University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship Extension

If you hold a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship or you have been receiving external funding, you may be eligible to apply for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship Extension.

This Extension is for up to 6 months and is paid at the same rate as a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, ie $27,300 p.a stipend plus full fees and international health insurance, if applicable.

You can apply from around 3 months before the end date of your current funding. Please read the University of Auckland Doctoral Extension Guidelines below to determine your eligibility and the category you should apply under.

Endorsements of your progress and date and timeline to submission of your thesis will be required from both your supervisor and your Head of Department.

For more information, read the University of Auckland Doctoral Extension Guidelines.

Apply for a Doctoral Scholarship Extension

Applications for extensions can be made by visiting University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship Extension.

  • Submitted applications will be collected for review at midday on the first business day of each week (usually a Monday). Our office will liaise with the School of Graduate Studies to add a copy of your most recent annual report. 
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing and review. All applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.
  • Applications are considered by the Scholarships Sub-Committee.

If you have any questions that are not covered in the guidelines, please contact our Student Support Team.

Category A 'Extenuating and Unforeseeable Circumstances' Extensions

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship Category A 'Extenuating and Unforeseeable Circumstances' Extensions are being disestablished. Any student who believes they may have grounds for a Category A extension must submit evidence of those grounds to the Scholarships Office by 18 December 2017.

Students are reminded that if the circumstances they face mean that they cannot apply themselves to any study for the foreseeable future they must contact the University of Auckland and apply to suspend both their doctoral enrolment and their scholarship.