Dr Newton Wickham CBE Elective Scholarship In Pacific Island Health

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 September 2019

Applications, close with the Scholarships Office on 1 September in the year of the award.

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to assist final year medical students undertaking an elective that focuses on Pacific Island health.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship will be open to students of The University of Auckland enrolled and who have paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for studying Part V of the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The Scholarship will be available for electives undertaken in a Pacific Island or in New Zealand when the field of study is Pacific Island Health.

The basis of selection will be academic merit, the nature of the study proposed and the likely contribution to medical progress that will result.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The University of Auckland has power to amend or vary these Regulations (in consultation with the Donor during his or her lifetime) provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the Scholarship.

The successful candidate is required to prepare a report for the sponsor on return from his or her elective posting.

How do students apply?

Please note, Scholarships usually open for application approximately 6 weeks before the closing date.

Click on the "To Apply-click here" link and complete the online application form.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The emolument may be disbursed in one sum or by instalments.

Decision makers

The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

History or background of award

This Scholarship was established in 2001 and is financed by the Dr Newton Wickham CBE Award for Pacific Island Health.

Additional information

The frequency of the award and the amount of financial support given to a single recipient will be at the discretion of The University of Auckland Charitable Trust.

The University of Auckland Council is not obliged to make an award if in any year there is no candidate of sufficient merit.

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 June 2019.