An annual stipend of $25,000 per year, plus tuition fees aand student services fee.
No. of awards:
Tenure:The scholarship is tenable for up to three years. If a recipient has been enrolled in the doctoral
programme at AUT for more than six months at the time of application the scholarship tenure will be
Applicants for the April round must be New Zealand citizens or
permanent residents or AUT alumni.
The October round is open to all eligible applicants i.e. applicants may be New Zealand citizens/ permanent residents or International students.
To attract highly achieving doctoral research students to AUT University and to encourage and stimulate doctoral studies in areas of the University’s research capability.
The scholarships are awarded on academic merit, recipients of this scholarship will normally have the equivalent of first class honours.
How do students apply?
Application is via the AUT online scholarship application portal. In order for the application to be submitted applicants must have completed all sections and requested the required support statements
from their referees via the portal. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection panel.
In making the selection panels will give particular consideration to the applicants status with regard to; New Zealand citizenship, residency, Maori or Pacific Island ethnicity, AUT alumni and to the principles of equity and diversity.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
Selection will be based on demonstrated excellence in the following:
the applicant’s academic record (including prizes, awards and any publications)
the applicant’s research proposal
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
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Preference will be given to new applicants to the doctoral programme at AUT, including those currently in provisional candidature. The decision regarding whether permission is granted for the Scholar to undertake paid employment, is at the sole discretion of the University.
Recipients of this scholarship will have an excellent academic record, strong academic references and have demonstrated the potential for high quality research. Previous study should include research methodology paper(s) and an independent research project, including the writing of a report on that research.
Who else has information about this award?
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact: