Freemasons University and Postgraduate Scholarships

A Scholarship of $6,000 for undergraduate study or $10,000 for postgraduate study for New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Final year of a Bachelors degree or Bachelors (Hons) degree, Graduate Diploma, PGDip, Masters degree or Doctorate degree in any subject.
Opening date: 1 July 2023
Closing date: 1 October 2023
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: 20 University Scholarships and 8 Postgraduate Scholarships
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $10,000 for Postgraduate Scholarships and up to $6,000 for University Scholarships

The Freemasons Scholarships are provided annually by Freemasons New Zealand and are administered by The Freemasons Charity. 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.

Eight Postgraduate Scholarships of $10,000 each and 20 University Scholarships of $6,000 each will be offered to students attending universities at: Auckland, AUT, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln, and Otago.

Successful scholars are expected to use their scholarship to defray expenses related to their attendance at University.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

Help and support

You can find answers to your questions about scholarships, awards and prizes on the University's online help and support centre, AskAuckland.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, contact our Student Support Team.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.