University of Auckland PhD Top-Up Scholarship

A Scholarship to bring the value of approved externally funded PhD scholarships into line with the current value of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.

About the scholarship

Application status: No application required
Applicable study: PhD
Opening date:
Closing date: No student application required
Tenure: Up to 36 months (see Reg. 12)
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: Varies
Offer rate: Varies
Value: Varies

The Scholarship was established to supplement, in accordance with these regulations, a Top-Up Scholarship awardee’s externally funded PhD scholarship up to the level of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.

Students may be recommended for supplementary funding, subject to budget constraints, strategic objectives and the requirements and provisions of these regulations.Top-Up funding is not available if the external funding is provided by a foreign government or agency.Students cannot request consideration for this Scholarship.

Faculties, LSRIs and URCs may request consideration in accordance with the PhD Top-Up Scholarship Guidelines and Process for Academic Staff (

Consideration is at the discretion of the Central Selection Committee and subject to the availability of resources and requirements of the Scholarship regulations.


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.

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