AUT Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships

Closing date: Applicants may apply at any time
Value of Award: See additional information section
No. of awards: Varies depending on funding
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.

Regulations

Application Form - Vice Chancellor

Auckland University of Technology (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.

From 2020 AUT will offer two categories of AUT Scholarships. AUT Vice Chancellor's Scholarships are available only to: a.       New doctoral applicants with a GPA of 8.0 or above in their most recent qualifying programme will be considered for a scholarship on a case-by-case basis provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution and they meet the additional conditions below; or  b.       New Māori and domestic Pacific doctoral applicants with a GPA of 7.5 or above, from their most recent qualifying programme will be considered for a scholarship on a case-by-case basis scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution and they meet the additional conditions below. Applicants applying under b) must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. All other applicants must apply for an AUT Doctoral Scholarship.


Selection criteria:

  • 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. New doctoral applicants with a GPA of 8.0 or above in their most recent qualifying programme will be considered on a case-by-case basis for a scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution and they meet the additional conditions below; or  New Māori and domestic Pacific doctoral applicants with a GPA of 7.5 or above, from their most recent qualifying programme will be considered on a case by case basis for a scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution and they meet the additional conditions below. Applicants applying under b) must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.  The following additional conditions apply to be eligible for an AUT Vice Chancellors Scholarship. - Applicants must have an unconditional Offer of Place in the doctoral programme. - Applicants must enrol into the Doctoral programme within three months of the offer of scholarship.        NB: the GPA for AUT Doctoral scholarships will be calculated using the AUT method outlined in the document available from the webpage http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/fees-scholarships-andfinance/scholarships/vice-chancellors-doctoral-scholarships. All applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements as stated in the Academic Calendar (http://www.aut.ac.nz/calendar) at the time of application.   All applicants must meet the normal admission criteria for the doctoral programme. http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/entry-requirements/postgraduate-and-graduate-admission-requirements  

General Information:

How do students apply?
Application is through the AUT online scholarship application portal available from the link above.   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 will need to be uploaded and submitted with the 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  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.   Reference statements: Two academic reference statements are required for all applicants other than those whose qualifying programme was completed at AUT. AUT applicants will be required to provide one referee only. Applicants must not submit referee’s reports directly; nominated referees will be sent a request directly from the On-line application system. Please advise your referees that they will be receiving an email requesting a reference statement. Reference statements must be submitted by the closing date or the application will be deemed ineligible.  If the referee declines to provide a reference the applicant will have the opportunity to nominate another referee. Applicants can submit the application without referees’ statements. However, the application will be considered ineligible and will not be released to selection panels without the required reference statements. Complete applications for AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships will be forwarded to the Faculty’s Associate Dean Postgraduate who will then recommend the awarding of a scholarship under this category if appropriate, then considered on a case-by-case basis by a sub-committee of the AUT Scholarships Committee.
Regulations
Application Form - Vice Chancellor

Decision makers
Applicants must have the full support of their faculty in order to apply. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by a sub-committee of the AUT Scholarships Committee.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Applicants are notified of the outcome by the University Scholarships Office.   Selection by the sub-committee will be based on demonstrated excellence in the following: the applicant’s academic record (including prizes, awards and any publications); the strategic importance of the research proposal and alignment with AUT Directions; the applicant’s research and/or professional background and any publication record; the referees’ statements; the availability of supervision within the applicant’s area of research including full faculty support and whether crucial to the supervisor's ability to undertake/contribute to research activities. AUT graduates will be given preference.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Please see Regulations document for full conditions.  

Additional information
The AUT Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship consists of the following: ·         Tuition fees (at the domestic rate) plus the compulsory student services fee; and ·         An annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum.  

Who else has information about this award?


For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Auckland University of Technology


Phone: +64 9 921 9837

Email: scholars@aut.ac.nz

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