New doctoral applicants with a grade point average (GPA) of 8.00 or above, from their most recent qualifying programme, will be guaranteed a scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand university.
Outstanding new doctoral applicants who completed their most recent qualifying programme for doctoral study at an overseas institution will be considered for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship based on performance in the qualifying programme (including the standing of the awarding institution).
New Māori and domestic3 Pacific doctoral applicants with a GPA of 7.50 or above,* from their most recent qualifying programme, will be guaranteed a scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand university.
Other new doctoral applicants may be considered for a scholarship at the discretion of the Faculty Dean, provided they have a GPA/E of no less than 7.00 in the programme that qualifies them for doctoral study or are being considered for doctoral admission on the basis of an exceptional research record. The number of scholarships available across the University through the discretion of Faculty Deans is very limited, and the Faculty Dean may choose not to exercise this discretion in any given year. All University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships are awarded at the time of offer of place only.
The University does not assess eligibility for a University of Auckland postgraduate scholarship prior to application for a place on a programme. So you must submit an application for admission in order to be considered for a scholarship. You will be advised of your eligibility once we have received your final grades and you have a firm offer of place for your chosen programme.
It’s easy! When you apply for a place at the University, you will have the opportunity to confirm whether or not you also wish to be considered for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship — you don’t need to apply separately.
There are no scholarship "rounds" or application forms. This means you can apply for a place on a doctoral programme when you are ready, safe in the knowledge that you will also be assessed for the scholarship when your grades are confirmed.