How to apply

Applying for a Summer Research Scholarship is a two-step process: read our guide on how to apply.

Applications for 2020-2021 scholarships have now closed. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-October 2020.

To be considered for a Summer Research Scholarship, ALL applicants must complete their application in two steps:

Step 1. Apply for admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme

Step 2. Apply for a scholarship and a project

If you wish to apply for projects in two or more faculties you must complete a separate scholarship application for each relevant faculty (Step 2). You only need to apply for admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme once (Step 1).

Before you apply

  1. Select the project(s) that interest you. You can apply for projects in more than one faculty but you can only hold one scholarship.
  2. Read the Summer Research Scholarships Regulations and check that you are eligible to apply.
  3. Have electronic copies of the following ready:
    • Your CV details
    • Your official academic transcript (current University of Auckland students can print their unofficial transcript from Student Services Online; non-University of Auckland students will need a copy of their official transcript)
    • Any project-specific information that has been requested by the faculty (as noted in the project description)
    • If you identify yourself as of Māori or Pacific Island descent in your application, you will need to complete details of your whakapapa or lineage and nominate a certifier to verify the details you have provided. We will email your certifier and you will receive an email when this request has been completed.


If you are new to the University, you will need to provide certified documents. We will email you once you have submitted your application to request the required documents. To be eligible for these scholarships, you must provide the requested documents as quickly as possible. Documents for the Application for Admission can be supplied after the scholarship and projects closing date.

Step 1. Apply for admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme

  1. Apply for admission and select 'No' to the following questions:
    • Have you already started or completed an application for admission?
    • Are you applying for any of the following programmes?
    • If you are new to the University, you will be asked to register and provide your email address and create a password.
    • If you have studied here before, please use your University of Auckland ID and password when you log in. 
  2. Click 'Begin' to start your application.
  3. Under ‘Programme Selection’, select
    • ‘Certificate’ as your Programme type
    • ‘Summer Research Scholarship Programme’ as your Programme name
  4. Under ‘Major/specialisation’, select
    • The option for your faculty
    • ‘2020 Late Year Semester’ as your Start Term
    • ‘City’  as your Campus, select regardless of where your study will be carried out
    • Under ‘Scholarships’ select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ as appropriate to your situation
  5. Click ‘Next’.
  6. Fill out the ‘Additional information’ mandatory fields. The answers you provide will not affect your application.
  7. Click ‘Next’.
  8. Under ‘Review Your Application’, click ‘Declaration’.
  9. Read and complete the Declaration’, click ‘I agree’, and then click ‘Submit application’.
  10. Apply for a scholarship and project (Step 2, below).

Step 2. Apply for a scholarship and a project

  1. Submit your application for admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme (Step 1, above).
  2. Apply online for the Summer Research Scholarship:
  3. You must choose at least one project, some faculties will require you to select up to three.
  4. When all sections are complete, click the ‘Submit’ button.
  5. You will receive an email acknowledging your application.
  6. Applications must be submitted by midnight on 12 August 2020. Late applications cannot be accepted.
  7. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-October 2020.
  8. For any queries on the application process, contact

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, we will only be able to consider applications from students currently residing in New Zealand and attending one of the eight New Zealand universities at the time of application.  If you are residing overseas at the moment, please do not complete this application.