Apply for AUT Doctoral Scholarships at New Zealand

Brief Description

AUT provides doctoral scholarships to highly achieving doctoral research students to AUT University in order to encourage and stimulate doctoral studies in areas of the University’s research capability.


  • Tuition fees (at the domestic rate) plus the compulsory student services fee.

  • An annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum.

Applicants for the AUT Doctoral Scholarship will also be considered for one of the following Faculty or School funded options if the funding is available:

  • A Full Fee Scholarship

  • Full fees plus an annual stipend of either $15,000, $20,000 or $25,000.


  • The AUT Doctoral Scholarships is restricted to NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents and international students onshore (residing in New Zealand).

  • Applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements as stated in the Academic Calendar ( at the time of application.

  • Applicants must meet the normal admission criteria for the doctoral programme and have received an Offer of Place (OOP) for the doctoral programme at AUT.