Postgraduate scholarships

The following scholarships are available to postgraduate engineering students.

For updates on changes in dates and other associated changes relating to specific scholarships, please monitor the Faculty of Engineering's notices.

For more information on scholarships and financial assistance, visit Scholarships and funding page, or visit the Scholarships Office at:

Student Information Centre
Room 112, Ground Floor
The ClockTower Building
22 Princes Street
City Campus

Tel: + 64 9 373 7599 ext 87494
Email: scholarships@auckland.ac.nz

“I received the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship. This covers the tuition fees and provides a living allowance. It is no engineering salary, but enough to cover my expenses during my research work. This means that I can work full time towards my PhD without worrying about income.”

– Elinor Swery, PhD Candidate (Mechanical Engineering) 

Andrew Pullan Bioengineering Masters Scholarship

  • $10,000 stipend for one year, plus compulsory fees.
  • Applicable study: Domestic students enrolling in a Masters of Engineering in Bioengineering and undertaking research related to the field of Gastrointestinal Motility.
  • Closing dates and further information

AUEA Braithwaite-Thompson Graduate Research Award

  • Up to $10,000 for one year for assistance. Up to two awarded.
  • Applicable study: International student undertaking a ME, MOR or PhD in Engineering.
  • Closing dates and further information

Bill Miller Engineering Scholarship

Cecil Segedin Postgraduate Scholarships in Engineering Science

Colombo Plan Scholarship in Engineering

Don Linklater Memorial Bursary

  • $3,000 each year for up to three years.
  • Applicable study: Enrolled and studying studying in 2016 at undergraduate or postgraduate level, either internally or extramurally, in a field relevant to Horizons work. Relevant areas include; resource management, environmental planning, environmental engineering and modelling with particular emphasis on river and drainage basin dynamics.
  • Closing dates and further information

The Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology

  • $17,000 per annum at Masters level and $25,000 per annum at PhD level.
  • Applicable study: NZ citizen or Permanent Resident interested in research in innovation and product development, or biprocess technology.
  • Closing dates and further information

Douglas Goodfellow Scholarship in Engineering

Energy and Fuels Research Unit (EFRU) Scholarships

Energy Education Trust of New Zealand Doctoral Scholarships

  • Up to $8,000 pa. for up to three years.
  • Applicable study: Doctoral students in the Faculties of Business, Engineering and Science undertaking studies related to the field of energy.
  • Closing dates and further information

Freemasons Scholarships

  • The Freemasons Scholarships are to assist able students who are active in their involvement in the community, to complete their university education in their chosen field. Up to $10,000.
  • Applicable study: Available to postgraduate students of all disciplines, this scholarship helps students who are active in their involvement in the community, to complete their university education in their chosen field.
  • Closing dates and further information

Jeannie Cheong Lean Eng Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Mercer Memorial Scholarship in Aeronautics

  • $3,500 pa. for one year – assistance to engage in original work.
  • Applicable study: Students who are undertaking postgraduate research in Aeronautics.
  • Closing dates and further information

Penny Peng Wang Scholarship

  • $2,000
  • Applicable study: Student enrolled in the Master of Engineering Studies specialising in Transportation and enrolled in CIVIL 770, Transport Systems Economics.
  • Closing dates and further information

Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA)

  • Value of the scholarship is based on the level and length of study, the destination country and institution. It can cover travel, accommodation, course fees and living costs.
  • Applicable study: Undergraduate or postgraduate students wanting to undertake study and/or research in Asia in programmes between six weeks and two years duration, in a subject area that can be linked to New Zealand's economic or trade agenda.
  • Closing dates and further information

The Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research

  • $25,000 per annum to include tuition fees, with an additional $3,000 for attendance at an appropriate conference.
  • Applicable study: PhD candidates in Energy research
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Bioengineering Masters Scholarship

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships

  • Up to $27,300 plus domestic fees.
  • Applicable study: Full-time student undertaking a PhD in engineering. All applications are based on academic merit and are to be submitted to the Scholarships Office at the ClockTower.
  • Further information

The University of Auckland Partnership Appeal Awards

  • Sponsor: The University of Auckland Council
  • $500 - $5,000 Study related costs.
  • Applicable study: Final year of an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree programme.
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Postgraduate Honours/PG Diploma Scholarships

  • Up to $13,000 plus compulsory fees.
  • Applicable study: Students applying for an honours degree or an approved postgraduate diploma with a research component of at least 30 points.
  • Further information

University of Auckland Māori Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Up to $13,000 plus compulsory fees.
  • Applicable study: Māori students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand applying for an honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or masters degree at the University of Auckland.
  • Further information

University of Auckland Pacific Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Up to $13,000 plus compulsory fees.
  • Applicable study: Pacific students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand applying for an honours degree, a postgraduate diploma, or masters degree at the University of Auckland.
  • Further information

University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarships

  • Up to $13,000 plus compulsory fees.
  • Applicable study: Students applying for a masters degree with a research component of at least 90 points.
  • Further information

Van-Thanh Nguyen PhD Engineering Scholarship

  • $7,500 for up to four years.
  • Applicable study: Citizens of Vietnam, who are living in Vietnam at the time of application, for enrolment in a PhD degree at the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Closing dates and further information

For further information, full regulations and application forms, please visit the Scholarships Office website.

Prizes for Engineering postgraduate students

Code# Prize Details Applicable Study Value
P680 Fowlds Memorial Prize Most distinguished student in ME or PGDip ME or PGDip in Engineering $300 for books + bookplate
P733 New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Masters Prize in Engineering  Best ME Thesis in Materials & Materials Processing Research ME in Materials & Materials Processing Research $500