Other postgraduate funding options

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

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Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Zonta International offers the US$10,000 Amelia Earhart Fellowship annually to women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. For more information and to apply visit Amelia Earhart Fellowship.

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.

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. For more information and to apply visit Commonwealth PhD Scholarships.

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.

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. For more information and to apply visit Field Research Awards.

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 Institute of Forestry Foundation Scholarships

The NZIF Foundation offers various scholarships for university study. For more information and to apply visit NZIF Foundation.

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.

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.

Tū i te ora Scholarship

Northland Regional Council offers four $3,000 Scholarships to recognise  and support students who reside in, have family that reside in or have whakapapa to Taitokerau, and who are undertaking study or research that aligns wth the Council's areas of focus and mission of 'working together to create a healthy environment, strong economy and resilient communities'. For more information and to apply to go Tū i te ora 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.

General external scholarship and funding providers