Doctoral scholarships information and forms
This page contains information for students who have been awarded a doctoral scholarship for study at Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland.
University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
The University of Doctoral Scholarship provides a tax-free stipend of up to $33,000 per annum in 2023, with an annual CPI adjustment to the stipend value, for up to 36 months full-time equivalent (FTE) for awardees enrolled in a PhD, MD, DClinPsy, or DocFA, or for up to 24 months FTE for awardees enrolled in the research component of an EdD or DHSc.
In addition, while in receipt of the scholarship, the University will cover tuition and Student Services Fees, as well as (single-student) international health insurance (international students only).
Other doctoral scholarships
The University of Auckland Scholarships Office also administers a wide range of other doctoral scholarships. Some of these have regulations you can find in the Find a scholarship or award searchable database. You might also have been awarded a scholarship funded by a research project awarded to your supervisor by an external funder such as the Royal Society (Marsden Grants) or HRC.
Doctoral scholarship forms
Under the conditions of your scholarship, you must notify the Scholarships Office if there is any change in your enrolment or funding situation, so if you are changing your enrolment to part-time, or suspending your study, or if you have been awarded an additional scholarship or award, you will need to request a change to your scholarship conditions by completing one of the forms below.
Requests to hold your scholarship part-time, or to suspend your scholarship are separate from a request to suspend your study or swap to part-time study. You will need to complete a request in Whahapū, as well as completing one of the below forms.
Your request will be considered in conjunction with the specific regulations or terms and conditions for your scholarship.
Request a Scholarship Funding Letter
International students may need a letter confirming your scholarship funding. If you have been awarded on of the following scholarships, you can request this letter through Student Services Online:
- University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
- University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship Extension
- University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarship
- University of Auckland Business School Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship
- University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Doctoral Scholarship
- Dean's International Doctoral Scholarship (FMHS)
- Allan Maxwell Science PhD Scholarship
- Barry Spicer and Owen G Glenn PhD Scholarship
- Murray Wren Doctoral Scholarship in Architecture
- Professor Brian Coote Memorial Scholarship
If your scholarship is funded by research project funding awarded to your supervisor, you will need to request the letter directly from your supervisor, you will not be able to complete the below process.
- Log into Student Services Online (SSO) and go to the 'Scholarship & Payments' tile.
- Click on 'Request Funding Letter" and then 'OK' to the pop-up box.
- When the letter is approved by the Scholarships Office, you will receive a notification in your SSO and a 'Download' link will appear in the 'Scholarship Funding Letters' tab. You can then download the letter as a pdf file.
- Your current and previous request(s) for funding letters is recorded in the 'Scholarship Funding Letters' tab.
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 i.e. $33,000 pa stipend in 2023 plus full fees and international health insurance, if applicable. Please read the University of Auckland Doctoral Extension Guidelines thoroughly before beginning an application.
Academic Career Advancement Award
The Academic Career Advancement Programme (ACAP) is designed to prepare doctoral candidates for a career in academia. Through a series of seminars, the programme allows candidates to explore key aspects of academic life, build interdisciplinary relationships with academics across the University, and get a head start in the academic job market.
Candidates are subject to a competitive selection process where priority is given to mid-phase doctoral students who have completed their provisional goals. Due to the high proportion of applications, meeting these criteria does not guarantee you a place.
Tuition is funded by the Academic Career Advancement Award.