About the program
These Scholarships were established in 1996 and revised in 2016.
The intention of the Scholarships is to encourage and support academically excellent domestic and international students, who are paying domestic fees, to undertake doctoral study at the University of Auckland. Students will be assessed for scholarship eligibility at the time of application to the doctoral programme.
- the basis of selection will be academic merit and strategic factors
- the Scholarships are awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Board of Graduate
1. The Scholarships shall be known as the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships.
2. The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship provides a tax-free stipend of up to $27,000 per annum in 2016,
with an annual cost of living adjustment to the stipend value, for up to 36 months (see Regulation 9 and Note ii) for students enrolled in a PhD, DClinPsy or the research component of another approved doctorate. In addition, compulsory tuition fees will be covered for up to 36 months for all domestic students and for international students who are eligible to study under the domestic fees policy (see Note iii). International students will also receive compulsory international student health cover. Part-time students will be paid pro-rata for up to 72 months (see Note iv).
3. Students will be considered for the award of a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship at the time of application to the doctoral programme only. Students who have already been admitted to their doctoral programme are not eligible for consideration for a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (see Notes xvii, xviii and xxi).
4. The Scholarships will be available for full-time enrolment in the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Clinical Psychology or the research component of another approved doctorate. The scholarships may also be available to domestic students for whom socially compelling reasons make part-time enrolment preferable (see Note iv).
5. The Scholarships are tenable by domestic and international students who are paying domestic fees.
6. The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Board of
7. Awarding will be based on academic merit, measured by the grade point average or grade point equivalent obtained
in the applicant’s most recent qualifying programme for doctoral study (see Note v); strategic factors may also be
taken in to consideration.
8. Domestic and international students will be required to enrol within 3 and within 6 months respectively of the date of
their unconditional programme offer, otherwise the scholarship offer will lapse (see Note xiv). Awardees must also
meet all requirements of their admission and scholarship offer before any payments will be made.
9. The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships will provide support for up to 36 months of study and payments will
commence from the doctoral enrolment date. A further six months scholarship funding, subject to Scholarship Sub- Committee approval, may be available. These durations shall be pro-rated for part-time scholarship awardees (see Note iv).
10. To comply with the full-time study requirement in Regulation 4, the amount of additional and paid work a Scholar may undertake either inside or outside the University shall not exceed a total of 500 hours per scholarship year.
11. A University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship may not be held concurrently with any other doctoral scholarship funded by the University of Auckland (including scholarships funded by faculties), or with any postgraduate scholarship awarded by the Universities New Zealand Committee, Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Asian Development Bank, Education New Zealand or any other New Zealand government or foreign government-funded scholarships. However, it may be held with any other study award or grant where the regulations for that award or grant permit, and where the University of Auckland Council so approves, up to an additional maximum of 75% of the stipend value of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship. If the value of the co-tenured scholarship exceeds 75% of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship stipend value, the emolument for the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship will be reduced to limit the additional co-tenured stipend value to 75% of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship stipend value.
12. A Scholarship may be terminated by the University of Auckland Council should it receive a report from the Board of Graduate Studies that a candidate’s academic progress is unsatisfactory.
How to apply?
You do not need to apply for this Scholarship or complete an online application form, it is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty or University of Auckland Committee.
For more information about the awarding process for this Scholarship, download a copy of the regulations from the website.
For more information "Further official information" below.