Why study at the University of Auckland?
 Top 10 benefits of enrolling
(for a PhD) at the University
of Auckland
 The application process
1. World class university
 Established in 1883
 New Zealand’s pre-eminent and
largest university, ranked in the
top 100 in the world*
 40,000 students and 5,000 staff
 5,000 international students from
over 90 countries
*QS World University Rankings 2014/15
QS Top University Rankings 2014-2015
Subject Area
Ranking
Social Sciences & Management
30
Life Sciences & Medicine
74
Arts & Humanities
35
Engineering & Technology
66
Natural Sciences
91
Overall World University Ranking
92
World Rankings by Subject*
Subject
Ranking Subject
Ranking
Accounting & Finance
24=
Politics and International Studies
26
Law
28=
Psychology
34
Education
34
Linguistics
36
English Language & Literature
37
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
39
Modern Languages
45
Biological Sciences
46=
Top 100:
Medicine, Computer Science & Information Systems, Civil & Structural Engineering, History,
Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, Economics & Econometrics, Chemical
Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Sociology, Mechanical, Aeronautical &
Manufacturing Engineering.
Top 150:
Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Sciences
Top 200:
Philosophy, Earth & Marine Sciences, Communication & Media Studies, Physics & Astronomy
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014
2. Comprehensive
 Eight large faculties
 Arts
 Business & Economics
 Creative Arts & Industries
 Education
 Engineering
 Law
 Medical & Health Sciences
 Science
 Two Large Scale Research Institutes
 Auckland Bioengineering
 Liggins Institute
3. Quality of Supervision
 One-on-one and group
supervision
 Regular meetings
4. International collaborations and
opportunities
 Co-operation and exchange agreements with over 150
universities in the world
 The only invited NZ member of Universitas 21, APRU
and World Universities Network
5. Financial support
For PhD Students:
PReSS Fund – up to NZ$2,900
(approx. 14,000 Yuan) per year
for
 Conferences
 Research-related travel and
accommodation
 Laboratory consumables
Scholarships and Funding
 China Scholarship Council (CSC) funding
 University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships
 Scholarships associated with specific projects
 New Zealand International Doctoral Research
Scholarship (NZIDRS)
www.educationnz.govt.nz/how-we-work/
scholarships/nzidrs
PhD tuition fees and costs
 The New Zealand Government provides an automatic
“scholarship” to international students who are accepted
onto the PhD programme:
 You will pay the same fees as a New Zealand student (i.e. the
government provides approximately 80% of your tuition fees)
 In 2014, the PhD fee is NZ$6,253/year (approximately 30,000
Yuan)
 Approximate living costs in Auckland are NZ$20,00025,000/year (95,000-120,000 Yuan) depending on your
level of expenditure.
Other benefits
 Right to work while you study.
 Your spouse/partner is eligible for a
work visa.
 Your dependent children will
receive the same schooling
benefits as NZ children.
 Upon graduation, apply for a oneyear Post-study work visa (open). If
you find employment you may
apply for a two-year Post-study
work visa (employer assisted).
6. Academic support
 Doctoral Skills
Programme
 Doctoral Academic
Careers Module
 English Language
Enrichment
 Libraries and
Learning Services
 Subject librarians
7. Other support
 Accommodation
www.accommodation.auckland.
ac.nz
 Career Development and
Employment Services
www.cdes.auckland.ac.nz
 Health and counselling
 24/7 support for
international students
8. Commercialisation of research
 UniServices: innovation
interface between
organisations and the
University
 Over 620 pending or
granted patents
 Clean energy, advanced
materials and
manufacturing, electronics,
medicine, health …
9. Student life
A safe and welcoming
environment
Over 120 clubs and
societies
CSC-Auckland Group
[email protected]
10. Auckland – New Zealand’s largest
city
3rd most liveable city in the
world
Application process
 Apply online
www.auckland.ac.nz
 No closing date for PhD –
apply at any time
 Begin at any time for PhD
 No GRE/SAT/GMAT
 No application fee
 No need to have
contacted a supervisor
Academic requirements
 At least 80% average in masters courses
 Significant research component in masters programme
 Certified copies of graduation and degree certificates
 Certified copies of full academic transcripts
English language requirements
IELTS
(Academic)
Internetbased
TOEFL (iBT)
Paperbased
TOEFL
Michigan
Cambridge Cambridge Pearson Test English
English:
English
of English Language
Advanced Proficiency
(PTE)
Assessment
(CAE)
(CPE)
Academic
Battery
(MELAB)
CAE score of
Overall score
Overall score Overall score Overall score 58 or higher,
of 65 and no
of 6.5 and all of 90 plus a of 575 plus no individual CPE score of
PTE
bands 6.0 or written score Essay (TWE) language skill 45 or higher communicativ
better
of 21
of 4.5
below
e skills score
Borderline
below 58
Note:
Higher scores are required for some subjects.
Your test result cannot be more than 2 years old.
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Additional documents
 CV / Resumé is required
 Other documents
(publications, projects)
may be uploaded but are
not required – not a
requirement to have
published or to publish
during your PhD
 Doctoral referee’s report
(x2) – academic rather
than character references
Help
 For general questions about
PhD study email
[email protected]
 Useful webpages:
www.auckland.ac.nz/postgraduate
 www.auckland.ac.nz/international
CSC-Auckland
• [email protected]
• QQ 238252535
• QQ 217433766
• Xiaozhou Xiong [email protected]
• Zhiqian Sang [email protected]
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