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AUT Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Doctoral Scholarship

Key information

Value: NZ $25,000 annual stipend Tuition fees and Student Services Levies

Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Number of awards: 1

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

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a doctoral student who is a citizen, and resident in, one of the following Pacific countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga and Vanuatu to carry out doctoral study at AUT University. Applicants must be a citizen and resident of one of the eligible countries. Applicants may not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand or any other developed country. Applicants who are New Zealand citizens from the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and dual citizens of Samoa are exempt from this requirement; however, they must reside in the Cook Islands, Nuie, Tokelau or Samoa or another eligible country. Preference may be given to those applicants who have also been schooled in an eligible country.

The recipients of this scholarship will have strong academic references plus a strong academic record and/or have demonstrated the potential for quality research. Previous study should include research methodologies papers and an independent research project, including the writing of a report on that research.

Applicants must meet the normal admission criteria to the doctoral programme, including, minimally, second class (first division) honours or equivalent as stated in the Academic Calendar. However, recipients of this scholarship will normally have the equivalent of first class honours.

The applicant's proposed field of study must be one where the University can offer supervision. It is advisable that applicants should contact potential supervisors prior to application to confirm the availability of supervision.

Tenure: Up to three years, renewable annually on satisfactory progress.

Who can apply?

Cook Islander
Papua New Guinean
Solomon Islander

How to apply?

Application will be via the online scholarship application portal available from the link.

It is not possible to submit incomplete scholarship applications through the online application process. In order for the application to be submitted all requested documentation must be included.

The following documents or statements must be completed and uploaded in the application portal by the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection panel.

  • AUT Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Doctoral Scholarship on-line application form;
  • Academic transcript(s) if any previous tertiary study has been completed at a university other than AUT
  • A certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate or passport
  • Two referee's reports are required. Applicants must not submit referee's reports directly. Nominated referees will be sent a request directly by the on-line application system. Please advise your referees that they will be receiving an email requesting a reference statement and that this must be submitted by the closing date or your application will be ineligible. If the referee declines to provide a reference before the closing date you will be able to nominate another referee.
  • A two page statement (maximum 1,000 words) outlining the applicant's research proposal using the template provided with the online application form. Please note this must be two pages only (plus one page for references). If a longer document is provided you will be asked to rewrite it.
  • Written support from the proposed primary supervisor if they have not acted as one of the referees above;
  • A brief C.V. (maximum three pages)

Value of the Scholarship

NZ 25,000 annual stipend Tuition fees and Student Services Levies


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