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University of Auckland Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship (FMHS), New Zealand 2023/2024

Application is now open for Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Auckland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications.

About the University of Auckland and Scholarship

The University of Auckland, with its rich history dating back to 1883, has played a pivotal role in shaping New Zealand’s educational landscape. Established as Auckland University College, it embarked on its academic journey with just 95 students and a devoted teaching staff of four. Notably, many of these early students pursued their studies part-time, preparing for careers as law clerks or future educators.

The university’s commitment to academic research experienced a significant transformation during the 1930s, coinciding with a period of heightened scholarly interest during the Great Depression. This shift was accompanied by a firm dedication to academic freedom, which became a cornerstone of the university’s identity. A powerful example of this commitment was seen in the controversial dismissal of John Beaglehole, who publicly defended the rights of communists to distribute their literature. These principles helped set the stage for the university’s growth and academic evolution.


In 1934, the recruitment of four distinguished professors spanning English, Mathematics, Classics, and History breathed new life into academic pursuits at Auckland University College. The addition of the Elam School of Fine Arts in 1950 broadened the university’s academic offerings, reflecting its expanding horizons.

Today, the University of Auckland stands as New Zealand’s premier institution of higher education. It has consistently achieved top rankings in global university assessments, such as the QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. Moreover, it proudly claims a spot among the world’s top 25 institutions according to the prestigious Times Higher Education rankings. These accolades underscore the university’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence, research, and student development on a global scale.

The Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship (FMHS), established in 2011 and generously funded by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau, plays an essential role in attracting accomplished international students to contribute to the university’s vibrant academic community. This scholarship serves as a testament to the university’s dedication to fostering academic talent and promoting groundbreaking research in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. It is a beacon for those eager to make a lasting impact in the world of academia and research, further enhancing the University of Auckland’s distinguished global reputation.

Details about Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Auckland:

Scholarship Sponsor: Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland

Scholarship Value: Up to $33,000 stipend pa for 2023 plus compulsory tuition fees, relocation grant, and health insurance

Number of awards: 3

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): University of Auckland, New Zealand

Eligibility Criteria for Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship

International PhD students seeking to pursue their doctoral studies within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland are eligible to apply for the Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship (FMHS).

Selection Criteria

  • A nomination is submitted to the office of scholarships.
  • On the suggestion of the Selection Committee, the University of Auckland Council grants the scholarship. 

Application Process for Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship

You are not required to submit an online application or make an application for the Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship, Award, or Prize. On the advice of the appropriate faculty or the University of Auckland committee, it is granted. Download a copy of the rules to learn more about how this scholarship, award, or prize is given out.

You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: Not Specified

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