Scholarships and Awards


Academic English Language Scholarship
To provide provide Academic English Language Scholarships to students from Vietnam intending to study at AUT.


Access & Rural Women New Zealand Scholarship
This is a scholarship for a health worker who wishes to further his/her studies in the health and/or disability fields, with a particular focus on the provision of services to the rural sector.


ACTIVEIG YEARLY SCHOLARSHIP 2017
It’s designed to help the students who are currently studying in the areas of marketing, business, Science computers science, IT, Medical, Fashion, Engineering, etc.  


Advanced Security Group Business Scholarship
The Advanced Security Group will provide the following scholarship to one AUT Bachelor of Business student annually.


Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia 2016 Research Grant
The Alliance offers an annual grant of up to $15,000 (AUD) to assist an academic researcher postgraduate student or consultant with appropriate academic qualifications to undertake research specifically relevant to the education of girls at single-sex schools in Australia and/or New Zealand.


AMP Scholarships: National
Since 1998 AMP has dedicated more than $2 million towards helping over 160 everyday Kiwis do their thing. There’s really no limit on what your thing might be. If you’ve got a passion or a dream you want to turn into a reality, an AMP Scholarship could help you get there. 


AMP Scholarships: People's Choice
The People’s Choice programme is about applicants telling their friends, family and colleagues about their thing, and getting their support by asking them to vote through the People’s Choice voting site. We're dedicated to helping people 'do their thing' - part of our commitment to growing and nurturing New Zealand communities and the talent within them.


Antarctica New Zealand Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme 2017
Applications are now open for the following 2017/18 scholarships: Antarctica New Zealand Sir Robin Irvine Scholarship This Doctoral scholarship honours the late Sir Robin Irvine. Sir Robin chaired the Board during the establishment of the New Zealand Antarctic Institute (Antarctica New Zealand), and worked tirelessly to achieve the vision of facilitating science on the continent that makes a difference. For Doctoral research  Award of $20,000 per annum over two years (total of $40,000)  Logistics support for two seasons in Antarctica (if required) New Zealand Post Antarctic Scholarship New Zealand's presence in Antarctica is important to our nation and something that New Zealand Post has been actively involved in since 1957. Supporting up-and-coming New Zealand scientists through this scholarship is a key way that New Zealand Post continues its close association with the white continent.  For Masters or Doctoral research   Award of $10,000 over one year  Logistics support for one season in Antarctica (if required)  


Attitude Trust Communication Scholarship
To further this goal, The Attitude Trust is proud to offer a tuition fee scholarship to applicants with disabilities. The scholarship is worth up to $5,000 per year (paid directly to the education provider) and will continue for the duration of the recipient’s qualification (subject to completion requirements). In addition, we offer one week of work experience with Attitude Pictures Ltd for each year of study.


Auckland Council Environmental Student Partnership Programme
We are seeking five students interested in applied marine, terrestrial or freshwater research.


Auckland Council Research Scholarship in Urban Economics
The main purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support postgraduate research into urban economics that has particular relevance to local government in New Zealand. Research will be carried out at a New Zealand university in one of two categories:   1. Economic research that is directly relevant to the Auckland Plan, Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan or Economic Development Strategy, particularly studies related to transportation and infrastructure economics, market forces in the development of cities, land, housing and urban economics, and environmental economics. 2. Economic research that addresses a topic which is relevant to and informs the economic knowledge of local government in New Zealand.


Auckland Medical Research Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
The Foundation aims to encourage greater clinical research whilst maintaining its support for biomedical research.


Auckland Medical Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Foundation aims to encourage greater clinical research whilst maintaining its support for biomedical research.


AUT School Leaver Scholarships
AUT offers scholarships to secondary school students who are about to enter their first year of study at AUT in the following categories: Academic Excellence: High academic achievement. Significant Student: Contribution at a high level to the school or community. Applicants under this category must hold leadership positions and/or be active in cultural pursuits or sport at a representative level. Kiwa: Māori and Pacific students demonstrating all-round ability and leadership potential. Applicants applying under this category must declare that they are of Māori or Pacific descent and also declare this ethnicity when applying for admission to AUT. New Horizons: Students from a Decile 1 - 4 Auckland Region School.  See list of eligible schools attached - Appendix 1 (pages 4 -5).


AUT School Leaver Scholarships - Engineering
As an engineer you address the key issues we face today, like access to clean water, sustainable energy systems, waste management, recycling and environmental pressures. In our engineering degree you learn to formulate models and analyse, predict and monitor engineering systems – essential skills in professional engineering.  The School of Engineering, computer and Mathematical Sciences offers entry level scholarships to study for a Bachelor's degree in Engineering at AUT.


AUT -Wuhan University Semester Fees Scholarship
In order to strengthen the partnership between Wuhan University and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), AUT will offer up to four fee scholarships annually (two in Semester 1 and two in Semester 2) for one semester of study in an undergraduate degree programme within the Faculty of Culture and Society based at AUT.   


AUT Academic Excellence and AUT Significant Student Scholarships
 AUT School Leaver Scholarships are available under the categories below, applicants are encouraged to apply for all categories for which they are eligible. Academic Excellence: High academic achievement. Significant Student: Contribution at a high level to the school or community. Applicants under this category must hold leadership positions and/or be active in cultural pursuits or sport at a representative level. AUT  School Leaver Scholarships are also available under the following two categories through the same application process: AUT Kiwa Scholarships: Māori and Pacific students demonstrating all-round ability and leadership potential. Applicants applying under this category must declare that they are of Māori or Pacific descent and also declare this ethnicity when applying for admission to AUT. AUT New Horizons Scholarships: Students from a Decile 1 - 4 Auckland Region School.  See list of eligible schools attached - Appendix 1 (pages 4 -5). Please carefully check the eligibility criteria in the Regulations document.


AUT and Cyclone Computers Laptop and Tablet Scholarship
The primary objectives of this award are to enhance the student learning experience and to increase study options for undergraduate and postgraduate students through the laptop scholarship programme.


AUT Doctoral Scholarship - Faculty of Culture and Society (Fees)
From 2019 the Faculty of Culture and Society will offer AUT Doctoral Scholarships (Fees). Application is open to all eligible applicants. Applicants may be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, or International students. Applications open one month prior to the closing date. Grades for the qualifying degree must be available at the time of application. Students awaiting grades must apply in the following round.


AUT Doctoral Scholarship - School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
From 2019 the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences will offer AUT Doctoral Scholarships. Application is open to all eligible applicants. Applicants may be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, or International students. Applications open one month prior to the closing date. Grades for the qualifying degree must be available at the time of application. Students awaiting grades must apply in the following round.


AUT Doctoral Scholarships
From 2019 AUT will offer two categories of AUT Scholarships: AUT Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships (conditions apply see eligibility criteria) a.       New doctoral applicants with a GPA of 8.0 or above in their most recent qualifying programme will be guaranteed a scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand university and they meet the additional conditions below; or  b.       New Māori and domestic Pacific doctoral applicants with a GPA of 7.5 or above, from their most recent qualifying programme will be guaranteed a scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand university and they meet the additional conditions below. Applicants applying under b) must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. AUT Doctoral Scholarships The contestable rounds are open to all eligible applicants. Applicants may be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, or International students. Applications open one month prior to the closing date.  


AUT Doctoral Scholarships - Business Economics and Law
From 2019 the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law will offer AUT Doctoral Scholarships. Application is open to all eligible applicants. Applicants may be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, or International students. Applications open one month prior to the closing date. Grades for the qualifying degree must be available at the time of application. Students awaiting grades must apply in the following round.  


AUT Doctoral Scholarships - Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences (Fees)
For the July 2019 round the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences will offer AUT Doctoral Scholarships (Fees).  The contestable round is open to all eligible applicants.  Applicants may be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, or International students. Applications open one month prior to the closing date.


AUT Doctoral Scholarships – School of Art and Design (Fees)
From 2019 the AUT School of Art and Design will offer AUT Doctoral Scholarships (Fees). The contestable rounds are open to all eligible applicants.  Applicants may be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, or International students. Applications open one month prior to the closing date.


AUT Foundation Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise an academically able student who is making a positive contribution to the community and to encourage them to study at Honours, course work Master's or Postgraduate Diploma level at AUT University.


AUT Government Partnership Graduate Certificate in Arts (Interpreting) Scholarship
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in partnership with MBIE and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will provide scholarships to assist speakers of identified rare languages to enrol in and complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Interpreting at AUT and to enhance their career opportunities whilst also fulfilling interpretation needs for the government sector.     This programme provides participants with the opportunity to gain an important entry level qualification in interpreting and is currently geared towards those speakers of rare languages such as former refugees and migrants wishing to embark on a formal interpreting career.  


AUT Kiwa Scholarships (Maori and Pacific)
AUT Kiwa Undergraduate Scholarships (Māori and Pacific Students) allow the University to recognise and reward the academic achievement, cultural participation, all-round ability, and leadership potential of Māori and Pacific students from New Zealand secondary schools.


AUT New Horizons Scholarships (Decile 1 - 4 Auckland Schools)
Students at Decile 1 – 4 Auckland Region schools, on the list appended, and who meet the eligibility criteria for this scholarship are invited to apply. AUT will select students who best meet the scholarship criteria and AUT’s strategic initiatives. The initial basis of selection will be academic ability as attested by the applicant achieving the required rank score, motivation to succeed at University and the nominee’s level of preparedness for university study. Preference may be given to candidates who intend to enrol at the AUT South Campus and/or those who can demonstrate financial need.


AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - Equity (Faculty of Culture and Society)
AUT Postgraduate Scholarship (coursework) is available to Maori and Pacific full-time students in the  Faculty of Culture and Society undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.  


AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - Equity (Maori and Pacific)
Auckland University of Technology offers AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - Equity (Maori and Pacific) to Māori and Pacific students for postgraduate study at AUT.  AUT Postgraduate Scholarship (coursework) is available to full-time students undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly. The Scholarships are available to AUT students or alumni, and alumni of other New Zealand Universities, intending to enrol in one of the following programmes: - A Postgraduate Diploma  - A one year AUT Honours programme. Fourth year Law and Engineering students are not eligible to apply. - A coursework master’s programme.  The scholarship will cover a fees contribution for a total of 120pts including coursework and a research project or dissertation of up to 60pts. - The coursework year of a Professional Doctorate (120pts of coursework may be spread over two years).


AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law will offer AUT Postgraduate Scholarships for study commencing in 2019. AUT Postgraduate Scholarships (coursework) is available to full-time students undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to recent AUT students and alumni and graduates from other NZ universities intending to enrol in one of the programmes listed under Selection Criteria.


AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - Faculty of Culture and Society
The Faculty of Culture and Society will offer these AUT Postgraduate Scholarships in eligible postgraduate programmes in the: ·        School of Education ·        School of Language and Culture ·        School of Hospitality Tourism and Gastronomy ·        School of Social Science and Public Policy AUT Postgraduate Scholarship (coursework) is available to full-time students undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to recent AUT students and alumni and graduates from other NZ universities intending to enrol in one of the following programmes: - A Postgraduate Diploma  - A one year AUT Honours programme. Fourth year Law and Engineering students are not eligible to apply. - A coursework master’s programme.  The scholarship will cover a fees contribution for a total of 120pts including coursework and a research project or dissertation of up to 60pts. - The coursework year of a Professional Doctorate (120pts of coursework may be spread over two years).  


AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
The Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences will offer AUT Postgraduate Scholarships for study commencing in 2019. AUT Postgraduate Scholarships (coursework) is available to full-time students undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to recent AUT students and alumni and graduates from other NZ universities intending to enrol in one of the programmes listed under Selection Criteria.


AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - Māori Advancement
The office of Māori Advancement offers AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - Māori Advancement to Māori students for postgraduate study at AUT. The office works closely with AUT Māori staff, students and the wider community in advising and implementing Mātauranga Māori kaupapa throughout AUT. AUT Postgraduate Scholarship (coursework) is available to full-time students undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly. The Scholarships are available to AUT students or alumni, and alumni of other New Zealand Universities, intending to enrol in one of the following programmes:  - A Postgraduate Diploma  - A one year AUT Honours programme. Fourth year Law and Engineering students are not eligible to apply. - A coursework master’s programme.  The scholarship will cover a fees contribution for a total of 120pts including coursework and a research project or dissertation of up to 60pts. - The coursework year of a Professional Doctorate (120pts of coursework may be spread over two years).


AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - School of Art and Design
The School of Art and Design will offer these Postgraduate Scholarships in eligible postgraduate programmes. AUT Postgraduate Scholarship (coursework) is available to full-time students undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to recent AUT students and alumni and graduates from other NZ universities intending to enrol in one of the following programmes: - A Postgraduate Diploma  - A one year AUT Honours programme. - A coursework master’s programme.  The scholarship will cover a fees contribution for a total of 120pts including coursework and a research project or dissertation of up to 60pts. - The coursework year of a Professional Doctorate (120pts of coursework may be spread over two years).


AUT Postgraduate Scholarships - School of Communication Studies
The School of Communication Studies will offer these Postgraduate Scholarships in eligible postgraduate programmes. AUT Postgraduate Scholarship (coursework) is available to full-time students undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to recent AUT students and alumni and graduates from other NZ universities intending to enrol in one of the following programmes: - A Postgraduate Diploma  - A one year AUT Honours programme. - A coursework master’s programme.  The scholarship will cover a fees contribution for a total of 120pts including coursework and a research project or dissertation of up to 60pts. - The coursework year of a Professional Doctorate (120pts of coursework may be spread over two years).


AUT Research Masters - Equity (Maori and Pacific)
AUT Research Masters Scholarship is available to full-time students of Maori or Pacific Island descent undertaking a programme of research at Level 9 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) with a thesis component of 90pts or 120pt who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to AUT students or alumni intending to enrol in one of the following programmes; a limited number of scholarships may be available to high achieving graduates from other universities: - A Master of Philosophy - A Master’s degree by thesis or the thesis year of a two year Master’s programme with a thesis component of 120pts - An 180pt Master’s programme with a 90pt or 120pt  thesis.


AUT Research Masters Scholarship - Faculty of Culture and Society
The Faculty of Culture and Society will offer Research Masters Scholarships for study commencing in 2019 in the: ·        School of Education ·        School of Language and Culture ·        School of Hospitality Tourism and Gastronomy ·        School of Social Science and Public Policy AUT Research Masters Scholarship is available to full-time students undertaking a programme of research at Level 9 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) with a thesis component of 90pts or 120pt who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to AUT students or alumni intending to enrol in one of the following programmes; a limited number of scholarships may be available to high achieving graduates from other universities: ·         A Master of Philosophy ·         A Master’s degree by thesis or the thesis year of a two year Master’s programme with a thesis component of 120pts ·         An 180pt Master’s programme with a 90pt or 120pt  thesis     


AUT Research Masters Scholarship - Māori Advancement
The office of Māori Advancement offers AUT Research Masters Scholarships - Māori Advancement to Māori students for postgraduate study at AUT. The office works closely with AUT Māori staff, students and the wider community in advising and implementing Mātauranga Māori kaupapa throughout AUT. AUT Research Masters Scholarship is available to full-time students undertaking a programme of research at Level 9 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) with a thesis component of 90pts or 120pt who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to AUT students or alumni intending to enrol in one of the following programmes; a limited number of scholarships may be available to high achieving graduates from other universities: ·         A Master of Philosophy ·         A Master’s degree by thesis or the thesis year of a two year Master’s programme with a thesis component of 120pts ·         An 180pt Master’s programme with a 90pt or 120pt  thesis


AUT Research Masters Scholarships - Equity (Faculty of Culture and Society)
AUT Research Masters Scholarship - Equity (Faculty of Culture and Society) is available to Maori and Pacific full-time students undertaking a programme of research in the Faculty of Culture and Society at Level 9 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) with a thesis component of 90pts or 120pt who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.  


AUT Research Masters Scholarships - School of Art and Design
The School of Art and Design will offer Research Masters Scholarships for study commencing in 2019. AUT Research Masters Scholarship is available to full-time students undertaking a programme of research at Level 9 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) with a thesis component of 90pts or 120pt who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to AUT students or alumni intending to enrol in one of the following programmes; a limited number of scholarships may be available to high achieving graduates from other universities: ·         A Master of Philosophy ·         A Master’s degree by thesis or the thesis year of a two year Master’s programme with a thesis component of 120pts ·         An 180pt Master’s programme with a 90pt or 120pt  thesis


AUT Research Masters Scholarships - School of Communication Studies
The School of Communication Studies will offer Research Masters Scholarships for study commencing in 2019. AUT Research Masters Scholarship is available to full-time students undertaking a programme of research at Level 9 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) with a thesis component of 90pts or 120pt who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to AUT students or alumni intending to enrol in one of the following programmes; a limited number of scholarships may be available to high achieving graduates from other universities: ·          A Master of Philosophy ·         A Master’s degree by thesis or the thesis year of a two year Master’s programme with a thesis component of 120pts ·         An 180pt Master’s programme with a 90pt or 120pt thesis


AUT Research Masters Scholarships – Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law will offer Research Masters Scholarships for study commencing in 2019. AUT Research Masters Scholarship is available to full-time students undertaking a programme of research at Level 9 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) with a thesis component of 90pts or 120pt who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarships are available to AUT students or alumni intending to enrol in one of the following programmes; a limited number of scholarships may be available to high achieving graduates from other universities: ·          A Master of Philosophy ·         A Master’s degree by thesis or the thesis year of a two year Master’s programme with a thesis component of 120pts ·         An 180pt Master’s programme with a 90pt or 120pt thesis


AUT School Leaver Scholarships - Communication Studies
AUT offers school leaver scholarships in Communication Studies. Study communications at AUT and you have access to industry standard facilities and equipment, including a media centre, radio studio and fully equipped TV studio, journalism training newspaper Te Waha Nui, student radio station Static 88.1 fm and  student-run PR agency Outside the Square. You also gain invaluable workplace experience before you graduate.


AUT School Leaver Scholarship - Bachelor of Science
Studying a Bachelor of Science is guaranteed to quench your thirst for knowledge about the world, and will be the start of a lifelong career in science. The School of Science at AUT offers scholarships to support study for a Bachelor of Science at AUT.


AUT Staff MBA and PGDipBA Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to assist permanent full-time AUT staff members wishing to enter the Master of Business Administration or Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration programmes. These are high-cost programmes and not part of the nil-tuition fee programme for staff wishing to study.


AUT Undergraduate Scholarships - Equity (Faculty of Culture and Society)
AUT Undergraduate Scholarships - Equity (Faculty of Culture and Society) are available to Maori and Pacific high achieving full-time students undertaking a degree programme of study at AUT who are entering the second or third year of their undergraduate degree. Students undertaking a four year undergraduate degree programme may apply for support for their fourth year.


AUT Undergraduate Scholarships - Māori Advancement
The office of Māori Advancement offers AUT Undergraduate Scholarships - Māori Advancement to Māori students for undergraduate study at AUT. The office works closely with AUT Māori staff, students and the wider community in advising and implementing Mātauranga Māori kaupapa throughout AUT. AUT Undergraduate Scholarships are available to high achieving full-time students undertaking undergraduate degree programme of study at AUT who are entering the second or third year of their undergraduate degree. Students undertaking a four year undergraduate degree programme may apply for support for their fourth year.


AUT Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships
From 2019 AUT will offer two categories of AUT Scholarships. AUT Vice Chancellor's Scholarships are available only to: a.       New doctoral applicants with a GPA of 8.0 or above in their most recent qualifying programme will be guaranteed a scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand university and they meet the additional conditions below; or  b.       New Māori and domestic Pacific doctoral applicants with a GPA of 7.5 or above, from their most recent qualifying programme will be guaranteed a scholarship provided the qualifying programme was completed at a New Zealand university and they meet the additional conditions below. Applicants applying under b) must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. All other applicants must apply for an AUT Doctoral Scholarship.


Awarua Trust Scholarship
To provide financial support to people in their pursuit of excellence.