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Are you a high achieving tertiary student studying in New Zealand? Do you have an interest in health and medical technologies research and development, and making an impact on healthcare for communities?

If so, we want you to join one of our teams!

The Te Tītoki Mataora (TTM) Summer Studentship Programme provides 10-week paid studentships for Māori, Pacific, and other NZ tertiary students to experience what conducting health and medtech research is really like.

  • Work full-time over summer 28 November 2022 to 17 February 2023 on a project that matches your interests and abilities.

  • Receive $6,750 as a tax-free stipend.

  • Access a range of cultural support and upskilling opportunities via workshops, training, networking, and events.

  • Collaborate with supervisors and students from TTM’s national network.*

  • Make a difference for your community by contributing to cutting-edge research in a range of fields including brain research, medical device and digital health design and development, experimental physiology, computational modelling, software / algorithm development, clinical translation of new medical technologies, and more.

This year we have three types of studentships you can apply for, depending on your background and preferences. **

  • TTM Māori Pathway Studentships: For students of any ethnicity wanting to undertake a kaupapa Māori studentship with TTM partner institutions.

  • TTM Pacific Studentships: For students of Pacific descent wanting to undertake a studentship with TTM partner institutions.

  • ABI Māori & Pacific Studentships: For students of Māori and/or Pacific descent wanting to undertake a studentship at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI).

To be eligible for this Programme, you must:

  1. Be a current student at a NZ tertiary institution;

  2. Be available to work full time on your summer project from 28/11/22 to 17/02/23 (excluding Christmas);

  3. Be interested in health and medical technologies, and in making an impact on healthcare for communities; and

  4. Complete our online form below by 12pm Friday 14 October 2022.

Got questions? Contact Natalie Solomona via or 09 923 6556.

* TTM partner institutions include AUT, Universities of Auckland, Canterbury, and Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland and Waitematā, and others across NZ.

** Note that all accepted students can access all activities offered via the Programme.


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