International scholarships

There are many scholarships for international students who want to study at AUT, and for New Zealand students who want to study overseas.

International students who want to study at AUT

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand - NZAID

Scholarships are available to assist international students to study at AUT in New Zealand through the NZAID programme.

New Zealand Government scholarships (NZAID)


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand 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.

Education New Zealand website

NZ Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarships (UK Citizens)

One doctoral scholarship is offered annually by AUT under this scheme. 

Commonwealth Scholarships website

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.

Universities New Zealand website

The Embassy of Japan in New Zealand

The Japanese Embassy offers the following fellowship/scholarship programmes:

Other useful websites for information on studying abroad



Last updated: 30-Nov-2017 6.04pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.