Welcome to the Faculty of Science


The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. More than 7,000 students study in our 10 schools and departments, learning from internationally-renowned lecturers.

Current Scholarships

See a range of scholarships available to our postgraduate students.

Centenary Celebration 2015

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the School of Chemical Sciences.

Science Student Centre

Students wishing to see the Science Postgraduate Advisers should contact the Faculty of Science Student Centre.

  • How important are you?
    09 December 2014
    Dr Jackson is the world’s leading researcher in network economics, a multi-disciplinary and relatively new field of research which seeks to understand economic and social behaviour through understanding that all interactions between people are networked.
  • Prize-winning year for ‘Nanogirl’
    02 December 2014
    This year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Science Communication has been awarded to Dr Michelle Dickinson, capping off a prize-winning year for the University of Auckland engineering lecturer.
  • Internationally renowned mathematician recognised
    26 November 2014
    Internationally renowned and pioneering mathematician, Distinguished Professor Marston Conder is awarded this year’s Hector Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • PhD Opportunity in the School of Biological Sciences 2015
    17 December 2014
    We are looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated student to begin a PhD project early in 2015 to study intramolecular crosslinks inside proteins that provide super-stability in harsh environments. This PhD scholarship, funded by the Marsden Fund, is available with Dr. Christopher Squire in the School of Biological Sciences and provides the successful applicant with tuition fees and an annual tax free allowance of NZD$25,000 for three years.
  • New postgraduate programme in Information Technology to commence in 2015.
    09 December 2014
    A new Masters of Information Technology (MInfoTech) and Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) will commence in second semester 2015. The aim of the programme is to produce 'industry ready' graduates.