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Postgraduate Scholarships

These are the scholarships at postgraduate level currently administered by Universties NZ.

Before starting an application intending applicants should make sure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria and are familiar with the area of study and the objectives of the scholarship.

Applications usually open four months before the closing date.  

In using the Universities NZ on-line application system to apply for a scholarship, applicants are confirming that they have read, understood and accept University NZ's Privacy Notice and Scholarships Appeals Policy.

 

Scholarships:

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.
Apply online
Applications open: 31 December
Applications close: 1 May

 

Auckland Medical Aid Trust Scholarship

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

Not open for applications in 2017.

 

Bing's Scholarship

Medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, psychology, psychiatry or theology study at Masters level.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 June
Applications close: 1 October

 

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.
Apply online
Applications open: 14 November
Applications close: 16 March

 

The Claude McCarthy Fellowships

There are two application rounds each year.  Please refer to the Regulations.  Only Fellowships in Category A are open for application.
Apply online Applications close: May and October - check the on-line application system for exact dates

 

Commonwealth Scholarships to the UK

The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission in London seeks funding from the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for Commonwealth Scholarships for candidates from developed Commonwealth countries including New Zealand for PhD and split-site PhD study in the United Kingdom.

Full details of what awards may be available and the application process will be available on the CSC website at: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developed-cw/

 

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships

Full details of the scope, application process, and application deadlines are available on the DAAD website

 

The Dick & Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology

Innovation and product development and/or bioprocess technology.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 May
Applications close: 1 September

 

The Edward & Isabel Kidson Scholarship

Physics or a combination of physics and mathematics, or meteorology; or some other branch of science.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 June
Applications close: 1 October

 

The Electoral Commission Suffrage Scholarship

Research into voter participation in the New Zealand Parliamentary Elections.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 October
Applications close: 1 February

 

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University

Any discipline - Harvard University only.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 July
Applications close: 1 November

 

FMB Reynolds Scholarship in Law to Oxford

Law at the University of Oxford only.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 28 February

 

Freyberg Scholarship (New Zealand Defence Scholarships)

Areas relevant to national security in the widest sense of that term.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 June
Applications close: 1 October

 

Gordon Watson Scholarship

To study international relationships or social and economic conditions at a university overseas.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 1 March

 

The Henry Kelsey Research Scholarship

Muscular function, including the causes and treatment of muscular dysfunction.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 June
Applications close: 1 October

 

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.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 July
Applications close: 1 November

 

Kiwi Music Scholarship

Classical instrumental performance (including vocal performance) or conducting.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 1 March

 

LB Wood Scholarship

For study at a university in the UK in any discipline.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 1 March

 

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

Information can be found on the website of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT):

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/scholarships/types-of-scholarships/#com

 

New Zealand Aid Programme Awards for Postgraduate Field Research

This programme is managed by New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT):

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/working-with-us/contestable-funds/field-research-awards/

 

 

New Zealand-France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship

The Joint Board of the New Zealand France Friendship fund has decided that its Excellence Scholarship will be discontinued effective 1 January 2017.

The final scholarships have been awarded for the 2017 academic year and no further scholarships will be offered.

 

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.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 1 March

 

Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance

Classical music performance including vocal or instrumental performance or conducting.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 1 March

 

Prince of Wales' Cambridge International Scholarship

A doctoral degree in any discipline at Cambridge University.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 June
Applications close: 1 October

 

Pukehou Poutū

Agricultural or silvicultural sciences.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 June
Applications close: 1 October

 

Rhodes Scholarships

Refer to the regulations.
Applications close: 1 August

 

Shirtcliffe Fellowship

A doctoral degree in any discipline.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 1 March

 

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.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 June
Applications close: 1 October

 

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.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 1 March

 

Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research

A doctoral degree in energy research which may have wide relevance and add value to New Zealand.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 May
Applications close: 1 September

 

William Georgetti Scholarship

A field important to the social, cultural or economic development of New Zealand.
Apply online
Applications open: 1 November
Applications close: 1 March

 

Woolf Fisher Scholarship

Three or four years postgraduate research at Cambridge University leading to a doctoral degree or equivalent. Refer to the regulations.
Apply online 
Applications open: 1 April
Applications close: 1 August