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Auckland University of Technology


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AUT Doctoral Scholarships

Key information

Value: An annual stipend of NZ $25,000 plus Full fees plus an annual stipend of either NZ $15,000, NZ $20,000 or NZ $25,000.

Number of awards: Various

* Please note tuition fees have been rounded off. Values may differ.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements as stated in the Academic Calendar at the time of application. Applicants must meet the normal admission criteria for the doctoral programme and have received an Offer of Place (OOP) for the doctoral programme at AUT.

Recipients of this scholarship will have an excellent academic record, strong academic references and have demonstrated the potential for high quality research.

Scholarships are awarded on academic merit and recipients of this scholarship will normally have the equivalent of first class honours. Previous study should include research methodology paper(s) and an independent research project, including the writing of a report on that research.

The applicant’s proposed field of study must be one where the University can offer supervision. Applicants should contact potential supervisors prior to application to confirm the availability of supervision for their proposed research.

Preference will be given to new applicants to the doctoral programme at AUT, including those currently in provisional candidature. Applicants who have applied unsuccessfully in past rounds may reapply only if there is a change to the information submitted.

Tenure: All AUT PhD scholarships are tenable for up to three years. Support for a Professional Doctorate will be for up to two years only.

Who can apply?

All international students

How to apply?

In order for the application to be submitted applicants must complete all sections and request the required support statements. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection panel.  The following documents or statements will need to be uploaded and submitted with the AUT Doctoral Scholarship On-line Application Form;

  • Academic transcript(s) for any previous tertiary study that was completed at a university other than AUT
  • A brief C.V. (maximum three pages)

A two page proposal outlining the intended research using the template provided with the online application form. The applicant will be asked to provide the following details:            

  • Proposed Topic/Title
  • Rationale and significance of the study
  • Key Question/hypothesis/problem/issue to be investigated:
  • Design of the study; the methodology and research technique(s) to be employed in the study
  • Research benefits
  • References

Please note the proposal must be two pages only (1,000 words) plus a maximum of one page for any references. If a longer document is provided you will be asked to revise the document to meet the requirements or the approved PGR2.

Closing date - Three dates annually 1 March,15 July and 1 November

Value of the Scholarship

An annual stipend of NZ 25,000 plus Full fees plus an annual stipend of either NZ 15,000, NZ 20,000 or NZ 25,000.


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