• 15 July 2020
  • 1 November 2020


Auckland, New Zealand

(Partially Funded)



Auckland University of Technology offers 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. The University awards scholarships to high achieving candidates applying to an approved doctoral programme at AUT.

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Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a university in New Zealand, formed on 1 January 2000 when a former technical college (originally established in 1895) was granted university status. It has five faculties across three campuses in Auckland: City, North, and South campuses, and an additional three specialist locations: AUT Millennium, Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory and AUT Centre for Refugee Education.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Architecture
  • Art and design
  • Business and economics
  • Communication studies
  • Creative technologies
  • Education
  • Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
  • Health sciences
  • Hospitality, tourism and events
  • Language and culture
  • Law
  • Science
  • Social sciences and public policy
  • Sport and recreation
  • Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 Years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • All recipients of an AUT Doctoral Scholarship will normally have the equivalent of first-class honours.
  • Applicants must meet the admission criteria for a doctoral programme, ie a relevant master’s degree or a bachelor’s (honours) degree with first or second class (first division) honours.
  •  English language proficiency requirements.  ( Ex. IELTS or other alternative options ).
  •  Preference will be given to new applicants to the PhD programme.
  • The holding of this scholarship is conditional on acceptance into the AUT doctoral programme.
  • Applicants who have not completed the process of applying for admission into the PhD programme are not eligible to apply.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

AUT Doctoral Scholarships normally consist 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.

Applicants for the AUT Doctoral Scholarship will be considered for one of the following faculty or school funded options:

  • A Full Fee Scholarship
  • Full fees plus an annual stipend of either $15,000, $20,000 or $25,000.

How to Apply

First Step: Apply for admission into the PhD programme at AUT:

Apply for admission into a PHD program at AUT by filling the application for admission.

For information on how to commence your application for admission to the PhD programme contact the Graduate Research School

Second Step: After submitting the university application, Download the Scholarship Regulationsand familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria and the conditions of acceptance.

Third Step: Apply for an AUT Doctoral Scholarship

Apply through the Online Scholarships Application portal which will ask to:

  • Upload a two-page statement outlining your proposed research. Please note this must be a maximum of 1,000 words only (plus references). A longer document will not be accepted.
  • Upload a brief CV (maximum three A4 pages).
  • Provide details of your two academic referees and request via the portal them to submit a confidential report directly to the online portal by the closing date.
  • If your proposed AUT primary supervisor or Head of School is not one of your referees, provide a letter or evidence of AUT faculty support. Your application will not be provided to the panel unless you can demonstrate that the AUT faculty support your application.


  • If you are an existing PhD student or already have an offer of place go directly to step 3.
  1. Consideration will be given to all applicants’:
    1. Research experience
    2. Publication record
    3. Previous study
    4.Evidence of research methodology papers
    5. An independent research project, including the writing of a report on that research

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This Scholarship Published by:
“Shahenda Hisham/ Egypt”

Reviewed by” Rana Hassan/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships Team