AUT University Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships 2014

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AUT University Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships 2014

AUT Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships for International Students in New Zealand, 2014.

  1. Applications are invited to apply for AUT doctoral scholarships for study commencing in 2014. Each scholarship consists of an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 plus tuition fees and student services levy for up to three years and is currently valued at approximately NZ$95,000. Potential applicants both New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and international students can apply for these scholarships.
  2. Applicants must meet the admission criteria for a doctoral programme, i.e. a relevant master’s degree or a bachelor ( honours ) degree with first or second class ( first division ) honours. The scholarship is tenable for up to three years. If a recipient has been enrolled for more than six months at the time of application the scholarship tenure will be reduced accordingly. The application deadline is 15 October 2013.

Study Subject(s) : Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Auckland University of Technology.

Course Level : Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral degree level at Auckland University of Technology.

Scholarship Provider : Auckland University of Technology.

Scholarship can be taken at : New Zealand

Eligibility for AUT University Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships 2014 :

The scholarships are awarded on academic merit. Recipients of this scholarship will have strong academic references plus an excellent academic record and / or have demonstrated the potential for high quality research. Previous study should include research methodology papers and an independent research project, including the writing of a report on that research.

  1. Applicants for the April round must be New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and including Australian citizens; or International students only if the entry degree to the Ph.D programme was obtained at AUT. Applicants for the October round may be New Zealand citizens and permanent residents; or International students.
  2. 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. However, recipients of this scholarship will normally have the equivalent of first class honours.
  3. The applicant’s proposed field of study must be one where the University can offer supervision. It is advisable that applicants should contact potential supervisors prior to application to confirm the availability of supervision.
  4. Preference will be given to new applicants to a doctoral programme, including those in provisional candidature at AUT.

AUT University Scholarship Open for International Students : New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of New Zealand and international students can apply for these scholarships.

AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship Description :

  1. Potential applicants both New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and international students are invited to apply for the October 2013 round of the AUT Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships. These scholarships can be taken up for study from January 2014.
  2. Each scholarship consists of an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 plus tuition fees and student services levy for up to three years and is currently valued at approximately NZ$95,000. AUT is New Zealand’s newest and most innovative University and is rapidly developing its research portfolio covering many subject areas.
  3. AUT’s research strengths are broad and our PhD students are at the heart of our research culture. In order to attract and to recognize highly achieving research students AUT provides Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships.


Duration of Award(s) : The scholarship is tenable for up to three years. If a recipient has been enrolled for more than six months at the time of application the scholarship tenure will be reduced accordingly.

What does it cover? : The scholarship covers the following :

  1. Annual payment of tuition fees ( at the domestic rate ) plus the Learner Service Levy.
  2. An annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per year.

Selection Criteria for AUT University Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships 2014 :

Applications will be shortlisted by faculties who will nominate a faculty shortlist. Recipients will be selected from the faculty nominations by the AUT Scholarships Committee and confirmed by the Vice Chancellor.

AUT University Scholarship Selection will be based on demonstrated excellence in the following :

  1. The applicant’s academic record ( including prizes, awards and any publications ).
  2. The applicant’s research proposal.
  3. The applicant’s research and / or professional background and any publication record background.
  4. The referees’ statements.
  5. Preference will be given to applicants whose research area aligns with the University’s strategic plan.

How to Apply for AUT University Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships 2014 :

Applying for this scholarship and for the admission into the Ph.D programme there are two separate processes at AUT. Therefore, if you have not already applied for the Ph.D programme at AUT you must complete both steps of the combined application process outlined below. If you are an existing Ph.D student or already have an offer of place go directly to step 2.

(A) Apply for Admission into the Ph.D Programme at AUT University 2014

The holding of AUT University Ph.D Programme scholarship is conditional on acceptance into the AUT doctoral programme. As the admissions process may take up to two months to complete it is important prior to applying for this scholarship for :

  1. Domestic applicants to contact the postgraduate office of the faculty with which you wish to conduct your research for information and advice on the application for study process.
  2. International applicants to contact phdadmissions@aut.ac.nz for advice regarding the admissions process for international students.

(B) Apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship in AUT University 2014

It is strongly advised that you apply for admission prior to applying for these scholarships. If all your previous studies has been done at AUT, or you have already provided correctly certified copies of your documents for admission, you may apply for the scholarship by email using the email address you have provided to AUT during the admission process.

  1. Download the Scholarship Regulations from the links below and familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria and the conditions of acceptance.
  2. Download and complete the Application Form.
  3. Complete the two page statement outlining your proposed research in conjunction with your supervisor. Please note this must be two pages only ( plus references ). If a long document is provided you will be asked to rewrite it.
  4. Provide your two academic referees with the reference statement template. Referees will be required to submit a confidential report directly to the Scholarships Office by the closing date. This may be by email from a recognized institutional email account.
  5. Ask your proposed primary supervisor to provide a letter of support. If your supervisor is also a referee they may provide only one statement covering both purposes.
  6. Provide a brief C.V. ( maximum three A4 pages )
  7. Submit your completed application to the Scholarships Office. If you are an existing AUT student you may apply by email from the email address you have in the student record system ARION.

AUT University Scholarship Application 2014 Deadline : The application deadline is 15th October, 2013.