Scholarships and Awards


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.


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


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 purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support postgraduate research into urban economics that has relevance to local government in New Zealand, and to Auckland in particular.   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 or Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan, 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 Auckland and New Zealand, particularly with regard to challenges we are facing including housing, infrastructure, social inequity, climate change/environmental outcomes.


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 - School of Communication Studies (Fees)
From 2020 the School of Communication Studies 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 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 - Colab/School of Future Environments (Fees)
From 2020 the Colab/School of Future Environments 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 Doctoral Scholarships - 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 Scholarships - 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 – 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 Fulbright Scholarships
As a Fulbright Award fully supports a candidate for the first year, these scholarships are intended to enable Fulbright Award winners to complete their degree at AUT.


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 Scholarship - Master of Education
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides postgraduate scholarships to encourage postgraduate study and research and to recognise student academic achievement.


AUT Postgraduate Scholarship - Master of Teaching and Learning (Equity)
The School of Education will offer the Postgraduate Scholarship to applicants of Maori or Pacific descent in the Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary) programme. AUT Postgraduate Scholarship (coursework) is available to intending full-time students undertaking study at Level 8 or above (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) who have demonstrated the potential to achieve highly.   The Scholarship is available to recent AUT students and alumni and graduates from other NZ tertiary institutions of Maori or Pacific ethinicity intending to enrol in the Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary) 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. 


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 the semester following application. AUT Postgraduate Scholarships (coursework) is available to intending 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 intending 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 intending 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 intending 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 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 - 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 Summer Research Scholarships - Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
Summer Research Scholarships support and enhance research at the University. Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides promising undergraduate, final-year honours and first-year master’s degree students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience working with leading researchers at AUT. Summer Research can enhance career opportunities and encourage students to pursue postgraduate study by experiencing the challenges and rewards of research.


AUT Summer Research Scholarships - School of Art and Design
Summer Research Scholarships support and enhance research at the University. Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides promising undergraduate, final-year honours and first-year master’s degree students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience working with leading researchers at AUT. Summer Research can enhance career opportunities and encourage students to pursue postgraduate study by experiencing the challenges and rewards of research.


AUT Undergraduate Scholarships
AUT Undergraduate Scholarships are available to high achieving full-time students undertaking undergraduate degree programmes 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 - Maori 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 Tertiary Institution 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 Tertiary Institution 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.