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Scholarships and Awards available to AUT students

Our scholarships have moved – you can now find them in our new scholarships section.

The scholarships and awards matching your search criteria are listed below: criteria:

Personal Characteristics: awards for international students

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The Jackson Family Foundation Scholarship
Closing date: 31 Jan 2023
Purpose: The main purpose of the Scholarship is to assist women students of Cook Island descent, who are experiencing challenging personal, family, or financial circumstances that may prevent them from undertaking full-time study.


AUT International Excellence Scholarship - South Asia
Closing date: 16 Apr 2023
Purpose: Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides this scholarship to recognise and support top achieving international students from South Asia in their journey in becoming great graduates of AUT.


AUT International Excellence Scholarship- Southeast Asia
Closing date: 16 Apr 2023
Purpose: Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides this scholarship to recognise and support top achieving international students from the ASEAN region in their journey in becoming great graduates of AUT.


New Zealand AUT-NCUK Scholarships
Closing date: 15 Jun 2023
Purpose: This scholarship is exclusive to international students enrolled in the NCUK New Zealand Global Education Pathway programmes, who wish to study at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).


June Opie Fellowship
Closing date: 31 Oct 2023
Purpose: The award, available to Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, Canada and New Zealand, is designed as an incentive for students of high academic achievement who have a severe disability.


Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University
Closing date: 01 Nov 2023
Purpose: The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship program promotes this legacy through scholarly exchange, in part by providing fellowships to students from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom who wish to conduct graduate study at one of Harvard University’s ten graduate or professional schools.


Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships- New Zealand
Closing date: 15 Nov 2023
Purpose: The Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.


AUT Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships
Closing date: 01 Dec 2023
Purpose: From 2020 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 considered for a scholarship on a case-by-case basis 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 considered for a scholarship on a case-by-case basis 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
Purpose: To provide financial support to people in their pursuit of excellence.


Chevening Scholarships in New Zealand, Cook Islands and Samoa
Purpose: The Scholarships offer the opportunity to study for a one-year Master's degree at any of the UK's leading universities, and are awarded to outstanding established or emerging leaders across a wide range of fields: including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.


Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation: Undergraduate Scholarship
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to Pacific Island students who are enrolled at a tertiary institution in New Zealand and are for the current year of study only. (Applicants studying at Private Training Establishments are NOT eligible).


Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards - Arts & Creativity Award
Purpose: This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated a significant level of achievement in the arts or has used the arts to effect change in their community.


Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards - Leadership & Inspiration Award
Purpose: This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities by leading a project in their community, church or school or has acted in a way that has inspired others to make a positive change in their own life or the lives of others.


The Capstone Editing Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students
Purpose: Capstone Editing seeks to make a modest contribution towards this target through our Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students. The scholarship will initially be available in South Australia, the home state of Dr Lines, but will hopefully be expanded to other states in the future.


AUT Doctoral Scholarships
Closing date: 01 Nov 2022
Purpose: 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.


PhD Scholarship – Effects of organic enrichment on animal mediated sediment–seawater solute exchange
Closing date: 01 Nov 2022
Purpose: A fundamental assumption used to argue for the expansion of fish farms into offshore waters is that operating in deeper and more dynamic waters will increase the horizontal dispersion of organic farm wastes and so reduce the impacts on seafloor ecosystem functions. The social license for such expansion, however, will rely on our ability to quantify this advantage. It is anticipated that farm waste released in deep offshore waters will create a larger, more persistent but less intense footprint in the ecosystem than in shallow coastal waters. Depending on the properties of the receiving seafloor ecosystem, the deposition of fish waste may alter the structure and function of the benthic faunal communities, in particular, their influence on the sediment–seawater solute exchange—a process that couples benthic with pelagic ecosystem functions.   The PhD student will conduct a series of laboratory experiments to study the influence of the benthic invertebrate community on the sediment–seawater exchange of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus as a function of organic enrichment. You will have a university degree (Master/Diploma) in Marine Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Aquatic Microbiology or related fields. We welcome experience in the taxonomic identification of benthic invertebrates and knowledge in sediment biogeochemistry. The ideal candidate features excellent communication skills, proficiency in scientific writing, and a high degree of independence. The successful candidate will join an international project team, led by Associate Professor Kay C. Vopel, including researchers from CSIRO, University of Tasmania, and Griffith University


AUT International Scholarships - Faculty of Culture and Society
Closing date: 15 Nov 2022
Purpose: Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the Faculty of Culture and Society provide scholarships to recognise and support high achieving international students as they begin their journey in becoming great graduates of AUT.


AUT Undergraduate Scholarships
Closing date: 15 Nov 2022
Purpose: 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 International Student Accommodation Scholarships
Closing date: 01 Dec 2022
Purpose: The scholarship guarantees accommodation at AUT’s Te Āhuru Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation, located in the heart of Auckland city, just a minute’s walk from AUT City Campus, offering quality, modern, single studio-style living.

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