Summer Research Scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at the University of Auckland, enhance your career opportunities and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study.

A Summer Research Scholarship recipient studying plant leaves.
  • Conduct a research project under supervision for 10 weeks over the summer months.
  • Receive a tax-free stipend of $5,500.
  • Open to high-achieving domestic and international students who are enrolled in a New Zealand or international university and have the potential to succeed in postgraduate study.

For more information on the benefits of Summer Research Scholarships, visit Why do a Summer Research Scholarship?

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Application closing date

Applications for summer 2016-17 are now closed. If you would like to see examples of the projects that are available each year, take a look at the 2016-17 summer research projects.

Scholarship duration

10 weeks between December 2016 and February 2017.
Your actual starting and finishing dates must be agreed by the project supervisor.

Studying in Auckland in the summer

Auckland comes into its own in summer and it means you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning beaches, rainforests or some of the major events happening across the city.

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