Other postgraduate funding options

Find out about other funding sources available to support you in postgraduate or doctoral study.

The following content is sourced from external websites and is provided for convenience. The University of Auckland Scholarships Office is not responsible for the accuracy or content on such websites and the inclusion of such links does not imply endorsement of the linked websites or their providers.

1000minds Decision-Making Scholarship

A Scholarship of $2,000 USD, plus free access to 1000minds software for your project for Masters or PhD research (e.g. thesis, dissertation etc.) where decision-making is central to the research. The research may use multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) / multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) tools, but that‘s not a requirement.

Applications close 24 November.

1000minds Conjoint Analysis Scholarship

A Scholarship of $2,000 USD, plus free access to 1000minds software for your project for Masters or PhD research (e.g. thesis, dissertation etc.) about or involving the use of conjoint analysis, choice modelling or a discrete choice experiment (DCE).

Applications close 22 November.

For more information and to apply visit 1000minds scholarships.

AINSE Scholarships and Awards

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering offers scholarships and awards annually.

Honours Scholarship

The AINSE Honours Scholarship is A$5,000 for students undertaking an honours project involving the use of nuclear techniques, materials or by using prior AINSE-sponsored research data.

Postgraduate Research Award

The AINSE Postgraduate Research Award is a A$7,500 per annum stipend for students studying their PhD at an AINSE Member University. The Award also provides travel and accommodation support for students to present at conferences, undertake field work or travel to ANSTO facilities.

Residential Student Scholarship

The Residential Student Scholarship is for students who need to stay at an ANSTO facilty for a period averaging no less than six months per year, and comprises an A$7,500 stipend and A$5,000 travel support per annum.

For more information on scholarships and grants visit AINSE Scholarships and Awards.

Antarctica New Zealand Masters and Doctoral Scholarships

Antarctica New Zealand offers two scholarships for masters and doctoral research in 2021, including a stipend of $20,000 pa for up to two years and logistics support in Antarctica. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5 March 2021 and applications close 21 March 2021. For more information and to apply visit Antarctica New Zealand Scholarships.

BRANZ Postgraduate Scholarships

BRANZ Inc. offers scholarships for masters and PhD level students undertaking research in fields deemed to be of importance to the building and construction sector. For more information and to apply visit BRANZ Postgraduate Scholarships.

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Postgraduate Scholarships

The postgraduate program supports and extends the broader research activities of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. We provide two main types of support - postgraduate (funded) and associate. Scholarships of up to $28,000 per annum are availble. All PhD and Masters by Research students whose projects will inform policy or practice in the area of bushfire or natural hazards are encourage to apply to become a Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Associate Student. For more information and to apply visit Bushfire & National Hazards CRC.

Capstone Editing Scholarships

Capstone Editing offers scholarships for both research and taught postgraduate students. For more information and to apply visit Capstone Editing Scholarships.

Coastal Restoration Trust Postgraduate Study Award

The awards provides funds to assist with postgraduate level research to improve knowledge in the field of coastal restoration. The award is usually $2,000 plus expenses to travel and present at the Coastal Restoration Trust Conference. For more information and to apply visit Coastal Restoration Trust Postgraduate Study Award.

Te Papa Atawhai (Department of Conservation) Postgraduate Scholarship  

The Department of Conservation offers 10 one-year scholarships worth up to $15,000 each for full-time enrolment in a Masters or Honours degree with a minimum research component of 30 points. Candidates must be undertaking research into a topic identified by DOC as a priority for conservation research. Applications for 2021 are now open and close on 1 October 2021. For more information and to apply vist Te Papa Atawhai Postgraduate Scholarship.

finduddannelse.dk Sustainability Scholarship

A €5000 scholarship for masters research in combating climate change - whether it be within clean energy, biology, architecture, economics, business, health, agriculture, law, political science, journalism, anthropology or any other relevant field. Applications are sought for Semester Two 2021. For more information and to apply visit finduddannelse.dk Sustainability Scholarship.

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 and to apply visit GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship.

German Academic Exchange Services DAAD Scholarships

The DAAD database lists information on various kinds of DAAD funding as well as funding offered by other select organisations for study in Germany. For more information visit the DAAD database.

The Marion Cunningham Memorial Fund Grant

For students engaging in research enhancing veterinary contributions to the welfare and managmement of New Zealand's wildlife and promoting communication among both veterinarians and non-veterinarians with expertise in wildlife managment and research. For more information and to apply visit Marion Cunningham Memorial Fund Grant.

Meat Industry Scholarships

The Meat Industry Association offers four postgraduate scholarships of $10,000 per annum to students enrolled in food sciences, engineering, environmental science, international marketing, proces design, industrial innovation or other fieds of study that could lead to a career in the meat processing industry. For more information and to apply visit Meat Industry Scholarships.

Mexican Government Scholarship programme for International Students

The Mexican Government offers scholarships for international students to study for masters or doctoral degrees, or graduate level academic mobilty programme in Mexico. For more information and to apply visit Mexican Government Scholarship.

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 and to apply visit MBIE NASA International Internship Programme.  

Neuromuscular Research Trust Postgraduate Research Funding

Fuding is available for postgraduate students undertaking research to improve health outcomes for New Zealanders with neuromuscular conditions. For more information and to apply visit Muscular Dystrophy New Zealand.

New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Scholarship in Freshwater Research

A $7,500 Scholarship for Masters or Honours degree students researching fundamental or applied science, mātauranga Māori, engineering, law, economics or any other field of relevance in freshwater management and protection. Applications close 31 July 2020. For more information and to apply visit New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society.

New Zealand Institute of Forestry Foundation Scholarships

The NZIF Foundation offers various scholarships, up to a value of $10,000, for university study. Applications close 31 May 2021. For more information and to apply visit NZIF Foundation.

New Zealand Post Antarctic Scholarship

Antarctica New Zealand offer a scholarship for masters or doctoral research, including a stipend of $10,000 for one year and logistics support for one season in Antarctica. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 28 February 2020 and applications close 15 March 2020. For more information and to apply visit Antarctica New Zealand Scholarships.

oDocs Eye Care PhD Scholarship

oDocs Eye Care is offering fully-funded scholarships for PhD candidates researching Optics, Bio-engineering or Mechatronics. For more information visit oDocs Eye Care.

The Patrick Shannon Scholarship

A Scholarship for honours or masters study which will qualify the student for entry to a PhD. Special emphasis on mathematics, statistics, machine learning or science is required, as well as a commitment to working in genetics, machine/analytical learning or an area of intereste to LIC. For more information and to apply visit LIC Patrick Shannon Scholarship.

Perpetual Guardian - Legacy of Elizabeth Mary Phillips

The Legacy provides scholarships to support students pursuing qualifications in the field of English at the University of Auckland. New Zealand residents enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts or higher qualifications will be considered. For more information and to apply visit Perpetual Guardian.

Applications are open from 12 to 30 April 2021.

Perpetual Guardian - Legacy of Stella Myrtle Cora Baron

The Legacy provides scholarships to support students pursuing Medicine at the University of Auckland. New Zealand residents enrolled in the School of Medicine will be considered. For more information and to apply visit Perpetual Guardian.

Applications are open from 12 to 30 April 2021.

Puke Ariki Postgraduate 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 related to the natural environment of the Taranaki region e.g. biological sciences, earth sciences, marine ecology, environmental archaeology and anthropology.  For more information and to apply go to Puke Ariki Postgraduate Scholarships.

Puke Ariki Trust Scholarship

The Scholarship is awarded annually, up to a maximum of $15,000 for postgraduate research related to Taranaki's social history adding to the body of knowledge associated to Taranaki. For more information and to apply go to Puke Ariki Trust Scholarship.

Queen Elizabeth II Postgraduate Fellowship

Available to a Māori or non-Māori graduate with excellent academic ability, who plans to research at postgraduate level, in a field that will be of benefit to Māori. For more information and to apply visit Māori Education Trust Tertiary Scholarships.

Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand Masters Scholarship

A $5,000 scholarship for thesis or dissertation research at masters level in law, planning, engineering, geography, science, landscape architecture, urban planning or resource management on topics related to the application of resource managment in New Zealand. For more information and to apply go to RMLA Masters Scholarship.

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Postgraduate Scholarships

Sylff is a global programme aimed at nurturing leaders who initiate action, overcome differences and address contemporary issues facing our world. Scholarships are offered to students enrolled in research in either a Masters of PhD degree in the broad field of Humanities, Social Sciences or interdisciplinary studies that incorporate Humanities and Social Sciences by focussing on issues such as sustainability or poverty, who demonstrate leadership qualities and high potential for future leadership in either public or private life. For more information and to apply visit Sylff Postgraduate Scholarships.  

Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language Education Postgraduate Scholarships

The fund offers scholarships to students enrolled in masters or doctoral research in Japanese studies, preferably a topic related to Japanese Langauge or its teaching. For more information and to apply visit Sasakawa Postgraduate Scholarships.

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.

General external scholarship and funding providers