Postgraduate scholarships

We offer a wide range of scholarships to fund your postgraduate study with us.

University of Auckland scholarships

Guaranteed scholarships
The University of Auckland offers guaranteed postgraduate scholarships to domestic research students who meet grade point average (GPA) thresholds from their qualifying programme.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
For domestic and international students; value up to $27,300 per annum plus compulsory fees and international health insurance.

University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship
For meritorious students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand applying for an approved research masters degree; value up to $13,000 per annum plus compulsory fees.

University of Auckland Postgraduate Honours/Postgraduate Diploma Scholarships
For domestic students enrolled for a postgraduate level honours degree or an approved postgraduate diploma who have achieved a GPA of 8.0 or above in their most recent qualifying programme at a recognised university; value up to $13,000 per annum plus compulsory fees.

University of Auckland Māori Postgraduate Scholarships
For Māori students enrolled in any masters or postgraduate level honours degree, or any postgraduate diploma on or after 1 January 2016 who have achieved a GPA of 7.50 or above in their most recent qualifying programme at a recognised university; value up to $13,000 per annum plus compulsory fees.

University of Auckland Pacific Postgraduate Scholarship
For domestic Pacific students enrolled in any masters or postgraduate level Bachelors honours degree, or any postgraduate diploma on or after 1 January 2016 who have achieved a GPA of 7.50 or above in their most recent qualifying programme at a recognised university; value up to $13,000 per annum plus compulsory fees.

Major scholarships for Faculty of Arts students

Faculty of Arts Doctoral Scholarship
For students enrolled in a PhD in the Faculty of Arts on or after 1 July 2015; value of up to $10,000 per annum.

Faculty of Arts Masters/Honours/Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship
For students enrolled in an approved masters degree, honours degree or postgraduate diploma in the Faculty of Arts; value of up to $10,000 per annum including compulsory fees.

Faculty of Arts Masters Thesis Scholarship
For students enrolled full-time or part-time in a thesis, research portfolio or project of at least 90 points for the degree of Master of Arts, Master of Literature, Master of Public Policy, Master of Creative Writing or Master of Theology; value up to $5,000.

Dean of Arts Masters Thesis Scholarship
For students enrolled full-time or part-time in a thesis, research portfolio or project of at least 90 points for the degree of Master of Arts, Master of Literature, Master of Public Policy, Master of Creative Writing or Master of Theology; value up to $3,000.

Faculty of Arts International Masters Degree Scholarship
For international students enrolled full-time in a Master of Arts, Master of Creative Writing, Master of Literature, Master of Public Policy, Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Master of Theology or Master of Professional Studies in the Faculty of Arts; value up to $10,000 per annum.

More scholarships

You might be pleasantly surprised at the amount of scholarships available.

Find out more about scholarships and awards.

Summer Research Scholarships

These offer you the chance to work with academic staff over the summer.

Find out more about Summer Research Scholarships.