Scholarships and positions

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research often offers scholarship and research opportunities to talented candidates.

Scholarship: empirical finance/applied financial econometrics

We currently have a scholarship available for an exceptionally talented candidate.

Scholarship details

This scholarship is for up to three years for the completion of a PhD in the area of empirical finance/applied financial econometrics. There is an annual stipend of NZ$25,000.


To apply, you should have a masters or honours degree in a discipline related to finance, economics or econometrics and should be able to demonstrate strong econometric skills.

If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity then please email Nhut (Nick) Nguyen.

Email Nhut (Nick) Nguyen

Stories from students

PhD Students at 2015 Auckland Finance Meeting

"My PhD studies offer me opportunities to broaden my understanding of applied finance on a daily basis.  AUT provides me with every resource I need to conduct my research and I have very knowledgeable and supportive supervisors.  Auckland is a beautiful city that makes it easy to spend amazing weekends close to nature after a week of hard work."
- Ilnara Gafiatullina, PhD student

“During my studies, I got to learn some beautiful econometrics and apply them on real data. The PhD programme was demanding but manageable thanks to experienced and encouraging supervisors. The friendly and international atmosphere of the Finance Department also made the journey enjoyable. Winter is cold in Auckland, but there are worse places out there.”
- Dr Ivan Indriawan

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