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Scholarships and fellowships provide significant recognition and monetary reward for students who continue to strive for academic success.

The Scholarships Committee of Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara administers a wide range of nationally available undergraduate and postgraduate awards.

The scholarships offered are funded from contributions of charitable trusts, individuals, governments and industry.  We currently handle nearly 40 scholarships.

Before contacting us please refer to our frequently asked questions about scholarships.

Scholarships, grants and prizes are also administered by each university. Students should contact their own university scholarships office for more information.

Please read the regulations for each scholarship. These are found on individual scholarship pages.

Before submitting an application please ensure you are eligible to apply for that scholarship. 


On-Line Applications - Apply for More Scholaships On-Line

On-line applications are now open for these scholarships:

  • The Freyberg Scholarship
  • The Henry Kelsey Scholarship
  • The Pukehou Poutu Scholarship
  • The TEU Crozier Scholarship
  • The Bings Scholarship
  • The Cambridge/Prince of Wales' Scholarship for New Zealand
  • The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard
  • The Edward and Isabel Kidson Scholarship

The first scholarships to use the online process are the 2014 applications are:

  • The Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology
  • The Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research.
  • The Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering.

Please look at the individual scholarship pages for the latest information.

Last modified: August 8th, 2014