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Auckland University of Technology Scholarships

There are 5 scholarships available at Auckland University of Technology.

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 either full time or part 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.

Application details

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

Value details

NZ $2,000 or NZ $4,000

Application deadline

1 May 2018

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.

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.

Applications can be made at any time. There are ‘no closing dates’, and 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.

Value details

At the descretion of the Trustees

Application deadline

30 June 2017, 30 November 2017

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The NZIDRS is a prestigious, highly competitive scholarship. It is awarded based on academic excellence and the benefit of the candidate’s proposed research to New Zealand. Recipients of this award will have an academic record placing them within the top 5% of PhD candidates worldwide.

In order to apply for the NZIDRS you must meet ALL five eligibility criteria.

These criteria are non-negotiable.

  • You must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  • You must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  • If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 01 July 2016
  • You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  • You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Selection Criteria

The NZIDRS are awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the PhD research for New Zealand. Applications must propose research that has a clear, direct and tangible positive effect on:

  • New Zealand’s economy, in terms of international trade and business development in key sectors, OR
  • New Zealand’s population in terms of health and safety, OR
  • Research and scholarship in either of the above two areas

Approved Disciplines

Applications are welcomed from eligible candidates undertaking relevant research in any discipline.

Application details

To complete this application, you will need to upload the following documents:

  • Evidence of citizenship for every country for which you hold citizenship
  • Evidence of an unconditional offer of place for a PhD programme from a New Zealand university
  • Academic transcripts, grading scale and certificates of completion
  • Curriculum Vitae

You will also need to provide the names and emails of two academic referees for your references.

Value details

An annual living stipend of NZ $25,000 per year (tax free); Medical insurance coverage up to NZ $600 annually

Application deadline

30 August 2017

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. Applicants who have the full support of their Faculty and who have completed their qualifying programme at a New Zealand university with either first class honours (with a GPA of 7.0 or above) or a straight A average (GPA of 8.0 or above) in their qualifying programme are guaranteed a scholarship (Category A).  Applicants who do not meet these requirements may apply in the October scholarships round (Category B).

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.

Application details

It is not possible to submit incomplete scholarship applications through the online application process. 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.

Category A applicants may apply at any time.

Value details

An annual stipend of NZ $25,000 per year, plus tuition fees and student services fee.

Application deadline

15 October 2017

New Zealand Development Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country.

NZDS are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development programme. They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

NZDS are for postgraduate study in New Zealand and are available to candidates from specific African, Caribbean and Latin American countries, and from Bhutan, Jordan, Mongolia, Nepal and Timor-Leste. NZDS are also available for undergraduate study to candidates from Timor Leste.

Application details

Applicants can apply online.

Value details

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