Summer Research Scholarships - Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and The Liggins Institute

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 12 August 2020

Length of award

Duration of project 400 hours (approximately 10 weeks)

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The main purpose of these Scholarships is to give current international and domestic university students an opportunity to experience research, and to thereby encourage them to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Auckland.

Selection criteria

All students are required to apply for admission to the Summer Research Scholarships programme and enrol in the Summer Research course, SUMRESCH 301, and are expected to conduct a research project of approximately 10 weeks duration (400 hours) under the supervision of an academic staff member. Actual starting and finishing dates must be agreed by the supervisor.
The Scholarships are tenable by domestic and international students.

Students who will have completed at least two years of equivalent full-time study in an undergraduate degree at the time of take-up of award are eligible for consideration for a Summer Research Scholarship, provided that the student satisfies any additional study requirements or restrictions specified under Notes V-VII, and that the student either a) is enrolled in an undergraduate degree at a New Zealand University at the time of scholarship application, or b) is enrolled, at the time of scholarship application, in a postgraduate diploma or postgraduate Bachelor (Honours) degree at a New Zealand university as permitted under Notes III-IV, or c) was or is enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an international institution in the same calendar year as the scholarship application.
A student must have a Scholarship GPA/GPE of 6.00 or above over their two most recent years of full-time study (or equivalent) to be considered for a scholarship; Māori or Pacific students are required to have a GPA/GPE of 5.50 or above over their two most recent years of full-time study (or equivalent) in order to be considered for a scholarship.
A student must have a clearly defined project and suitable supervisor willing to supervise the project. Faculties may offer a predetermined list of supervised projects or require the student to devise the project.
A student who has previously held a Summer Research Scholarship is not eligible to hold a second scholarship,except as allowed under Note VIII.
Externally funded scholarships may apply additional eligibility criteria as approved by the office of the DVC (Research).

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Successful applicants will be required to observe the research plan and frequency of meetings as agreed with their supervisors at the start of the project; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of this Scholarship.

How do students apply?

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.
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Decision makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Selection Committee in the Faculty through which the summer research scholarship project is offered.

History or background of award

The Scholarships were established in 2004 and are funded by the University of Auckland. These regulations also apply to faculty and externally funded Summer Research Scholarships that are administered by the central University of Auckland Summer Research Scholarship Scheme.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in July 2020.