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Scholarships at Auckland University of Technology

There are 8 scholarships available at Auckland University of Technology.

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarships are available to individuals who exhibit dedication towards the development of educational skills with a focus on the following:

  • The advancement of education in all aspects of and research into sustainable and efficient farming and agricultural practices and
  • To advance education and to relieve poverty by supporting the social and economic development, and education in New Zealand, of persons of Pacific Island and in particular Solomon Island descent.

Tenure: One Year

Application details

Scholarship applications will be considered twice a year, in July and December. All applications should be received by the Trustees by the end of June and November in each year to be considered by the Trustees. 

All letters or emails of appeal should receive an initial response within 6 weeks. Please write a letter of no more than two sides long detailing

  • the purpose and nature of the project 
  • intended beneficiaries 
  • budget
  • existing sources of finance
  • other funding applications, including those to statutory sources and the Lottery
  • whether you have previously applied to us, successfully or otherwise
  • GST Registration

Value details

Up to NZ $2,000 (or more by approval)

Application deadline

30 November 2018

AUT Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) awards scholarships to high achieving candidates applying to an approved doctoral programme at AUT. AUT offers Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships in order to attract highly achieving doctoral research students to AUT and to encourage and stimulate doctoral studies in areas that enhance the University's research capability.

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.

Recipients of this scholarship will have 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.

Professional Doctorate candidates may apply at the time of submission of the PGR9.

Preference will be given to new applicants to the doctoral programme at AUT, including those currently in provisional candidature.

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. 

Application details

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 application by AUT VC 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.

Value details

Annual payment of tuition fees (at the domestic rate) plus the compulsory student services fee; An annual stipend of NZ $25,000 per year

Application deadline

15 October 2018

Master of Arts Scholarship in Applied Language Studies or Professional Language Studies

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be new students enrolling full-time into the Master of Professional Language Studies (Language Teaching) or the Master of Arts in Applied Language Studies. Applicants who have not applied for admission to the master’s programme should commence this process as well.
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence in past tertiary study.

Tenure: One year of full-time study only

Application details

Scholarship applicants must complete the AUT online Scholarship Application available from September in the year of application.  Applicants will upload:

  • A brief CV (no more than two pages)
  • Academic transcripts for any tertiary study completed at any institution other than AUT.
  • Two testimonials relating to the candidate’s applied language/ linguistic background, as well as their general academic performance and potential.

Value details

NZ $8,000 towards fees

Application deadline

14 November 2018

Business, Economics and Law Doctoral Fees Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

All applicants for this scholarship must:

  • Meet the normal admission criteria to the Doctor of Philosophy programme.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in their prior undergraduate and postgraduate study, usually achieving at least an A- average or better.
  • Be proposing to undertake doctoral research in a field of study where the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law can offer supervision.
  • Be enrolling for the first time in a full-time Doctor of Philosophy programme.

Tenure: Up to three years of full-time study in the Doctor of Philosophy programme, renewed annually.

Annual renewal of the scholarship will be dependent on the recipient maintaining satisfactory progress with his or her doctoral study.

Application details

Application will be through the AUT on-line scholarships application portal. Applicants will be asked to upload:

  • Academic transcripts of prior undergraduate and postgraduate study if this study was completed at an institution other than AUT.
  • A written statement summarising prior academic and research accomplishments.
  • A written summary of the proposed doctoral research, outlining its rationale, significance and likely contribution.
  • The applicant will also be asked to nominate their supervisor through the portal in order for them to provide a statement of support.

Value details

Domestic tuition fees equivalent and student services fees

Application deadline

1 December 2018

Auckland Council Research Scholarship in Urban Economics

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

At the time of application candidates must be enrolled or planning to enrol in a postgraduate programme at a New Zealand university (applicants may be enrolled as full time students).

The postgraduate programme must be in the area of urban economics. Universities NZ and Auckland Council reserve the right to determine the eligibility of a particular area of study.

A thesis, dissertation, or research report must be a requirement of the postgraduate programme.

Tenure: The scholarship can be held for only one academic year. Candidates whose programmes are spread over more than one academic year are eligible for only one year’s scholarship.

Application details

Candidates must complete an application using the Universities NZ online system.

Value of scholarship

1,42,551 total value

Application deadline

1 February 2019

Mr M and Mrs T Olechnowicz Scholarship

Study level

Career based/Vocational,Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Open to students of Polish birth or who have at least one direct ancestor who was born in Poland. Applicants must be enrolled or intending to be enrolled for an approved course of study at a New Zealand university.

The Trustees shall determine both who shall be awarded the Scholarship and also the value of each award. They will consider the following criteria:

  • the past scholastic record of the applicant;
  • the aptitude and suitability of the applicant for their proposed course of study;
  • the financial needs of the applicant;
  • the interest of the applicant in, and his or her contribution to the Polish community in New Zealand;
  • such other matters as they consider relevant.

Application details

By application form available online.

Value of scholarship

57,020 total value

Application deadline

31 October 2018, 31 October 2019

Colab PhD/MPhil Fees Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To support innovative interdisciplinary research that reflects Colab’s future focused aspirations in such areas as gaming, entrepreneurship, smart materials, wearable tech, making and digital civics Colab will offer fees scholarships for the doctoral programme and domestic equivalent fees Scholarships for the MPhil programme.

  • The scholarships is open to international applicants.
  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the PhD or MPhil programme at AUT.
  • The scholarships are available on merit to international students.
  • Preference will be given to proposals in areas of interdisciplinary engagement pertinent to Colab’s aims and research focus.

Tenure: Up to three years for a PhD programme but will be reviewed annually.

Application details

The applicant must submit the application by the closing date and upload:

  • Copies of transcripts for any study completed at an institution other than AUT
  • A copy of the Research Proposal (PGR1 or PGR2) that will be submitted as a component of the application for admission.

Value details

Full fees-PhD; Domestic equivalent fees- MPhil

Application deadline

14 December 2018, 14 December 2019

CoLab PhD Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To support innovative interdisciplinary research that reflects Colab’s future focused aspirations in such areas as gaming, entrepreneurship, materials design and visualization. Colab will offer a full PhD scholarship.

  • The scholarship is available to international applicants.
  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the PhD programme at AUT.
  • The scholarships are available on merit to international students.
  • The holding of this scholarship is conditional on acceptance into the AUT doctoral programme. Applicants must fulfil all conditions for admission to the Doctoral Programme in AUT University, which can be found on the AUT University website. This includes having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency.

Tenure

Up to three years based on satisfactory progress reviewed annually.

Application details

The applicant must apply through the AUT on-line scholarship application portal and upload;

  • Copies of transcripts for study completed at any tertiary institution other than at AUT
  • A copy of the Research Proposal that will be submitted as a component of the application for admission.

Value details

NZ $25,000 annual stipend plus tuition and compulsory student levies

Application deadline

14 December 2019

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