Friends of the University of Auckland US/NZ Exchange Award

An Award to support University of Auckland students and graduates enrolling in a US university and US citizens and permanent residents to study at the University of Auckland.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: Any University of Auckland undergraduate or postgraduate degree (inbound, US citizens or residents only); or any undergraduate or postgraduate study at a US university (outbound; NZ citizens or residents only)
Opening date: 20 March and 23 September
Closing date: 1 May for Semester Two at University of Auckland or US fall semester and 1 November for Semester One at the University of Auckland or US winter/spring semester
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance, travel or tuition (see Note III)
Number on offer: Up to three outbound and up to three inbound
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $3,000

The Award was established in 2013 and is funded by Friends of the University of Auckland (US). The main purpose of the Award is to encourage academic exchanges between New Zealand and the United States of America.


How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

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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.