Thursday, November 22, 2018

Marsden PhD Scholarship in Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a university in New Zealand, formed on 1 January 2000 when a former technical college (originally established in 1895) was granted university status. It has five faculties across three campuses in Auckland: City, North, and South campuses, and an additional three specialist locations: AUT Millennium, Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory and AUT Centre for Refugee Education.
AUT enrolled more than 29,000 students in 2016, including 4,194 international students from 94 countries and 2,417 postgraduate students. AUT’s student population is diverse with a range of ethnic backgrounds including New Zealand European, Asian, Maori and Pasifika. Students also represent a wide age range with 22% being aged 25–39 years and 10% being 40 or older.
AUT employed 2,474 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff in 2016, including both professional and academic.Data suggests that 86% of AUT's graduates are employed full-time within nine months of graduating. In the 2019 World University Rankings, AUT was ranked as 301-350.

  • Applicants must have completed a MSc or a BSc (Honours) degree in chemistry, with first class Honours or equivalent, and with a focus on synthetic or physical organic chemistry. 
  • Experience in the synthesis or use of ionic liquids is desirable but not essential.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm and have an outstanding academic record and be prepared to conduct the doctoral study at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) based in Auckland, New Zealand. 
  • Applying for a scholarship and admission into AUT are separate processes at AUT. Applicants must fulfil all conditions for admission to the Doctoral Programme in AUT. These can be found on the AUT University website 
  • Requirements for the Doctoral programme include having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency. Minimum English language requirement for international applicants – IELTS scores of 6.5 overall with 7 in writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher.  A high proficiency in English is essential.

Full tuition fees plusStipend $27,500 per annum

How To Apply:
Applicants must apply by email to Dr Cameron Weber at attaching:
A cover letter describing your research experience and your interest in this project
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Academic transcripts and certificates for any previous tertiary study completed at a university other than AUT.
  • Two academic referee statements sent directly and in confidence to Dr Weber by the closing date.

2nd December 2018

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