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University of Auckland Faculty of Arts Sub-doctoral Scholarship in New Zealand for 2024

Application is now open for the Faculty of Arts Sub-doctoral Scholarship at the University of Auckland. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Auckland and Scholarship

The University of Auckland, with its origins as Auckland University College, was established on May 23, 1883, as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. Its early development was overseen by John Chapman Andrew, the Vice Chancellor of the University of New Zealand from 1885 to 1903. The university began in a repurposed courthouse and jail, with an initial cohort of 95 students and four teaching staff members, including experts in chemistry, natural sciences, classics, and mathematics.

Over the years, the University of Auckland experienced growth, reaching 156 students by 1901, with an increasing focus on law clerks and teachers enrolling part-time. Starting in 1905, a rising number of students pursued commerce studies, marking a shift in enrollment trends.


Currently, the University of Auckland stands as New Zealand’s leading university, consistently earning high rankings in global assessments. It holds the highest position among New Zealand universities in the QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. Alongside the University of Otago and the Auckland University of Technology, it is included in the Times Higher Education top 250.

In the QS World University Rankings 2010, the University of Auckland secured the 68th position worldwide. It demonstrated excellence across various subject rankings, including 51st in Arts & Humanities, 55th in Engineering & IT, 41st in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 68th in Natural Sciences, and 38th in Social Sciences.

For the academic year 2024-2025, the University of Auckland is offering the Faculty of Arts Sub-doctoral Postgraduate Scholarships. These scholarships, available to both domestic and international students, provide up to $15,000 to cover mandatory tuition fees for those enrolling in a sub-doctoral postgraduate program within the Faculty of Arts, whether on a full-time or part-time basis. This financial support reflects the university’s commitment to fostering academic excellence and supporting students in their educational pursuits.

Details about the Faculty of Arts Sub-doctoral Scholarship at the University of Auckland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Auckland, New Zealand

Scholarship Value: Up to $10,000 toward compulsory fees for 120-point programs and up to $15,000 for 180-point programs

Number of awards: Varies

Study level: Master, PhD

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


  • Financial assistance for mandatory tuition is provided by the scholarship
  • For programs with 120 points or 180 points, the reward has a maximum value of $10,000 and a maximum value of $15,000.
  • The scholarship is renewable for the length of the postgraduate sub-doctoral course of study.

Eligibility Criteria for Faculty of Arts Sub-doctoral Scholarship

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Faculty of Arts Sub-doctoral Scholarship at the University of Auckland:

  • Countries Eligible: All nationalities are welcome.
  • Acceptable Subject or Course: Postgraduate sub-doctoral studies within the Arts Faculty
  • Admissible Requirements: To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must fulfill all requirements.
  1. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist and encourage students to do postgraduate sub-doctoral studies.
  2. In the University of Auckland’s Waipapa Taumata Rau Faculty of Arts.
  • Admission Requirements: Candidates must fulfill the necessary prerequisites to be admitted to their desired program.
  • Candidates should refer to the postgraduate English language requirements.

Required Documents:

Documents for Sub-doctoral Postgraduate programs can include:

  • English language proficiency requirements.
  • Other program-specific requirements.
  • A previous degree or qualification.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA).

Application Procedure for Faculty of Arts Sub-doctoral Scholarship

Candidates must apply for Auckland University’s Sub-doctoral Postgraduate program. You must be enrolled in classes at the University of Auckland right now or have applied for admission there lately to be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Click here to apply for admission.

Please email to the school as soon as possible if you have already completed and submitted your application for admission and are still having trouble accessing the scholarship application form.

The Submission Deadline is: 18 January 2024

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