Scholarships and Awards

School of Hospitality and Tourism / NZTRI Doctoral Scholarships
The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage and stimulate full-time domestic and international students in a Doctor of Philosophy for the School of Hospitality and Tourism and the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI).

School of Language and Culture Doctoral Scholarships
The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and stimulate full-time domestic and international
students in a Doctor of Philosophy in any field of study for the School of Language and Culture.


Science Media SAVVY Scholarship
Active researchers with prior media experience or those likely to encounter media in future will benefit most from the workshop and are encouraged to apply.

Shirtcliffe Fellowship
The Shirtcliffe Fellowship assists New Zealand university graduates to pursue doctoral study at a university in New Zealand or other Commonwealth country.

Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship
The Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship is in place to support students who want to train as sign language interpreters and who intend to work with children in the education sector.

Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science
The purpose of the Scholarship is to support and encourage masters level study by Māori in the sciences. The Scholarship is applicable across a broad range of science disciplines including the physical, mathematical and computational, earth, environment, marine, social, health, biological, biomedical, human, and behavioural sciences.

Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters Scholarships Fund
This philanthropic gift presents an opportunity for young women from refugee backgrounds who aspire to a tertiary qualification but who are denied the opportunity because of their family circumstances.

Social Science and Public Policy Doctoral and MPhil Scholarships
To encourage domestic and international students to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

The School is particularly interested in the following research areas – Social Sciences, Criminology and Policy Studies.

SPARK / Colab Master of Creative Technologies Scholarship
In mid-2016, Colab and Spark Ventures will jointly offer two postgraduate scholarships to study in the Master of Creative Technologies programme at AUT. For programme information on the Master of Creative Technologies, visit

Applications are invited for applied research in two areas that reflect the future-focused aspirations of the partnership between Colab and Spark Ventures, the research areas for 2016/2017 are:
• Rapid Prototyping for the Internet of Things
• Making Sense of Big Data

Spark Scholarship
The Spark Scholarship aims to foster a more diverse digital talent pool, and equip highly talented New Zealand women with the skills they need to succeed in a digital future through sponsorship of study in a technology-related discipline at a New Zealand university.

Study at Wuhan University under a China Scholarships Council Scholarship
  In order to attract more outstanding students from renowned universities globally, while being supported by Chinese Government and approved by Chinese Scholarship Council, our university would provide full scholarships to excellent students from New Zealand for Master’s and Doctoral Programs.

Study Award in Māori and Pasifika Education Research
These awards aim to assist emerging education researchers undertaking a Masters or PhD to make a quality contribution to the body of knowledge in Maori or Pasifika education research.