The University of Auckland is welcoming applications for the University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship award in New Zealand for foreign students for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship program is awarded every semester to meritorious candidates applying for an approved research master’s degree program at the University of Auckland. The aim of these Scholarship awards is to support enrolment in master’s degree programs that establish suitability for the doctoral education.
The University of Auckland was officially opened on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College, constituent of the University of New Zealand. An abandoned courthouse and jail functioned as premises for the 95 scholars and four teaching staff. The roll grew slowly but gradually during the remainder of the 19th century; by 1901 it had increased to 156 scholars.
Worth of Award
A tax-free allowance of $13,520, plus the expense of your mandatory fees.
Eligibility for University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship
- The University evaluates your eligibility when you hand in an Application for Admission. You will be informed of your eligibility once they have obtained your final grades and you have a solid offer of a place for your selected program.
- Candidates formerly granted a University of Auckland Honours/PGDip Scholarship award cannot later be granted a University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship award.
- Domestic candidates with a grade point average (GPA) of 8.00 (‘A’ grade) or more in their qualifying program from a renowned university.
- Putting in for a master’s degree program with a research constituent of a minimum of 90 points at the University of Auckland.
- For this scholarship, a domestic candidate is a national or permanent resident of New Zealand.
You will be evaluated based on the Grade Point Average (GPA) of your qualifying program. Your GPA is computed across all courses taken. A qualifying program is the most recently concluded program of study that makes you eligible for entry to the program for which you are putting in.
To find out additional details about their grading scale, check GPA calculation.
If your qualifying program is from a renowned foreign university, they will transform your final grades into a University of Auckland equivalent.
How to Apply for University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship
- It’s easy! When you put in for a place at the University, you will by default be given consideration for a University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship award — you don’t have to apply for the award separately. Scholarship award offers will be made soon after the approval of a place.
- If you satisfy the relevant conditions, you will be gotten in touch with to verify your consideration for the scholarship award.
- Only those that submit their application by the official deadline for the program are guaranteed consideration for a scholarship award.
Taking up your scholarship
While you will be required to initially verify acceptance of a University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship award within two weeks of it being granted, you will also have to enrol at the University and begin your program at the following available semester start date for the scholarship award to be granted.
Beneficiaries of the University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship award are typically needed to be enrolled on a full-time basis. However, candidates for whom socially convincing reasons make part-time enrolment preferable may put in to hold the Scholarship award on a part-time basis pro-rated. Candidates will not be given permission to hold a University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship award on a part-time basis if they desire to take on full-time paid employment or significant part-time employment. Candidates who hold the Scholarship award on a part-time basis are liable to the same employment limitation as full-time scholarship beneficiaries (i.e. 500 hours per scholarship year) and are expected to change to full-time enrolment if a change in their situation means they no longer are eligible to hold the Scholarship award on a part-time basis.
Applications close at the deadline for semester admissions. These dates vary and run through 2021.
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