AUT Doctoral Scholarships are open to domestic as well as international students. In order to attract exceptional doctoral research students and to promote and stimulate doctoral studies in fields that improve AUT’s research capacity, the Auckland University of Technology offers doctoral scholarships. High-achieving candidates who apply to an AUT-approved doctoral program are given scholarships. Before submitting an application for a scholarship, candidates must have been accepted into the doctoral program.
|Auckland University of Technology
|1. AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships
2. AUT Doctoral Scholarships
|Full fees plus an annual stipend
|AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships – offered all year long
AUT Doctoral Scholarships – March 1, July 15, and November 1
Auckland University of Technology
A former technical college was given university status on January 1, 2000, creating Auckland University of Technology, a university in New Zealand. It has five faculties in addition to the AUT Millennium, Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory, and AUT Centre for Refugee Education, which are all specialized locations.
According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, AUT is ranked in the top 25 worldwide for its global outlook, coming in at 24th overall and first in New Zealand.
Types of Doctoral Scholarships at Auckland University of Technology
There are two types of scholarships available to doctoral students.
- AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships
- AUT Doctoral Scholarships
1. AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships
- If the most recent qualifying program was completed at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution and the applicant meets the additional requirements below, they will be given consideration for a scholarship on a case-by-case basis for new doctoral applicants with a GPA of 8.0 or above; or
- If the qualifying program was completed at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution and the applicant meets the additional requirements below, new Mori and domestic Pacific doctoral applicants will be given case-by-case consideration for a scholarship if they have a GPA of 7.5 or above from their most recent qualifying program. In order to qualify, applicants must be New Zealand nationals or residents with legal status in the country.
2. AUT Doctoral Scholarships
All applicants, including those from nations other than New Zealand, who meet the admission requirements below are eligible for AUT Doctoral Scholarships. If alternative scholarships are funded by the faculty of the applicant’s school, doctoral fees or stipend awards will also be taken into consideration.
The following are typically included in the full scholarship:
- tuition (at the domestic rate) plus the required student services fee; and
- a stipend of NZ$30,000 per year.
The following Faculty or School-funded options will also be taken into consideration for candidates for the AUT Doctoral Scholarship:
- Full fees plus the compulsory student services fee
- a stipend of at least $20,000 per year, or the minimum living expense required for an Immigration New Zealand student visa, whichever is higher, are both options.
- All AUT PhD scholarships have a three-year maximum tenure. A Professional Doctorate will only receive support for a maximum of two years.
- Annual renewal is contingent upon satisfactory progress, which is shown by reaching the benchmarks listed in the AUT Postgraduate Handbook.
- All AUT Doctoral Scholarship recipients typically have the academic standing of first-class honors.
- Candidates must have received an Offer of Place (OOP) for the doctoral program at AUT and meet the standard requirements for admission to the doctoral program.
- Candidates for this scholarship must have a strong academic record, credible academic references, and have shown the ability to conduct high-caliber research.
- Scholarships are given based on academic merit, and those who receive this one will typically have earned first-class honors. Previous studies should include research methodology paper(s) and an independent research project, including the writing of a report on that research.
- At the time of application, candidates must satisfy the English language proficiency requirements listed in the Academic Calendar (http://www.aut.ac.nz/calendar).
There will be two categories for applications:
- AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships – The AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships are available throughout the year.
- a. If a new doctoral applicant’s most recent qualifying program was completed at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution and they meet the additional requirements below, they will be given consideration for a scholarship on a case-by-case basis.
- b. New Māori and domestic Pacific doctoral applicants who completed their most recent qualifying program with a GPA of 7.5 or higher may be given consideration for a scholarship if they also meet the additional requirements below and the qualifying program was completed at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution. Māori and domestic Pacific applicants must be New Zealand citizens or legal permanent residents.
- AUT Doctoral Scholarships – Applications for AUT doctoral scholarships are available one month before the deadline.
- a. The three contestable rounds are open to all qualified applicants, including international students as well as New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.
- b. At the time of application, grades for the qualifying degree must be available. The following round of applications is for students awaiting grades.
- AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships – offered all year long.
- AUT Doctoral Scholarships: There are three rounds for AUT Doctoral Scholarships with closing dates through the year – March 1, July 15, and November 1
AUT Doctoral Scholarships Application Process
To apply for the AUT Doctoral Scholarships you have to complete two steps:
- Apply for admission into the PhD program at AUT
- Apply for an AUT Doctoral Scholarship
1) Apply for admission into the PhD program at AUT
The recipient of this scholarship must be accepted into the AUT doctoral program in order to hold it. Candidates who have not finished the admissions application process for the PhD program are ineligible to apply. It is imperative that applicants allow at least two months before applying for this scholarship because the admissions process could take up to two months to complete.
Contact the Graduate Research School at email@example.com for information on how to begin your application for admission to the PhD program.
or go to the Auckland University of Technology for details and the online admission process.
2) Apply for an AUT Doctoral Scholarship
You should apply for admission first, and then submit a scholarship application after that. The AUT scholarship application portal (CommunityForce) will be used to submit applications for the scholarship.
Applicants must finish all sections of the application and request the necessary support documents in order to submit them. Applications that are incomplete won’t be sent to the selection panel. The following must be uploaded to the online application form and submitted with it:
- Academic records for any prior postsecondary education that was completed at a school other than AUT
- A duplicate of the job offer, conditional or unconditional
- A succinct CV (no more than three pages)
- A two-page proposal that uses the template included with the online application form to describe the intended research. The following information will be requested from the applicant:
- Suggestion for 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
- All applicants, excluding those whose qualifying program was completed at AUT, are required to submit two academic reference letters.
- Only one referee will be required of AUT applicants.
Utilize the online portal to deliver your completed application to the scholarship office. Once you have finished all the necessary sections of your application, you must submit it; this can be done before your referees have turned in their reports. Apply through the Online Scholarships Application portal available from the link below: