date.

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