Postgraduate scholarships

We know that postgraduate study is a big commitment in your life, not least financially. That’s why, each year, the University of Auckland awards around $35 million of scholarships to our postgraduate and doctoral students.

For high-achieving domestic research students, scholarships are guaranteed and the streamlined application process means that you will be considered for a scholarship at the same time as your application for study. For more information, visit Guaranteed Postgraduate Scholarships.

You can also search for scholarships based on level of study, personal circumstances and subject area on the scholarships database by visiting Search for scholarships and awards.

For comprehensive details on postgraduate scholarships and awards, visit Postgraduate scholarships.

The following scholarships are available to Faculty of Education and Social Work postgraduate students.

Maori and Pacific Scholarships

TeachNZ Scholarships

TeachNZ scholarships are available for Māori and Pacific high achievers and those training to become a secondary teacher in the sciences, technology or maths.

The aim of the scholarships is to provide funding to students studying in areas where there are teaching shortages. This can vary year-by-year and data is reviewed each year to determine the gaps.

Current teaching shortages are in Māori-medium and te reo Māori teaching, early childhood teaching for those with skills in te reo Māori or Pacific languages and in science, technology and maths teaching.

For more information, visit TeachNZ Scholarships.

University of Auckland Māori Postgraduate Scholarships

For detailed information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit University of Auckland Māori Postgraduate Scholarships.

Postgraduate Honours and Diploma Scholarships

Dulcie Bowman Memorial Scholarships

To encourage hearing impaired female students. Second or subsequent year of any programme.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Dulcie Bowman Memorial Scholarships.

Fair Wind Foundation Scholarships

Female students enrolled in full-time study in any year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Fair Wind Foundation Scholarships.

Kate Edger Educational Trust Bachelor with Honours Awards

Final year of an undergraduate Bachelor (Hons) degree or a postgraduate Bachelor (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Kate Edger Educational Trust Bachelor with Honours Awards.

Kate Edger Educational Trust Postgraduate Diploma Awards

Assist women to study a Postgraduate Diploma at the University of Auckland.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Kate Edger Educational Trust Postgraduate Diploma Awards.

Ralph and Eve Seelye Postgraduate Scholarships

Honours, Masters or PG Diploma students who have completed their qualifying degrees at the University of Auckland or another university and are now intending to enroll full-time at the University of Auckland.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Ralph and Eve Seelye Postgraduate Scholarships.

Postgraduate Study Award for TESSOL Graduates

The Faculty of Education and Social Work Postgraduate Study Award for TESSOL Graduates of $1000 will be awarded annually for teachers/senior managers who have completed a TESSOL Diploma at The University of Auckland, or at the former Auckland College of Education.

The purpose of this Study Award is to recognise teachers who have worked to establish effective provision for English language learners in their schools and who want to pursue this focus through postgraduate study.

Universities New Zealand Postgraduate Scholarships

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara offers a range of scholarships to support research/study in Education and other fields at masters and doctoral levels.

For detailed information, visit Universities New Zealand Postgraduate Scholarships.

Woolf Fisher Trust Honours Scholarships

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) graduates with a Primary specialisation intending to complete an Honours year in the Faculty of Education and Social Work

These scholarships aim to increase the number of specialist science and mathematics teachers in New Zealand Primary Schools.

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to recognise and support outstanding Bachelor of Education (Teaching) graduates from any University and to encourage them to complete a specialised Honours Programme in primary school science and mathematics teaching.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Woolf Fisher Trust Honours Scholarships.

Masters Scholarships

Bruce and Donna Aitken Foundation Fellowships in Educational Leadership

These fellowships are funded by Bruce and Donna Aitken in recognition of their family's long term involvement in education at all levels, inspired by their father and father-in-law, Alex Aitken, as a teacher and principal for more than 50 years and carried on by other members of the family from early childhood through to tertiary.

The fellowships recognise the value that Bruce and Donna place on leadership as the transformative element in improving education and educational outcomes.

The fellowships fund two positions per year, from 2015 through to 2017, for principals or deputy/associate principals to undertake study for one day per week in pursuit of a doctorate or Masters in Educational Leadership at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, and work for four days a week working as part of the development and delivery team in the University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership (UACEL).

For more information, contact Linda Bendikson or visit the University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership website.

Dullabh Education Scholarships

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to provide assistance to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary specialisation, Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) or a Masters degree in the field of Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work who, because of financial hardship, may not otherwise be able to undertake a university degree.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Dullabh Education Scholarships.

Faculty of Education and Social Work Literacy Research Scholarship

The Scholarship was established in 2010 by Learning Media. The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Education and Social Work to research teaching materials that support literacy learning.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Faculty of Education and Social Work Literacy Research Scholarship.

Hope Selwyn Foundation Scholarship in Ageing Research

Domestic postgraduate students from any faculty are eligible to apply. The regulations allow for a wide range of approaches to the topic, not just scientific: Applications will be accepted from a wide range of disciplines in line with the HOPE Foundation’s philosophy of encouraging eclectic research into ageing and its effects on individuals and society.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Hope Selwyn Foundation Scholarship in Ageing Research.

James Bertram Scholarships

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to support postgraduate students studying at, or intending to study at, the University of Auckland and enable them to undertake study with a focus on Asia.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit James Bertram Scholarships.

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Masters Degree Awards

The main purpose of these Awards is to assist women graduates to carry out study for a Masters degree at the University of Auckland.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Masters Degree Awards.

Ralph and Eve Seelye Postgraduate Scholarships

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to fund postgraduate level Honours, Masters or Postgraduate Diploma students who have completed their qualifying degrees at the University of Auckland or another university and are now intending to enrol full-time at the University of Auckland.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Ralph and Eve Seelye Postgraduate Scholarships.

School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice Masters Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognise and support outstanding international and domestic masters students in postgraduate research to promote a culture of research within the School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice Masters Scholarship.

University of Auckland Postgraduate Honours/PG Diploma Scholarships

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit University of Auckland Postgraduate Honours/PG Diploma Scholarships.

University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarships

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarships.

Doctoral Scholarships

Bruce and Donna Aitken Foundation Fellowships in Educational Leadership

These fellowships are funded by Bruce and Donna Aitken in recognition of their family's long term involvement in education at all levels, inspired by their father and father-in-law, Alex Aitken, as a teacher and principal for more than 50 years and carried on by other members of the family from early childhood through to tertiary.

The fellowships recognise the value that Bruce and Donna place on leadership as the transformative element in improving education and educational outcomes.

The fellowships fund two positions per year, from 2015 through to 2017, for principals or deputy/associate principals to undertake study for one day per week in pursuit of a doctorate or Masters in Educational Leadership at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, and work for four days a week working as part of the development and delivery team in the University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership (UACEL).

For more information, contact Linda Bendikson or visit the University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership website.

Hope Selwyn Foundation Scholarship in Ageing Research

Domestic postgraduate students from any faculty are eligible to apply. The regulations allow for a wide range of approaches to the topic, not just scientific: Applications will be accepted from a wide range of disciplines in line with the HOPE Foundation’s philosophy of encouraging eclectic research into ageing and its effects on individuals and society.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Hope Selwyn Foundation Scholarship in Ageing Research.

James Bertram Scholarships

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to support postgraduate students studying at, or intending to study at, the University of Auckland and enable them to undertake study with a focus on Asia.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit James Bertram Scholarships.

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Dame Dorothy Winstone Final Year Doctoral Awards

The main purpose of the Awards is to assist women graduates who have completed a minimum of three years of full-time study towards a PhD or named Doctorate, to have at least four months free of employment and remain full-time students, in order to make substantial progress towards completion of a PhD or named Doctorate qualification.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Dame Dorothy Winstone Final Year Doctoral Awards.

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Doctoral Completion

The main purpose of the Award is to assist a woman graduate who has completed a minimum of four years of part-time study towards a PhD or named Doctorate, to have at least four months free of employment and become a full-time student, in order to make substantial progress towards completion of a PhD or named Doctorate qualification.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Doctoral Completion.

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust First Year Doctoral Awards

The main purpose of the Awards is to assist women graduates currently enrolled in their first year of full-time study at the University of Auckland towards a PhD or named doctorate.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust First Year Doctoral Awards.

Marie Clay Literacy Trust Research Scholarship

The purpose of the Scholarship is to fund a doctoral student to undertake research into literacy education in the New Zealand context that is consistent with the Marie Clay Literacy Trust’s objectives; to support research into aspects of literacy development and learning, the development of effective instruction and early intervention in literacy, and associated professional development.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Marie Clay Literacy Trust Research Scholarship.

School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice Doctoral Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognise and support outstanding international and domestic doctoral candidates in postgraduate research to promote a culture of research within the School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit University of Auckland Learning, Development and Professional Practice (LDPP) Doctoral Scholarships.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships.

Financial hardship scholarships

If you are struggling financially then there are several awards and scholarships available at the University of Auckland which may be able to help you.

You can search for relevant scholarships using the keyword ‘hardship’, on our scholarships database, visit Search for scholarships and awards.

Ministry of Education Subsidies

In an effort to further develop teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and understanding in key areas of learning and teaching the Ministry of Education offers the The Tertiary Fees Funding Support Scheme.

This scheme provides partial funding for approved mathematics and literacy papers for primary and intermediate teachers. Half the tuition is paid for by the Ministry of Education and half by the teacher's school, or teacher.

For information about the available courses, and how to apply, visit Ministry of Education course subsidies.

Scholarships for international students

Education and Social Work Postgraduate International Student Scholarships

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support international students to enrol into a specified postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, and successfully establish themselves in Auckland.

For detailed information, including closing dates and how to apply, visit Education and Social Work Postgraduate International Student Scholarships.

Other scholarships, loans and funding information

For country-specific, development and other scholarships, visit Scholarships, loans and funding.