Postgraduate and Doctoral scholarships

Alongside the University of Auckland scholarships, we also offer major scholarships to postgraduate Creative Arts and Industries students.

University of Auckland postgraduate scholarships

University of Auckland guaranteed scholarships for high-achieving research postgraduate students

The University of Auckland is committed to ensuring the very best students are able to study with us. We offer guaranteed scholarships to high-achieving postgraduate research students.
Our postgraduate scholarships are some of the most generous in New Zealand. We continue to grow the number of postgraduate scholarships available, offering 200 new University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships each year.

Find out more about our guaranteed postgraduate scholarships.

Creative Arts and Industries scholarships

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries Student Support Award

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries International Student Masters Scholarship

  • Value: International student tuition fees
  • Applicable study: Full-time masters study in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, for a 120 point or 180 point masters degree.
  • Closing dates and further information

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries Doctoral Assistance Scholarship

Dulcie Bowman Memorial Scholarship

  • Up to $4,500 
  • Applicable study: Women students with a hearing disability, who are enrolled in their second or subsequent year of any Programme.
  • Closing dates and further information

Professor Michael Walker Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students

Major scholarships available to Architecture postgraduate students

David Howell Master of Architecture (Professional) Scholarship

Frederick Ost Scholarship in Architecture

Murray Wren Masters Scholarship in Architecture

Murray Wren Doctoral Scholarship in Architecture

  • $27,000 each year for up to three years for assistance, plus domestic PhD fees and international student health insurance.
  • Applicable study: PhD in Architecture.
  • Closing dates and further information

William Chick Doctoral Scholarship in Architecture

Major scholarships available to Dance postgraduate students

Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in Dance Studies

Lady Rosemary Buchanan Dance PhD Scholarship

Major scholarships available to Fine Arts postgraduate students

Carol Ada Cliff Doctoral Scholarship

Denise Gerard Scholarships

Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship

Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship

  • Up to $30,000
  • Applicable study: PhD or other approved Doctorate or Masters Level study in Art History, English Literature, Music, or Fine Arts at a recognised overseas institution.
  • Closing dates and further information

Jean Hamlin Memorial Scholarship

  • $5,500 for one year for study and living assistance.
  • Applicable study: Students enrolled in the final year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons).
  • Closing dates and further information

Joe Raynes Scholarship

  • Up to $1,500 for one year for financial assistance for the promotion of the study of drawing, painting and design.
  • Applicable study: Full-time or part-time MFA.
  • Closing dates and further information

Paul Beadle Scholarship

The Snickel Lane Urban Art Award

Todd Trust Scholarship in Fine Arts

Major scholarships available to Music postgraduate students

Ada Kathleen and Barbara Ellen Watson Scholarships

Anne Bellam Scholarship

  • Up to $30,000 for study overseas and up to $10,000 for study at the University of Auckland. 
  • Applicable study: Music performance students completing degrees or diplomas.
  • Closing dates and further information

Beatrice Ratcliffe Postgraduate Scholarship in Music

Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship

  • Up to $30,000
  • Applicable study: PhD or other approved Doctorate or Masters Level study in Art History, English Literature, Music, or Fine Arts at a recognised overseas institution.
  • Closing dates and further information

Evelyn M Harrison Scholarships

  • Up to $10,000 for one year for assistance and support.
  • Applicable study: Student of singing enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in the University of Auckland’s School of Music.
  • Closing dates and further information

Fehl Charitable Trust Scholarships

  • Up to $3,000 each year for up to four years for assistance with study.
  • Applicable study: Second or subsequent year of undergraduate study or any year of postgraduate study in Music.
  • Closing dates and further information

Joy Crees Jazz Scholarship

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Vinka Marinovich Awards in Music

Kathleen Mary Reardon Travelling Scholarship in Music 

KBB Music Postgraduate Jazz Scholarship

Marie D'Albini Scholarship

Reardon Postgraduate Scholarship in Music

  • $4,500 for one year for assistance (may be awarded a second time).
  • Applicable study: All postgraduate programmes in the School of Music for Performance students.
  • Closing dates and further information

Taurus Charitable Trust Postgraduate Scholarships in Music

Major scholarships available to Urban Planning postgraduate students

Opus Masters Scholarship in Urban Planning

Aspinall Scholarship

  • Up to $5,000 for one year for assistance with study.
  • Applicable study: Final year BUrBPlan(Hons) students undertaking research projects and MUrbDes students enrolled in URBDES 730.
  • Closing dates and further information

Town Planning Silver Jubilee Award

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 on a research topic of interest to you.

Find out more about Summer Research Scholarships.