Summer Research Scholarships (New Zealand) Deadline: July 26, 2019

University of Auckland

Application Deadline

July 26, 2019


10 weeks


December 2019

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The Offer


Founded in 1883, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest university with over 40,000 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually. The University develops key international relationships that will enhance its ability to perform as a globally competitive research-led University. The mission of the University of Auckland is to be a research-led, international university, recognised 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 serve its local, national and international communities.

The Summer Research Scholarships offered by the University are a great way to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at the University of Auckland, enhance your career opportunities and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study. Applications for summer 2019–20 are now open. Browse the summer research projects to see the types of research projects offered across faculties. The scholarships are open to high-achieving domestic and international students who are enrolled in a New Zealand or international university and have the potential to succeed in postgraduate study. The selected candidates

  • Conduct a research project under supervision for 10 weeks over the summer months.
  • Receive a tax-free stipend of $6,000.

Read more here.


Eligibility/ Requirements

You are invited to apply if

  • You have completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree and are either
    • enrolled in an undergraduate degree at a New Zealand university at the time you apply for the scholarship
    • or enrolled in a postgraduate bachelor (honours) or postgraduate diploma program (some faculties) at a New Zealand university at the time you apply for the scholarship
    • or enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an international institution in 2019.
  • You have a scholarship GPA/GPE of 6.00 or above (or 5.50 for Māori or Pacific students).
  • You have identified a clearly defined project and suitable supervisor willing to supervise the project.

Note: For the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, you can devise your own project or select from the faculty’s list of available projects; for all other faculties, refer to your faculty’s list of available projects.

  • Generally, you should not 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 the Summer Research Scholarship.
  • You have not started masters, doctoral, or taught postgraduate program (some taught programs are permitted: check the regulations), or be completing a dissertation or thesis on an extension.

English proficiency documents/ certificates are not required for Summer Research Scholarships.

More details here.

Application Process

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Read the instructions and complete the online application form. Check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

More details and help, here. Other important instructions for international students, here.

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