Auckland University of Technology 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. The University awards scholarships to high achieving candidates applying to an approved doctoral programme at AUT.
Category A: New doctoral applicants with support from their AUT faculty who have a completed a qualifying programme at a New Zealand university with either a straight A average (GPA of 8.0 or above) or first class honours (with a GPA of 7.0 or above) in the qualifying programme are guaranteed a scholarship.
Applicants in this category must apply separately for the scholarship at the time of application into the doctoral programme and must have the full support of their faculty. Application for a scholarship is a separate process to the admission process and is via the AUT on-line scholarship application portal.
Category B: Applicants not meeting the criteria for a guaranteed scholarship are invited to apply for the 15 October round of the AUT Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships. Applications from 15 August.
The October round is open to all applicants, including those from countries other than New Zealand, who meet the AUT admission requirements for the doctoral programme including English language proficiency. Potential applicants must commence the admissions process prior to application for the scholarship.
AUT uses a number of criteria when assessing scholarship applicants - AUT calculation of GPA and ranking of scholarship applicants.
Each scholarship consists of an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 plus tuition fees and student services levy for up to three years and is currently valued at a total value of more than NZ$97,000.
Our PhD students are at the heart of our research culture. In order to attract and to recognise highly achieving research students AUT provides doctoral scholarships. Visit the links below for information about the research we do and our research units.
All recipients of a Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship will normally have the equivalent of first class honours.
Category A: Applicants who have recently completed their qualifying programme at a New Zealand university and whose programme of research is fully supported by their faculty are guaranteed a scholarship if they have attained either a straight A average (GPA of 8.0 or above) or first class honours (with a GPA of 7.0 or above) in their qualifying degree programme. These applicants may apply at any time.
Category B: The October application round will open on 15 August and is open to all other applicants including those from countries other than New Zealand who meet the admission requirements below.
Applicants must meet the admission criteria for a doctoral programme i.e. a relevant master’s degree or a bachelor (honours) degree with first or second class (first division) honours and have commenced the application for admission process as outlined below.
International applicants must meet the English Language proficiency requirements.
Consideration will be given to all applicants' research experience and publication record and previous study should include evidence of research methodology papers and an independent research project, including the writing of a report on that research. Preference will be given to new applicants to the PhD programme.
The holding of this scholarship is conditional on acceptance into the AUT doctoral programme. It is unlikely that applicants who have not commenced the process of applying for admission into the PhD programme will be awarded a scholarship. As the admissions process may take up to two months to complete it is essential that at least two months prior to applying for this scholarship:
a) Domestic applicants contact the postgraduate office of the faculty with which you wish to conduct your research for information and advice on the application for study process.
b) International applicants contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice regarding the admissions process for international students.
It is strongly advised that you apply for admission prior to applying for the scholarship. Application for the scholarship will be through the AUT scholarship application portal (CommunityForce).
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Last updated: 28-Feb-2017 2.53pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.