International scholarships

There are many scholarships for international students who want to study at AUT. Find out more about the scholarships for international students you can apply for to support your studies at AUT.

International scholarships for specific regions

South Asia, Southeast Asia, North Asia

The AUT International Scholarships – South Asia, Southeast Asia, North Asia – Semester 2, 2024 Intake recognise and support high-achieving international students as they begin their journey towards becoming great graduates of AUT.

Closing date: Sunday 19 May 2024

These scholarships are for international students from:

  • South Asia: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives
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  • Southeast Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam
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  • North Asia: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Republic of Korea
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International scholarships by AUT faculty

The AUT International Scholarships – Semester 2, 2024 Intake Scholarships are available to support high-achieving international students as they begin their study in eligible programmes in the following faculties and schools.

Closing date: Sunday 19 May 2024*
*Monday 30 September 2024 for the Business Professional Masters V3 Intake scholarships


AUT Business School

  • Diploma, bachelor’s and Master of Business programmes
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  • Business Professional Masters V3 Intake (closing date Monday 30 September 2024)
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Faculty of Culture and Society

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

  • South & Southeast Asia Scholarships: for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
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  • Dean’s Merit Scholarships: for postgraduate students from the regions below.
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    • Africa: Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
    • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador

Manaaki NZ Scholarships

If you’re an international student from a developing country, you may also be able to apply for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship.


Doctoral Scholarships

PhD students are at the heart of AUT’s research culture, and high-achieving doctoral research students can apply for doctoral scholarships.


Foreign government scholarships for international students

International students from the countries below can also apply for scholarships offered by their country’s government to help fund their studies at AUT.

China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarships

CSC and AUT collaborate on providing scholarship opportunities and placements to selected Chinese graduate students who either study for AUT’s PhD degree or conduct research as visiting PhD students.

China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships


This loan/scholarship is aimed at Colombian students who intend to undertake a master’s degree or PhD programme.

AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies also provides a scholarship to cover tuition fees for one year to students accepted and selected by COLFUTURO in the following AUT programmes:

  • Master of Analytics
  • Master of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Project Management
  • Master of IT Project Management
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Communication Studies
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Visual Arts
  • Master of Creative Technologies


Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service (TSLS)

TSLS and AUT provide scholarship initiatives and overseas study opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students that focus on Fiji’s national priority areas.

TSLS website

DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service or Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) funds the further academic and personal qualifications of outstanding German undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as young academics and researchers.

DAAD website

Lembada Pengelola Dana Pendidkan (LPDP)

LPDP is a public service agency of the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia mandated with managing the state’s education endowment fund that focuses on developing the human resource development needs in various areas.

LDPD website

Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship Programme

The objectives of the scholarship programme are to foster closer ties between countries, provide cultural exchange and knowledge, and give Kuwait students the opportunity to study in various fields of study offered abroad and required by the State of Kuwait.

Kuwait Culture website

MARA Scholarship

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is an agency of the Malaysian Ministry of Rural and Regional Development that promotes, stimulates, facilitates and undertakes economic and social development.

MARA website

JPA Scholarship

Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) is the Public Service Department of Malaysia. Scholarships are given to pre-university students who want to continue with their undergraduate degree.

JPA website

Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Directorate-General of Scholarships

The scholarships contribute in a significant way to the Sultanate’s economic growth. A major aim of the Oman government is to ensure that students take programmes in areas relevant to the Sultanate’s job market.

MoHE website

Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarships

The Office of Public Service Commission (PSC) of Samoa supports Samoan students to pursue undergraduate degrees at AUT.

PSC website

King Abdullah Scholarship Programme (KASP)

The Saudi Arabia government plans to support 70,000 students at 200 approved foreign institutions by 2030 under the new strategy Vision 2030 to support Saudi Arabia’s economic and societal goals.

KASP website

Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC)

OCSC is the central human resources management agency of the civil service. Scholarships are provided in accordance with the civil service HRM policies, so as to allocate scholars as civil servants in ministries, departments or government organisations after their study completion.

OCSC website

Project 89/Scheme 89

Funded by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) of Vietnam, the aim of Project 89 (also known as Scheme 89) is on enhancing the capacity for lecturers and management officials of higher education institutions to meet the basic and comprehensive education and training innovation demand for the period 2019 – 2030. The project aims to train lecturers and administrators with doctorate/PhD qualifications. The scholarship includes a stipend, tuition fee, travel costs, roundtrip airfares, health insurance and other associated costs.

MOET website

When to apply for these scholarships?

The closing date for these international scholarships for Semester 2, 2024 is:

  • 30 September 2024: Business Professional Masters V3 Intake
  • 19 May 2024: All other Semester 2 scholarships on this page

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How we support international students

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We want your time at AUT to be a great experience. Learn more about starting your life as an international student in Auckland and find out how AUT will support you throughout your studies.


Apply to study at AUT

To secure an international scholarship, you also need to have an offer to study at AUT in your chosen programme.

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