[auckland] Future PhD students

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading research-led university and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings (2011). We offer PhD studies in over 90 different subjects.

Worldwide, the University of Auckland has earned a reputation for academic excellence and a supportive student environment. Our outstanding supervisors give you the freedom and encouragement to develop your ideas in a supportive, inspiring environment. You’ll have access to excellent research facilities and the library’s extensive resources. And most importantly, you’ll publish research and have a qualification that can stand with the best in the world, making you proud to say that you studied at The University of Auckland.


Check out our range of scholarships for prospective international PhD students.

Country specific scholarships and funding

Arthington Davy Scholarship
A private-funded scholarship for students to carry out study and research that will benefit the Kingdom of Tonga.

Chilean Bicentennial Scholarships
The Chilean Government Bicentennial Scholarships are open to students from the Republic of Chile who intend to undertake a Masters or PhD programme at The University of Auckland.

China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships
The CSC and The University of Auckland jointly award scholarships to Chinese students who want to carry out PhD study in New Zealand.

Danish Study Abroad Scholarships
The scholarship is awarded to Danish students for study periods abroad that form part of a Danish study programme or for a complete Masters degree.

German Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, or Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) funds the further academic and personal qualifications of outstanding German undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as young academics and researchers.

HEC scholarships – Pakistan
If you are a masters or doctoral student in Pakistan find out about new scholarships to complete your studies at The University of Auckland.

US federal loans
If you are a US Citizen you can apply for US Financial Aid to assist in funding your education while studying at The University of Auckland.