University of Auckland Summer Scholarships in New Zealand, 2018

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University of Auckland Summer Scholarships is open to all high-achieving domestic and international students who have the potential to succeed in postgraduate research. Students are expected to conduct a research project under supervision for 10 weeks over the summer months.

Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at the University of Auckland, enhance career opportunities and help students think about pursuing postgraduate study.

The University of Auckland is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the main world university rankings systems. The mission of the University of Auckland is to be:“A research-led, international university, recognized for excellence in teaching, learning, research, creative work, and administration, for the significance of its contributions to the advancement of knowledge and its commitment to serving its local, national and international communities.”

If English is not applicant’s first language, they will need to meet the English-language proficiency requirements for postgraduate study at the University.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing summer research program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are provided in faculty’s list of available projects: Faculty of Arts, Business School, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Auckland Bioengineering Institute and Liggins Institute.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship includes

  • $6,000 tax-free stipend.
  • Get a taste of postgraduate research and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study.
  • If you are new to the University of Auckland or New Zealand, you can experience studying here and living in Auckland.
  • Improve your career opportunities. In some cases the scholarships lead to a career in research.
  • Develop research networks and collaborate with leading researchers.
  • Some summer scholars co-author presentations at international conferences and academic journal articles.
  • Exposure to authentic case studies.
  • Participate in project meetings.
  • Practice data collection, analysis, literature reviews, interviewing techniques and mind mapping.
  • Learn to use specialised software.
  • Acquire specialist laboratory and presentation skills.

Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand

Eligibility: This is a general guideline for eligibility for a Summer Research Scholarship. Students will need to check the Summer Research Scholarships Regulations for the faculty that is offering their project of interest. Those eligible

  • You have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree and be either
    • enrolled in an undergraduate degrees at a New Zealand university at the time of scholarship application
      or
    • enrolled in a postgraduate bachelor (honours) or postgraduate diploma programme (some faculties) at a New Zealand university at the time of scholarship application
      or
    • enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an international institution in 2017.
  • You have a scholarship GPA/GPE of 6.00 or above (5.50 for M?ori or Pacific students).
  • You have identified a clearly defined project and suitable supervisor willing to supervise the project. For the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, you are required to devise the project; for all other faculties, refer to your faculty’s list of available projects.
  • Generally, you shouldn’t have held a Summer Research Scholarship previously (for exceptions, check the regulations).
  • You are not seeking employment as a tutor during Summer School or in paid employment either inside or outside the University during the tenure of your Summer Research Scholarship.
  • You haven’t started a masters, doctoral, or taught postgraduate programme (some taught programmes are permitted: check the regulations), or be completing a dissertation or thesis on an extension.

Nationality: New Zealand and international applicants can apply for these summer research scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a scholarship GPA/GPE of 6.00 or above (5.50 for M?ori or Pacific students).

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: If English is not applicant’s first language, they will need to meet the English-language proficiency requirements for postgraduate study at the University.

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How to Apply:

To be considered for a Summer Research Scholarship, ALL applicants must make their application in two steps:

If you wish to apply for projects in two or more faculties you must complete a separate scholarship application for each relevant faculty (you only need to apply for admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme once).

Application Form

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by midnight on August 6, 2017, for the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries and by midnight on July 30, 2017, for all other faculties and institutes. Late applications cannot be accepted.

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