University of Auckland Commonwealth Scholarship

For doctoral students who are Canadian or British citizens.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: PhD or other approved doctorate - tenable by citizens of Canada and the UK
Opening date: See Note I
Closing date: See Note I
Tenure: Refer to Reg. 7
For: Assistance to complete a degree at the University of Auckland
Number on offer: Varies
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $27,900pa for 2019 plus health insurance, compulsory fees at the domestic rate, return flights for the scholar and $1,000 baggage allowance

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

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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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.