Apply Now: Doctoral Scholarship Opportunity at Auckland University, New Zealand

CENTRE FOR GLOBAL CHILDHOODS, Auckland University, New Zealand

A one-time doctoral scholarship for a high achieving international or domestic student undertaking research related to global childhoods and early years

Details About the Fellowship

  • Scholarship valued at $33,000 p.a. plus compulsory fees for up to 36 months full-time study
  • Available to domestic students and domestic fee-paying international students
  • Paid work may not exceed 750 hours per 12-month period of scholarship tenure
  • Applicants who already have a doctorate are not eligible for consideration
  • Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 1 October 2023
  • Application for doctoral programme: 1 November 2023
  • Enrolment in doctoral programme required by: 1 March 2024 or 1 June 2024

The successful applicant will undertake a PhD thesis in the Centre for for Global Childhoods, Faculty of Education and Social Work that aims to make a positive contribution towards the strategic research goals of the Centre, supervised by the Centre Director – Professor Marek Tesar.

Ideal research might include interdisciplinary studies focused on children’s rights, participation, voice or relationships with their local place / space and wellbeing. Studies may also focus on social or environmental inequality and justice, and be conducted as cross-country studies within or outside of formal education settings in Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas. Of particular interest is research that uses innovative methodologies and frameworks where research is conducted with and by children.

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Application Process

Step 1. View the doctoral entry requirements

To view the academic eligibility requirements for entry into a PhD or named doctorate programme, see Doctoral entry requirements.

Step 2. Choose your area of interest

Decide your area of research interest or potential research topic. You can look at faculty or department websites relevant to your topic, and consider the research interests and publications of academic staff.

For information on thesis and research areas see:

Step 3. Check application closing dates

If you are applying for the Doctor of Clinical Psychology or Doctor of Education, see Postgraduate application closing dates.

For other doctoral programmes, you can submit an Application for Admission at any time.

Step 4. Submit your doctoral application

Before you apply you will need to,

  • Prepare electronic copies of your doctoral application documents,
    such as your Academic transcripts, Statement of Research Intent and CV (résumé). If English is not your first language, approved English language test scores from the last two years. For more information, visit:
    Documents to support your application
    Statement of Research Intent

    Arrange your Doctoral Referee Reports
    These must be sent by your referees to the School of Graduate Studies. Preferably, the letters should be from academic staff of your home university, who can comment on your research capability and experience. One referee should be your thesis/dissertation supervisor. Doctoral referees complete this report to support a student’s application to study a doctorate at the University of Auckland.

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