Scholarships for study overseas
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student wanting to study overseas then there are scholarships available at The University of Auckland that can help you.
Richard Higgins is one of just three New Zealanders awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for 2011 to support his postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford.
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University of Auckland students can apply for such prestigious scholarships as the Rhodes and Woolf Fisher Scholarships, and Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships. There are also numerous smaller scholarships on offer for specific areas of study. For example, the Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship can be used for studying postgraduate english literature, music or fine arts at a recognised overseas institution. Music students from The University of Auckland wanting to improve their skills overseas can apply for a Kathleen Reardon Travelling Scholarship in Music or a Anne Bellam Scholarship.
- Rhodes Scholarships
- Woolf Fisher Scholarships
- Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship
- Kathleen Mary Reardon Travelling Scholarship in Music
- Anne Bellam Scholarship
Commonwealth Scholarships are available for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom. The scholarships are normally intended for PhD research and encompass all discipline areas and branches of learning. For more information on this scholarship visit the Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara website.
If you are a language student studying Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish then you can apply for University of Auckland Study Abroad Scholarships to undertake a period of formal study (minimum of four weeks) in a country where the language is spoken as the first language.
For exceptional achievement in the study of Chinese language there is the Fred and Helen Hanan Endowed Scholarship in Chinese Studies.
For those interested in architecture exchange programmes there is the Jeremy Howard Scholarship.
We also offer three 360° Auckland Abroad Scholarships for students wanting to undertake an exchange programme.
- The 360° Auckland Abroad Exchange Travel Awards
- The 360° Auckland Abroad Exchange Universitas 21 Awards
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Information on external scholarships for study overseas
The 23-year-old is the second University of Auckland Scholarship recipient to gain the prestigious scholarship, which is among the most esteemed worldwide for university graduates furthering their studies overseas.
Richard believes that The University of Auckland Scholarship helped to prepare him for Oxford by making him "work harder and consider things more thoroughly." He says it also opened up a wide network of students and staff, some of whom have become mentors.
"During the selection process for the Rhodes Scholarship, it means a lot to believe that you are representing New Zealand’s strongest university. I have had incredible lecturers who not only have taught well, but more importantly have been generous with their time on a personal level."
He thinks that the most critical elements for winning a Rhodes Scholarship are "having a dream for your life, having a genuine passion for serving others, and showing the committee that you are a solid human being who is capable of doing great things."
In October 2011 Richard will travel to the UK to begin his MPhil in Development Studies. Although he has never been to the UK he says he is a bit of a 'closet monarchist', and has quite a few ancestral ties.
"The majority of my family ancestry comes from the UK and Scotland, so to finally be visiting the areas we came from and being able to breathe the history of those places will be pretty special."
Richard is currently based in Sydney on a summer internship in infrastructure funding.
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