Thursday, April 5, 2018

Research Masters Scholarship (Art & Design) at AUT in New Zealand, 2018

AUT is the fastest growing and second largest university in New Zealand. We have been a university since 2000, but a place of learning for 120 years and operate in accordance with the Education Act (1989). AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university, led by a strategic team and governed by a council. The Vice-Chancellor is the head of the University and is supported by the Strategic Leadership Team. The AUT Council is the governing body of the University and is made up of lay members, academic and professional staff, at least one student, and members appointed by the government.

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, AUT is ranked 15th in the world for International Outlook (making us first in New Zealand and Australia), and among the world's top 500 universities. Times Higher Education ranks universities for international outlook according to their ability to attract international students and staff, as well as how well they engage and collaborate with overseas universities. In 2017, Times Higher Education ranked AUT as one of the world’s top 150 young universities, based on the quality of teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. AUT is also one of the worlds' top millennial universities (those founded in the 21st century) - ranked as number 1 in Australasia and 14 in the world.


  • Citizens of New Zealand are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.
  • This scholarship is offered for entry into either the Master of Design or the Master of Visual Arts research masters programmes, as delivered by the School of Art & Design.
  • These scholarships are available to applicants who can provide evidence of past academic excellence and/or research.
  • A high-quality research proposal and demonstration of a contribution to the overall research goals of the School. An indication of the discipline or inter-discipline practice that the research will be located in.
  • The scholarship is not available to AUT academic members of staff.
  • If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.


  • The value of the scholarship is full tuition and learner services levy for the approved programme of study.
  • The number of scholarships awarded will be determined annually.

Application Materials.
The applicants will be asked to upload:

  • Academic transcripts for any study completed at a University other than AUT
  • A two-page research proposal
  • Any other supplementary documentation to support your application
All of the documents should upload HERE.

June 1 and December 1 each year.