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University of Auckland RMLA masters programmes in New Zealand or Overseas, 2017

The University of Auckland is delighted to offer one or more RMLA masters programmes to study in New Zealand or Overseas. New Zealand citizen or permanent resident are eligible to apply for this application programme.

RMLA opportunities are designed to encourage graduate students from a range of disciplines (law, planning, engineering, geography, science, landscape architecture, urban planning and resource management), to focus their research theses or dissertations on topics related to the application of resource management in New Zealand.

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The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, located in the country’s largest city, Auckland. It is the highest-ranked university in the country, being ranked 81st worldwide in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings.

Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue master degree program (including an undergraduate Honours degree involving advanced levels of research and study at Master’s degree level). Doctoral studies are not eligible.

Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the fields of law, planning, engineering, geography, science, landscape architecture, urban planning and resource management.

Award: One or more masters programmes per annum may be awarded out of an annual fund of $15,000. There will generally be three $5,000 scholarships awarded a year.

Number of Awards: One or more masters programmes per annum may be awarded.

The award can be taken in New Zealand or Overseas

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :

The grant is open to any graduate student in a University (New Zealand or Overseas) registered for a Masters (including an undergraduate Honours degree involving advanced levels of research and study at Masters degree level). Doctoral studies are not eligible. Preference will be given to applicants with an established record of independent research by dissertation, directed study, or research paper at Honours or Masters level, who are recommended for the award by the supervisor of their previous research. Where relevant a written recommendation from the supervisor should be submitted with the application.

Applicants for the opportunity must:

(a) Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and
(b) Have an excellent academic record (B+ or better).

Selection will be based on the relevance of the proposed thesis or dissertation topic to advancing:

  • The study of resource management (within the context of resource management legislation in New Zealand); and
  • The objectives of the RMLA. The objectives of the RMLA are to promote within New Zealand:
  • An understanding of resource management law and its implementation in a multi-disciplinary framework;
  • Excellence in resource management policy and process;
  • Resource management processes which are legally sound, effective and efficient and which produce high-quality environmental outcomes.

In cases where there is no suitable candidate, no support will be given.

Nationality: New Zealand citizen or permanent resident are eligible to apply for this application programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have an excellent academic record (B+ or better).

New Zealand Scholarships

How to Apply: Applicants should apply for the opportunity by completing the application form. Applications must reach the RMLA by 1 August.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The RMLA application deadline is August 1, 2017.

Scholarship Link