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AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships

AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships

AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships


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Purpose and background of award

Vice-chancellor’s Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years and each scholarship is worth in total approximately $96,000.

The purpose of the AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships is to encourage and stimulate doctoral studies in areas of University Research capability.

Full information about the application process and all documentation is available from this link;


Entry criteria

  • The October round is open to ALL applicants. The scholarship is open to applicants who are qualified to register for full-time study in a doctoral degree at AUT.
  • The April round is open only to domestic applicants and international applicants with a qualifying degree from a New Zealand University.
  • Applicants must meet the normal admission criteria to the doctoral programme, including, minimally, second class (first division) honours or equivalent as stated in the Academic Calendar. (
  • The proposed field of study is one where the University can offer supervision
  • Preference will be given to new applicants to a doctoral programme, including those in provisional candidature at AUT
  • The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence.


Closing dates for applications





An annual stipend of $25,000 per year, plus tuition fees.


Number of awards offered



Tenure of award

Tenable for a period of up to three years.

Application process

Full information about the application process is available from
There are two parts to the application process. You must 1) apply for this scholarship AND 2) submit your application for doctoral study if you have not already done so. Both procedures must be initiated for your application to be considered.
Domestic applicants are advised to contact the Faculty Postgraduate Office where you intend to study to discuss admission into the PhD programme.
International applicants should contact for advice regarding the admissions process prior to applying for this scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship who have initiated the application for admission are more likely to be successful.

Full regulations are available from the links above. The on-line application process will be available from 15 March only from the link above. ALL required documentation including faculty support, referee statements and proposal templates will be available through the on-line application process.
Applications will open prior to the closing date ie 15 March for the April round and 1 August for the October round.


Selection process

The Scholarship office will forward to faculties applications from students who have applied to that faculty. The faculties will nominate a shortlist to be considered by the final AUT selection panel.

Approximately six to eight weeks after the closing date.


What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Please refer to conditions of acceptance found in the regulations document.


Additional information

It is important to read the conditions surrounding this award as outlined in the Regulations carefully. Full information about the application process and all documentation is available from this link;
A scholarship will not be awarded if the selection panel is of the opinion that the applicant is not of sufficient merit.


Who else has information about this award?

Contact the Scholarships Office for further advice regarding eligibility.


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

Auckland University of Technology

Private Bag 92006

Phone: 09 921 9837

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