International scholarships

International students who want to study at AUT

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand - NZAID

A number of scholarships are available to assist international students to study in New Zealand through the NZAID programme. For information about these scholarships at AUT visit the New Zealand Government Scholarships -NZAID tab.  Full information about the scholarship programme is available from the MFAT website.

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships offer a significant educational opportunity. The scholarships provide financial support for students from designated countries undertaking doctoral degrees by research in New Zealand universities. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applications close on 15th July each year. Visit the New Zealand Educated website 

NZ Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarships (UK Citizens)

One doctoral scholarship is offered annually by AUT under this scheme.  Full information is available from the Commonwealth Scholarships website. The closing date in 2016 is 29 July.

New Zealand students who want to study overseas

Universities New Zealand Scholarships

Universities New Zealand -Te Pōkai Tara - lists scholarships many of which fund postgraduate study overseas.  These scholarships are funded from contributions from charitable trusts, individuals, governments and industry.  The currently handle about 40 different scholarship schemes. Details are available from the Universities New Zealand website

 There are other useful sources of information about funding study abroad and a number of these are listed below:

Fulbright New Zealand

Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme


British Council

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Scheme 


 The Mexican Government Scholarships Programme for International Students

Information about the Mexican Government Scholarships is available from  this link.

Application must be made on or before 28 September.

 The Embassy of Japan in New Zealand

The Japanese Embassy has announced the following fellowship/scholarship programmes:

Last updated: 20-Sep-2017 9.40am

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