Auckland Law School Postgraduate Awards

Applicable study: Master of Laws,
Master of Taxation Studies or
Master of Legal Studies
Closing date: 31 January 2018
Value of awards: Up to NZ$10,000
For: Assistance with study
No. of awards: Up to five
Tenure: One year
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These Awards were established for 2018 by the Faculty of Law to encourage and support academically outstanding students to undertake an LLM, MLS and MTaxS degree at the Auckland Law School.

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The awards are intended to cover a substantial amount of the recipients’ costs. A Faculty of Law Postgraduate Award will be worth NZ$ 10,000 is awarded to five eligible international and/or domestic applicants.

Selection procedure

  • The awards will be made by the Dean of Law (or their nominee), upon the recommendation of a selection committee.
  • The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit.

Additional information

  1. Students who have been offered an Award must meet all requirements for admission into one of the University of Auckland’s law postgraduate degree programmes in order to take up the Award offer.

  2. It is a requirement that the awardee(s) must enrol and begin their studies by 16 July 2018.

  3. In exceptional circumstances, applicants may obtain approval from the Dean of Law for a deferred commencement date.

How do students apply?

Application for the award shall be made in writing to:

Faculty of Law
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142

Attention: Executive Assistant to the Dean


Applications need be submitted by 31 January 2018.

The application should include:

  • Copies of the applicant's official university transcripts including the grades of all courses completed. (Successful applicants will be required to provide paper copies of their transcripts before awards are confirmed.)
  • A current CV, including the names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • A cover letter.

What conditions are attached to the awards?

The Award may not he held concurrently with another University of Auckland Masters/ Honours / PGDip Scholarship or any other award or grant unless the regulations for that award or grant permit this and The Dean of The Faculty of Law (or nominee) agrees.