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Externally Administered Scholarships

Discover some of the externally administered scholarships that are available. More externally administered scholarships can be found at Universities New Zealand and givME (accessed from a University-networked computer).

The information provided on this webpage is accurate to the best of our knowledge; however, please check the webpage for the external scholarship of interest for the most up-to-date information.


Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
15 January Business & Professional Women Franklin Inc. Study Award UG/PG
19 January The Odyssey Travel Equity & Merit Scholarship UG/PG
20 January PhD Scholarship - QuakeCoRE project PG
31 January Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Commonwealth PhD Scholarships PG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
6 February Pacific Health Scholarships UG/PG Vicki Turnbull Ph: (04) 816 3907
9 February Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Scholarship 2018 UG/
26 February BRANZ postgraduate scholarships                                                    
28 February Woodhouse Scholarship (1st year study grants) UG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 March Gordon Watson Scholarship                                                                                                          PG
1 March Kiwi Music Scholarship PG
1 March LB Wood Scholarship PG
1 March New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship (for women) PG
1 March Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance PG
1 March Shirtcliffe Fellowship PG
1 March Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence PG
1 March William Georgetti Scholarship PG
10 March Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries PG
10 March Dan David Prize Scholarships PG
11 March Commonwealth Master's Scholarships PG
12 March Ministry for  Primary Industries Postgraduate Science Scholarships PG
15 March Antarctica New Zealand Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme PG
19 March IVHQ Medical Volunteer Abroad Scholarship UG
20 March HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarship UG
21 March Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study PG
31 March Stewart Mackay Sanderson Scholarship PG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 April Ernest William File Scholarship UG
6 April Māori Education Trust 2018 Tertiary Scholarships - Undergraduate UG
6 April Māori Education Trust 2018 Tertiary Scholarships - Postgraduate PG
13 April Christian Broadcasting Association Trust Scholarships UG/PG
18 April Don Linklater Memorial Bursary UG
21 April The Otago Institute Postgraduate Student Travel Award PG
28 April Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award UG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
21 May Claude McCarthy Fellowships PG
23 May Falling Walls Lab Scholarship PG
26 May Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa  (National Māori Accountants Network)  Māori Student Scholarships
30 May The Auckland Council Chief Economist's Research Scholarship in Economics PG
31 May Asia New Zealand Foundation Postgraduate Research Grants PG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
30 June Cora Wilding Memorial Award UG/PG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
30 July HealthPost's Natural Health Scholarship UG/PG
31 July NZFGW Fellowship Award PG
31 July The Prime Minister's Science Prizes PG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 August Fulbright EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research PG
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards PG
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards PG
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Rhodes Scholarship PG
1 August RMLA Masters Scholarship PG
1 August Woolf Fisher Scholarship PG
3 August Brian Molloy Doctoral Research Scholarship PG
4 August Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarship PG
4 August International PhD Scholarship (a grant-in-aid) PG
7 August NZIF Awards and Scholarships UG/PG
21 August Invercargill Licensing Trust Tertiary Education Scholarships UG
25 August AMP Scholarships UG
30 August New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships PG
31 August MacMillan Brown Prize for Writers UG/PG

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Closing date Scholarhsip Level Contact
1 September The Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology PG
1 September Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering UG
1 September Japanese Language Undergraduate Sasakawa Scholarship UG
1 September Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research PG
15 September Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science PG
23 September Pacific Oral Health Scholarship UG
28 September Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships UG/PG
29 September The Otago Institute Postgraduate Student Travel Award PG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 October Bings Scholarship PG
1 October The Prince of Wales Cambridge International Scholarship PG
1 October Claude McCarthy Fellowships PG
1 October Edward and Isabel Kidson Scholarship PG
1 October Freyberg Scholarship PG
1 October GCSB Tertiary Scholarship UG/PG
1 October Henry Kelsey Scholarship PG
1 October Neurological Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship PG
1 October Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders' Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Postgraduate Research Scholarship PG
1 October Spark Scholarship UG
1 October Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Crozier Scholarship PG
3 October TINZT Tourism Academic Scholarships UG
13 October Go Overseas Scholarships (to Study Abroad in New Zealand) UG/PG
21 October Creativ Biolabs Scholarship Program UG/PG
20 October Te Pia Tāpoi Scholarship -  Ngāi Tahu Tourism UG
20 October QuakeCoRE PhD Scholarships PG
28 October Milford Community Trust Grants UG/PG
30 October June Opie Fellowship PG
30 October The Marion Cunningham Memorial Fund Grant
31 October Asia New Zealand Postgraduate Research Grants PG
31 October Digital Marketing Scholarship UG/PG
31 October Rosemary Seymour Awards UG/PG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 November Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship PG
1 November Judith Clark Memorial Fellowships PG
2 November Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga - 'Kia Ita' Scholarship PG
7 November Chevening Scholarship PG
10 November New Zealand Aid Programme Awards for Postgraduate Field Research PG
15 November Attitude Trust Communication Scholarship
15 November Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women PG
15 November The Livestock Improvement Patrick Shannon Scholarship PG
15 November New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) UG/PG
15 November Ross Fellowship PG
30 November Clark Fletcher Memorial Citrus Bursary PG

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Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 December Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme PG
1 December Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Scholarship UG
1 December Kitchener Scholarship UG
1 December KiwiRail Group Undergraduate Scholarship UG
1 December Maritime Union Scholarship UG
1 December Sullivan Scholarship UG
7 December The Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Life Sciences Research PG
15 December Onion Industry Postgraduate Scholarship PG
16 December Transport Research and Educational Trust Grants UG/PG
18 December Yvonne A M Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship PG
20 December Rural Waikato Undergraduate Health Scholarships UG
21 December OMV New Zealand Scholarships PG

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Various Closing Dates

Closing dates Scholarship Level Contact
15 March, 15 June, 15 August New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Otago Branch Travel Award PG
30 March, 30 September Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia UG/PG
Varies DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships UG/PG
Varies East-West Center Scholarships UG/PG
Varies Maurice Wilkins Centre PhD Scholarships PG

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  • Title of scholarship
  • Link to website
  • Level of study (undergraduate, postgraduate, both)
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  • One off or annual award
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