Scholarships for international students

A range of government, private and University-funded scholarships are available for international students.

Undergraduate scholarships awarded by the University of Auckland

For new international students undertaking a postgraduate diploma, taught masters or undergraduate degree (gaining University admission with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications).

University of Auckland International Scholarships - New Zealand School Leavers
For international students finishing secondary school in New Zealand who are enrolling in an undergraduate degree.

Foundation Pathway Top Achiever Awards     
For high achievers from our Foundation Pathway partners (ACG and Taylors College) who wish to enrol in undergraduate study at the University of Auckland.

University of Auckland Fulbright Scholarship
For Fulbright award winners to enable them to complete degrees at the University.

Colombo Plan Scholarship in Engineering
For citizens of Colombo Plan member countries.

Dean's Asia Scholarships in the Faculty of Business and Economics
For citizens of Asian countries to complete a BCom or BProp degree.

Beatrice Ratcliffe Entry-Level Scholarship in Music
For students commencing undergraduate study in the School of Music.

Lee Foundation Grants
To assist students from Singapore and Malaysia with their study at the University of Auckland.

Summer Research Scholarships
Available to undergraduate students after their second year of study.

Postgraduate scholarships awarded by the University of Auckland

University of Auckland International Student Scholarships
For new international students undertaking a postgraduate diploma, taught masters or undergraduate degree (gaining University admission with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications).

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries International Masters Scholarships
For international students of high calibre to enrol in masters level study of one year or more in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries to support teaching, research and collaborative partnerships with other universities.

University of Auckland International Business Masters Scholarships
For international students interested in the Master of Management, Master of International Business, Master of Marketing or Master of Professional Accounting degree at the University of Auckland Business School, enabling them to gain the skills and knowledge required to launch a business career.

Faculty of Arts International Masters Degree Scholarships
For international students enrolled in a masters degree in the Faculty of Arts.

University of Auckland Commonwealth Scholarship
Doctoral scholarship for citizens of Canada and the United Kingdom.

University of Auckland Fulbright Scholarship
For Fulbright award winners to enable them to complete degrees at the University.

Colombo Plan Scholarship in Engineering
For citizens of Colombo Plan member countries.

Beatrice Ratcliffe Postgraduate Scholarship in Music
For students undertaking postgraduate study in the School of Music.

AUEA Braithwaite-Thompson Graduate Research Awards
To assist international graduate students and support innovative graduate research in the Faculty of Engineering.

Lee Foundation Grants
To assist students from Singapore and Malaysia with their study at the University of Auckland.

Doctoral scholarships awarded by the University of Auckland

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships
For high-achieving doctoral candidates applying for admission to an approved doctoral programme, with their most recent qualifying programme completed at a New Zealand university.

University of Auckland Law School’s Dean’s Doctoral Scholarships
For academically excellent students to undertake full-time doctoral study on an agreed topic in the Faculty of Law.

University of Auckland Senior Health Research Scholarships
To provide financial support so that health professionals can return to the University to study for a doctorate in health related areas. You do not need to apply for this Scholarship or complete an online application form, it is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty or University of Auckland Committee.

University of Auckland Health Research Doctoral Scholarships
To encourage and support academically excellent students to study for a PhD in a health-related area in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. You do not need to apply for this Scholarship or complete an online application form, it is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty or University of Auckland Committee.

New Zealand government scholarships

Development scholarships

These provide an opportunity for students from selected developing countries to pursue studies in development-related fields. Upon completion of their programmes, students are expected to return and contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Available scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and the Asian Development Bank with financing from the Japanese government.

New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) 

New Zealand Pacific Scholarships (NZPS) 

New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards 

Commonwealth Scholarships  

Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship 

Country-specific scholarships, loans and funding

We work with external scholarship agencies and governments to provide opportunities for international students who meet admission entry criteria.

See country-specific scholarships

Many other University of Auckland scholarships are open to international students. 

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