Other postgraduate funding options

Other funding sources available to support you in postgraduate or doctoral study.

In addition to University of Auckland centrally administered scholarships, students enrolled in or intending to enrol in postgraduate or doctoral study are encouraged to apply for other scholarships offered by the University as well as generous donors and organisations.

Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright New Zealand offers a range of exchange awards for New Zealanders and Americans wanting to study, research, teach or present their work in each other’s country.

Fulbright New Zealand

University of Auckland Fulbright Adviser

Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem
Phone: ext 82311
Email: y.underhill-sem@auckland.ac.nz  

Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals.

Rhodes Scholarship - Universities New Zealand

Woolf Fisher Scholarships

This scholarship enables New Zealand university graduates to study for three or four years for a doctorate at the University of Cambridge.

Woolf Fisher Trust

NASA International Internship Programme

The New Zealand Space Agency invites high-performing New Zealand tertiary students to apply to participate in the NASA International Internship Programme from June to August 2019. To complement this opportunity, the New Zealand Space Agency is offering the New Zealand Space Scholarship. For more information visit MBIE NASA International Internship Programme.  

Beihang University Scholarships

University of Auckland students are invited to apply for the 2019
Chinese Government Scholarship (University Postgraduate Programs) at Beihang University in Beijing, for a masters or doctoral degree.

For more information, visit Beihang University Scholarships.

MFAT Field Research Awards

The goal of the Field Research Awards is to support research by New Zealand students on development issues of relevance to the New Zealand Aid Programme and to foster capacity of future New Zealand development professionals.

Field Research Awards

Commonwealth Scholarships to the UK

The UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will provide funding for Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens from developed Commonwealth countries for PhD and Split-Site PhD study.

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Scholarships

Scholarships are offered for study towards research in either a Masters of PhD degree in a wide range of disciplines, provided the research is in the broad fields of Humanities (i.e. the study of human culture, especially literature, languages, history, art, music and philosophy) or Social Sciences (i.e. the scientific study of any aspect of social behaviour and/or the functioning of society). Applications close 1 October.

Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff)

GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans. Open to female second year tertiary students and above (including Honours and Masters students) intending to take a full-time course of study in science, technology, computer engineering, mathematics, data science and cyber security at any New Zealand tertiary institution. For more information go to GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship.

National Centre for Research on Europe and European Union Centres Network Scholarships

Fees Scholarships and Research Awards are available for Hons, taught MA, MA or PhD by thesis students focussing on Europe or the European Union. For more information or to apply go to Jean Monnet Actions New Zealand Scholarships and Research Awards.

Yvonne A M Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship

For women graduates intending to enrol in Masters or Doctoral studies, with preference being given to the subject areas of political studies, economics, business and law. The Scholarship has a value of up to $60,000 for one year. For more information and to apply go to Yvonne A M Smith Charitable Trust.

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC/Fire and Emergency New Zealand PhD Scholarships

PhD scholarships are available for two highly committed research students in New Zealand, one in each of the following priority research areas:
Priority research area one: Understanding the need for, availability of, and interpretation of information by the public during large scale hazard events (e.g. wildfires, floods, earthquakes).
Priority research area two: Building community engagement to support behaviour change, leading to improved fire safety and community resilience.

For more information go to Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

Applications are invited from mid-career professionals from New Zealand to spend up to 12 months in the USA as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.

Each fellowship provides up to US$130,000 in support.

For more information visit Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice.

Puke Ariki George Mason Charitable Trust Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually, up to a maximum of $7,500 for PhD research and $5,000 for masters or honours level research for students with links to Taranaki and/or research relating to Taranaki's natural history.  

For more information go to Puke Ariki George Mason Charitable Trust Scholarships.

Puke Ariki Trust Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually, up to a maximum of $5000 and will support a student who is studying full time at a postgraduate level at a New Zealand university, relating to the social history of the Taranaki region; including (but not exclusively) anthropology, archaeology, history, museum studies, art history and Māori studies.  

For more information go to Puke Ariki Trust Scholarship.

The Yenching Academy Scholarships

The Yenching Academy is an elite residential college of Peking University, offering an “intensive Master’s in China Studies program of interdisciplinary courses that will allow students to understand Chinese history and culture, as well as contemporary issues in China’s development”.

“Yenching Scholars will be a diverse group of talented young leaders who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, innovative thought, and a commitment to the betterment of society.”

University of Auckland graduates and current students are eligible to apply for a Yenching Academy Scholarship to study the Master in China Studies programme. Yenching Scholars receive a fellowship that covers tuition, fees, accommodation and living costs.

For more information, visit Yenching Academy Scholarships.

Chevening Scholarships

Fully funded scholarships to undertake any master's course at any UK university, includes flights, accomodation and course fees.

Applications for 2020 close on 5 November 2019. For more information and to apply visit Chevening Scholarships.

Other external scholarships

All faculties

Various faculties

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Faculty of Science

General external scholarship and funding providers