Auckland University of Technology Master Research Scholarships, 2019-2020



The Auckland University Technology Master’s research scholarship is an opportunity for students who want  to pursue a Master’s programme.

The scholarship is available for New Zealand citizens or permanent resident of New Zealand.

The purpose of the Programmed is to provide an opportunity to study at any New Zealand university for graduate students who demonstrate leadership qualities or display high potential for future leadership in either public or private life.’

The scholarships are normally regarded as full-time, so positions of emolument may be undertaken only with the permission of the Committee.

About the Auckland University of Technology 

Auckland University of Technology is a university in New Zealand, formed on 1 January 2000 when a former technical college was granted university status.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is spread across three campuses in Auckland, New Zealand, and offers over 250 courses in subjects ranging from art and design to languages.

It prides itself on being the number one millennial university, and is ranked in the top 50 universities under 50 years old.

Auckland itself, meanwhile, was ranked 28th in the QS Best Student Cities ranking, receiving a high score in factors such as quality of living and having a large student community.

Students can get careers advice from the University’s Employability Lab, which offers help with writing a CV and cover letter, improving interview techniques, and making contacts with employers to get work experience.

The University offers a wide range of support services to help make life as stress-free as possible for students during their time studying.

These include a disability support service, international student support, a confidential counselling service, and spiritual and religious support for students of all faiths.


There are a wide range of clubs and societies on offer for AUT students to get involved with during their spare time.

Auckland University Offers

These range from subject-specific to sports clubs. As New Zealand’s leading sports university, students also have access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including sports centres and the opportunity to work with a personal trainer.

During their time studying, students have the opportunity to spend some of their time in another country through an international exchange programme, at one of AUT’s partner institutions.

Students are encouraged to do so to stand out from the crowd after graduation, as well as gaining new life and cultural experiences.

The Scholar will be expected to arrange for six monthly Supervisor/s reports to be submitted to the Chairperson of the Fellowship Committee and to inform the Chairperson of any significant developments in his/her research.

Part-time jobs may be undertaken only with the permission of the Committee, as the scholarship is regarded as full-time.

Level/Field of Study:

These scholarships are available to study a Master’s research program at the Auckland University of Technology.

Scholarship is awarded to study in the field of Literature, Languages, History, Art, Music and Philosophy) or Social Sciences (i.e. the scientific study of any aspect of social behaviour and/or the functioning of society).

Host Nationality:

The scholarship can be taken in New Zealand.

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Eligible Nationality:

The Auckland University of Technology Master Research Scholarships is available to New Zealand students.

Read also if you wish to study outside your home country: Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits:

Stipend of up to $15,000; Research expenses up to $5,000; Full fees

Entrance Requirements:

Auckland University of Technology Master Research Scholarships are offered to outstanding students at any NZ university, for study towards research in either a Masters or a PhD degree in a wide range of disciplines, provided the research is in the broad fields of Humanities (i.e. the study of human culture, especially literature, languages, history, art, music and philosophy) or Social Sciences (i.e. the scientific study of any aspect of social behaviour and/or the functioning of society).

Candidates whose degree programmers do not appear to fit in these categories, but who feel that their research qualifies them, will be asked to justify this view in their applications.

Research proposals that are focused on contemporary issues and are forward-looking, with an interdisciplinary aspect, may be preferred.

  1.  An applicant must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand.
  2. Students may apply in anticipation of, or during, their postgraduate study, but note there is only one application round per year.
  3. Applications are for research in the following year.
  4. The scholarships are normally regarded as full-time, so positions of emolument may be undertaken only with the permission of the Committee.
  5. Applicants must be of an age that they have not passed their 35th birthday by 1 October in the year of application.
  6. Applicants must be intending to enrol or be enrolled in a degree with a research component of 90 points or more.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How To Apply For The Auckland University of Technology Master Research Scholarships

Applications close 1 October. The application will include:

  • Verified copies of transcripts of the applicant’s academic record (NB: Some universities provide transcripts via My Equals. These are already verified.)
  • a statement of the proposed programmed of research with an outline of the methods of investigation it is proposed to adopt
  • an outline of past and current leadership activities
  • a CV (no longer than three A4 sides)
  • The names of two referees. (Applicants must ask their referees to email confidential references to Ms Collins by 1st October.)
  • After consideration of the submissions, the selection committee will invite shortlisted candidates to attend an interview in Wellington 26 November, the costs of which will be covered by the Scholarship Fund.
  • The interview will include a ten-minute presentation by the candidate. Those shortlisted for interview will also be asked to provide a budget of proposed research expenses for the following year.
  • Candidates will be notified of the results of their applications soon after the interviews.

Online Application

Application Deadline

The deadline for the application for the Auckland University of Technology Master Research Scholarships is October 1, 2019.

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