Auckland University of Technology Doctoral Scholarships is offered to attract high achieving doctoral research students to the university and to inspire and promote doctoral studies in areas that improve the University’s research capability. The university awards scholarships to high-achieving candidates that want to apply to an authorized doctoral program at Auckland University of Technology. Candidates must have gained admission into the doctoral program before applying for a scholarship. However, the university has two categories of Doctoral Scholarships for study from 2022. It uses several standards when considering scholarship applicants.
Auckland University of Technology is a university in New Zealand, created on 1 January 2000 when a former technical college (initially established in 1895) was granted university status. The university is the third-largest university in New Zealand in terms of total student enrolment, with about 29,100 students enrolled across three campuses in Auckland. The university also has five faculties, and an extra three specialist locations: Auckland University of Technology Millennium, Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory, and AUT Centre for Refugee Education. In 2018, the university enrolled over 29,000 students, including 4,194 international students from 94 countries, 20 and 2,417 postgraduate students. The university’s student population is diverse with a range of ethnic backgrounds including New Zealand European, Asian, Māori, and Pasifika. Students also represent a broad age range with 22% being aged 25–39 years and 10% being 40 or older.
Auckland University of Technology employed 2,474 full-time equivalents (FTE) staff in 2016, including both professional and academic. Moreover, data suggests that 86% of the university’s graduates are employed full-time within nine months of graduating. In the 2019 World University Rankings, the university was ranked 301–350.
Auckland University of Technology was established as Auckland Technical School in 1895, offering evening classes only. Daytime classes started in 1906 and its name was changed to Auckland Technical College. In 1913, the university was renamed Seddon Memorial Technical College. In the early 1960s educational reforms led to the separation of secondary and tertiary teaching; two educational establishments were created; the tertiary (polytechnic) adopting the name Auckland Technical Institute (ATI) in 1963 and the secondary school resuming with the same name. For three years, they co-existed on the same site, but by 1964 the secondary school had moved to a new site in Western Springs and finally became Western Springs College.ATI became Auckland Institute of Technology (AIT) in 1989, and the current name was adopted when university status was granted in 2000.
In July 2019, an argument arose when the university canceled an event celebrating the Tiananmen Square massacre, and allegations arose that this was due to interference from the Government of China, due to contact between Chinese officials and the university. Furthermore, the university denied that China had pressured them, although this claim has been heavily disputed, including by some university staff.
Benefits of the Scholarship:
The recipient of the Auckland University Of Technology Doctoral Scholarships will get a Full Fee Scholarship, full fees plus an annual stipend equivalent to at least $20,000 or the minimum living cost criteria for an Immigration NZ student visa, whichever is the highest.
Eligibility for Auckland University Of Technology Doctoral Scholarships
- The Auckland University Of Technology Doctoral Scholarships is available to Domestic and International postgraduate students.
- Applicants must qualify the entry criteria for the Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy program at AUT in the Faculty of Culture and Society.
- You must be applying or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
- Each applicant must be committed to their research full-time in the School of Education.
- The applicants proposed a field of study must be one where the School of Education has the expertise and ability to offer supervision.
Documents Required for Scholarship Application
- Submit a brief curriculum vitae in a maximum of 2-3 pages.
- You should also submit your academic transcripts.
- A short outline of the applicant’s research proposal must be submitted.
- Two references.
How to Apply for Auckland University Of Technology Scholarships
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Application Deadline for the Scholarship
The application deadline is July 15, 2022.
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