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Postgraduate Scholarships

The following is a list of all postgraduate scholarships offered by Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara, the area of study or objectives, and the closing date for applications.

Applications open usually four months before the closing date.

For applications through other organisations, e.g. the CSC or CBIE, please contact those organisations for opening and closing dates.

 

Scholarship

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Auckland Council Research Scholarship in Urban Economics

To support and encourage postgraduate research in urban economics that has relevance to local government in New Zealand.

1 May

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Auckland Medical Aid Trust Scholarship

This scholarship is for doctoral research into social, medical and technological issues around human reproduction.

1 October

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Bing's Scholarship

Medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, psychology, psychiatry or theology study at Masters level.

1 October

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Bruce Cronin Bay Trust Scholarship

Relevant to the Bay of Plenty area, postgraduate study at masters or doctoral level in Mathematics, Science or Information Technology

16 March

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China-NZ Doctoral Research Scholarships (CNZDRS)

This pogramme is managed by Education New Zealand.

 


The Claude McCarthy Fellowships

Two application rounds each year.

Please refer to the Regulations.

Only Fellowships in Category A are open for application.

May and October

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Commonwealth Scholarships to the UK

This programme is  managed by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission in London.


DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships

All fields of science, the humanities, music and art.

15 October

The Dick & Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology

Innovation and product development and/or bioprocess technology.

1 September

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The Edward & Isabel Kidson Scholarship

Physics or a combination of physics and mathematics, or meteorology; or some other branch of science.

1 October

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The Electoral Commission Suffrage Scholarship

Research into voter participation in the New Zealand Parliamentary Elections


1 February 2017

(Applications open 1 October 2016)

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University

Any discipline - Harvard University only.

1 November

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FMB Reynolds Scholarship in Law to Oxford

Law at the University of Oxford only.

28 February

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Freyberg Scholarship (New Zealand Defence Scholarships)

Areas relevant to national security in the widest sense of that term.

1 October

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Gordon Watson Scholarship

To study international relationships or social and economic conditions at a university overseas.

1 March

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The Henry Kelsey Research Scholarship

Muscular function, including the causes and treatment of muscular dysfunction.

1 October

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The Judith Clark Memorial Fellowships

To assist recent music graduates undertake a special short term project that will have long term benefits for their future careers as musicians.

1 November

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Kiwi Music Scholarship

Classical instrumental performance (including vocal performance) or conducting.

1 March

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LB Wood Scholarship

For study at a university in the UK in any discipline.

1 March

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New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

Closed for applications


New Zealand Aid Programme Awards for Postgraduate Field Research

Not open for applications. Programme for 2017 not announced.

TBA

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New Zealand Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarships

For eligible applicants from Canada and the UK. Applications must be submitted through the appropriate Nominating Agency - the CBIE in Ottawa or the CSC in London.

Apply through the CSC or CBIE

New Zealand-France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship

Any discipline (study in either French or English).

31 December

New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship

Postgraduate research in Law that encompasses the wider objectives of the NZ Law Foundation and that will protect and promote the interests of the public in relation to legal matters in New Zealand.

1 March

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Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance

Classical music performance including vocal or instrumental performance or conducting.

1 March

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Prince of Wales' Cambridge International Scholarship

A doctoral degree in any discipline at Cambridge University.

1 October

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Pukehou Poutū

Agricultural or silvicultural sciences.

1 October

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Rhodes Scholarships

Refer to the regulations.

1 August

Shirtcliffe Fellowship

A doctoral degree in any discipline.

1 March

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Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Crozier Scholarship

Postgraduate research into aspects of university (or higher) education and issues of union involvement therein, including issues relating to the health and well-being of staff and students.

1 October

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Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence (Universities)

Awards for projects and programmes for the development of new concepts, technology or research that will benefit New Zealand and its people.

1 March

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Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research

A doctoral degree in energy research which may have wide relevance and add value to New Zealand.

1 September

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William Georgetti Scholarship

A field important to the social, cultural or economic development of New Zealand.

Note: for the 2017 awards the closing date for applications is 1 March 2017.

1 March

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Woolf Fisher Scholarship

Three or four years postgraduate research at Cambridge University leading to a doctoral degree or equivalent. Refer to the regulations.

1 August

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Last modified: November 24th, 2016