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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. You can also view a video of a presentation to students given by Associate Professor Lachlan Paterson, acting Dean of the Graduate Research School, about a number of externally funded prestigious scholarships.

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.

January

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
6 January NZ Foreign Affairs & Trade Field Research Awards PG Research@mfat.govt.nz
17 January (2020) Business & Professional Women Franklin Inc. Study Award UG/PG bpwfranklinsec@gmail.com
20 January Scholarships from the Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation UG/PG exec@wi.org.nz
24 January (2020) The Odyssey Travel Equity & Merit Scholarship scholarships@odysseytravel.com.au
31 January Trilogy Science Scholarship UG/PG sciencescholarship@trilogyproducts.com

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February

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 February Auckland Council Research Scholarship in Urban Economics PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 February Coastal Restoration Trust Post-graduate Study Award PG info@coastalrestorationtrust.org.nz
8 February Pacific Health Scholarships UG/PG pacificscholarships@moh.govt.nz or (04) 8162475
11 February Alliance Group Shareholder Undergraduate Bursary UG 0800 354 435 or www.alliance.co.nz
20 Feburary Woodhouse Scholarship UG hr@southpacificsera.co.nz
28 February Bragato Research Fellowship PG bragatotrust@airnet.net.nz
28 February Bragato Postgraduate Award PG bragatotrust@airnet.net.nz
28 February Bragato Undergraduate Award UG bragatotrust@airnet.net.nz
28 February Critic and Conscience of Society Awards Academic Staff contact@universitiesnz.ac.nz
28 February Wairakei Charitable Trust Summer Funding Round UG/PG info@tdltd.co.nz

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March

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 March Kiwi Music Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 March New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship (for women) PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 March Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 March Shirtcliffe Fellowship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 March William Georgetti Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
8 March Puke Ariki Trust Scholarship PG anne.eddy@npdc.govt.nz or phone (06) 759 6060 Ext. 7851
12 March Ministry for  Primary Industries Postgraduate Science Scholarships PG scienceandskillspolicy@mpi.govt.nz
17 March Antarctica New Zealand Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme PG r.macneil@antarcticanz.govt.nz
20 March HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarship UG sue.pickering@hortnz.co.nz
22 March Pegasus Workforce Development Scholarship Applications UG https://www.pegasus.health.nz/contact-us/
26 March 2019 RAPHS Medical and Nursing Undergraduate Scholarships UG ellie.denham@raphs.org.nz
31 March Ministers Study Grant
PG registrar@knoxcentre.ac.nz
31 March Polish Charitable & Educational Trust NZ Student Scholarships-Round 1 UG/PG admin@polcet.org.nz
31 March Whakatanae Historical Society Scholarship UG/PG threejordans@xtra.co.nz

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April

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 April Ernest William File Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 April Gordon Watson Scholarship              PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 April LB Wood Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 April (2019) Royal Society of New Zealand Hutton Fund PG gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz
1 April (2019) Royal Society of New Zealand Skinner Fund PG gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz
4 April Don Linklater Memorial Bursary UG help@horizons.govt.nz
 5 April Māori Education Trust Tertiary Scholarships - Undergraduate UG info@maorieducation.org.nz
 5 April Māori Education Trust Tertiary Scholarships - Postgraduate PG info@maorieducation.org.nz
12 April Christian Broadcasting Association Scholarships UG/PG scholarship@cba.org.nz
14 April Second-Chance Education Degree Study Awards (New Horizons for Women Trust) enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz
26 April Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Grants and Awards PG info@maramatanga.ac.nz
28 April (2019 date tbc) Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award UG info@americanclub.org.nz
30 April Borrin Foundation Grants https://www.borrinfoundation.nz/contact
30 April The Capstone Editing Research Scholarship for Honours Students PG scholarships@capstoneediting.com.au

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May

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 May NZ Coastal Society Maori & Pacific Island Research Scholarship PG nzcoastalsociety@gmail.com
1 May NZ Coastal Society Student Research Scholarship PG nzcoastalsociety@gmail.com
1 May Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Doctoral Scholarship PG scholarship@pesa.org.au
3 May R B Beresford Scholarship (for BDS Students from Nelson/Marlborough) UG alex@nelsondental.co.nz
6 May (2018, 2019 tba) The Otago Institute Postgraduate Student Travel Award
PG andrea.liberatore@otago.ac.nz
15 May (2019) AINSE 2019 Winter School and Scholarship UG ainse@ainse.edu.au
21 May Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships UG/PG jicc@wl.mofa.go.jp
31 May Ngati Porou Whanui Forests Hansol Scholarship UG isabels@npwfl.co.nz

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June

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
10 June (2019) New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) - Undergraduate UG sarah.ewing@otago.ac.nz
30 June Cora Wilding Memorial Award UG/PG national.secretary@yha.co.nz
30 June Graduate Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Garden History PG james.beattie@vuw.ac.nz
30 June (2020, no 2019 award) Kate Sheppard Memorial Award PG katesheppardtrust@gmail.com

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July

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
6 July Banking & Financial Services Law Association Research Prize
PG julia@bfsla.org
10 July North Asia CAPE & Taiwan External Trade Development (TAITRA) Business Internships Recent Grad/ PG kathrine.iversen@auckland.ac.nz
17 July NZ Institute of Forestry Foundation Awards & Scholarships UG/PG foundation@nzif.org.nz
20 July British Council Global Study Awards UG/PG ielts.plus@britishcouncil.de
29 July (2018, 2019 tbc) Treasury New Zealand Tertiary Education Challenge UG/PG tertiarychallenge@treasury.govt.nz
31 July Asia New Zealand Foundation Postgraduate Research Grants PG jto@asianz.org.nz
31 July GWNZ Fellowship Award PG trustsecretary@gwnz.org.nz
31 July Vic Davis Memorial Trust Scholarships and Grants UG/PG administrator@vicdavistrust.co.nz
31 July (2019 tbc) Zespri Innovation Scholarship PG renee.holland@zespri.com

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August

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 August Fulbright EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research PG Pip Climo – pip@fulbright.org.nz
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards PG Pip Climo – pip@fulbright.org.nz
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award
PG Pip Climo – pip@fulbright.org.nz
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards PG Pip Climo – pip@fulbright.org.nz
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August (2019) Rhodes Scholarship PG scholarships@otago.ac.nz
1 August Woolf Fisher Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
4 August Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarship PG rutherford.foundation@royalsociety.org.nz
4 August Te Pia Tāpoi Scholarship - Ngāi Tahu Tourism UG/PG James.Tawa@nttourism.co.nz
9 August CA ANZ NKMoA (Māori Accountants Network) Scholarships UG/PG scholarships@charteredaccountantsanz.com
10 August The Miss E L Hellaby Indigenous Grasslands Research Trust PG http://www.hellabygrasslandstrust.org.nz/governors.html
15 August Keystone Trust Scholarships UG louella@keystonetrust.org.nz
21 August Invercargill Licensing Trust Tertiary Education Scholarships UG anne@ilt.co.nz
29 August The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme library@royalsociety.org
30 August Suicide Prevention Australia PhD Scholarship PG sprf@suicidepreventionaust.org
31 August John Waller Scholarship - Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ PG grants@leukaemia.org.nz

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September

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 September The Dick and Mary Earle Scholarship in Technology PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 September Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering UG scholarships@unviersitiesnz.ac.nz
1 September Neurological Foundation Doctoral Scholarships PG douglas.ormrod@neurological.org.nz
1 September Neurological Foundation Summer Studentship PG douglas.ormrod@neurological.org.nz
1 September Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
2 September Health & Safety Association NZ (HASANZ) Scholarships UG/PG scholarships@hasanz.org.nz
2 September NZ Coastal Society Terry Healy Project Award PG nzcoastalsociety@gmail.com
9 September Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships UG/PG enquiries.national@education.govt.nz
16 September Edified Energiser Grants UG/PG https://www.edified.com.au/energiser-query
20 September Woodhouse Study Grants UG (Entrance) hr@southpacificsera.co.nz
26 September Prize for Innovation in Global Security UG/PG info@gcsp.ch
27 September Schwarzman Scholars
PG schwarzmanscholars.org/contact-us/
30 September (2018) Canterbury Botanical Society Student Grants
PG studentgrant@canterburybotanicalsociety.org.nz
30 September - Round two Polish Charitable & Educational Trust NZ Student Scholarships UG/PG admin@polcet.org.nz
30 September Singapore Food Agency Postgraduate Scholarship PG https://brightsparks.com.sg/profile/sfa/getintouch.php
30 September Zespri Horticultural Scholarships UG scholarships@zespri.com

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October

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 October Bings Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 October The Prince of Wales Cambridge International Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 October Edward and Isabel Kidson Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 October Freyberg Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 October GCSB Tertiary Scholarship for women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics UG/PG scholarships@nzic.govt.nz
1 October Henry Kelsey Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 October NZ Plant Protection Society Research Scholarship PG secretary@nzpps.org
1 October Sasakawa Young Leaders' Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Postgraduate Research Scholarship for New Zealanders  PG sylff@massey.ac.nz
1 October Spark Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
7 October Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science PG awards@royalsociety.org.nz
10 October The Prime Minister's Science Prizes pmscienceprizes@royalsociety.org.nz
11 October TINZT Tourism Academic Scholarships UG info@tia.org.nz
18 October AVOCO Tertiary Scholarship UG danni@avoco.co.nz
19 October (2018) Go Overseas Scholarships (to Study Abroad in New Zealand) UG/PG northamerica@enz.govt.nz
25 October Milford Community Charitable Trust (PDF) UG MilfordTrust@xtra.co.nz
31 October June Opie Fellowship PG scholarships@auckland.ac.nz
31 October The Marion Cunningham Memorial Fund Grant
UG/PG wildlife@vets.org.nz
31 October Digital Marketing Scholarship UG/PG team@marketingresults.com.au
31 October Rosemary Seymour Awards UG/PG jben005@gmail.com

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November

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 November Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 November RMLA Masters Scholarships PG karol.helmink@rmla.org.nz
2 November Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga - 'Kia Ita' Scholarship PG j.rangiwahia@auckland.ac.nz
6 November Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships PG vanier@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
7 November Attitude Trust Communication Scholarship UG terri@attitudeawards.org
7 November Chevening Scholarship PG http://www.chevening.org/contact-us
7 November Toloa Tertiary Scholarships UG/PG pacificstem@mpp.govt.nz
15 November Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women PG programs@zonta.org
15 November New Zealand Coastal Society Undergraduate Award UG nzcoastalsociety@gmail.com
15 November New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) UG/PG scholarships@enz.govt.nz
15 November Ross Fellowship PG master@knoxcollege.ac.nz
15 November Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists PG sgs@sbfi.admin.ch
16 November Bashford-Nicholls Scholarships (manged by Bishops Action Fund) UG/ PG https://www.baf.org.nz/contact/
30 November Clark Fletcher Memorial Citrus Bursary PG info@citrus.co.nz

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December

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 December Goal Setter Awards -  The Rotary Club of Port Nicholson Inc. (Wellington students only) UG/PG janejpaterson@gmail.com
1 December Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme PG HKPF@ugc.edu.hk
1 December Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 December Kitchener Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 December KiwiRail Group Undergraduate Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 December Maritime Union Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 December Sullivan Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
6 December Dillion Scholarship - Bay Trust UG info@baytrust.org.nz
7 December The Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Life Sciences Research PG info@gatescambridge.org
15 December Onion Industry Postgraduate Scholarship PG james.kuperus@onionsnz.com
16 December Transport Research and Educational Trust Grants UG/PG info@cilt.co.nz
17 December Yvonne A M Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship PG yvonne.smith@fortunemanning.co.nz
21 December Rural Waikato Undergraduate Health Scholarships UG admin@nzirh.org.nz
21 December OMV New Zealand Scholarships PG omv_nz_csr@omv.com

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Various Closing Dates

Closing dates Scholarship Level Contact
15 February, 15 August The Judith Clark Memorial Fellowships PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
15 March, 15 September GoSkills Scholarship for Women UG/PG info@goskills.com
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 scholarship@enz.govt.nz
1 April, 1 October Claude Mccarthy Fellowships PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 May, 1 October Neurological Foundation Chapman Research Fellowship PG douglas.ormrod@neurological.org.nz
1 May, 1 October Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Repatriation Fellowship PG douglas.ormrod@neurological.org.nz
Currently under review Japanese Language Undergraduate Sasakawa Scholarship UG sasakawa@massey.ac.nz
Ongoing Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Commonwealth PhD Scholarships PG University contact details
Varies / All year round BRANZ Postgraduate Scholarships PG research@branz.org.nz
Varies DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships UG/PG daad@auckland.ac.nz
Varies Dan David Prize and Scholarships PG + ddprize@tauex.tau.ac.il
Varies East-West Center Scholarships UG/PG scholarships@eastwestcenter.org
Varies Maurice Wilkins Centre PhD Scholarships PG maurice-wilkins-centre@auckland.ac.nz
Varies (Applications open 1 March 2020) New Horizons for Women Trust Awards Various enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz
Varies New Zealand Ecohydraulics Trust Travel Award PG International.Applications@royalsociety.org.nz
Varies Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships PG info-qecs@acu.ac.uk
Various awards and closing dates Rural Women New Zealand Bursaries and Grants UG/PG enquiries@ruralwomen.org.nz
Varies Silver Fern Farms National Youth Scholarships UG YouthScholarship@silverfernfarms.co.nz
Varies Te Rau Ora Scholarships UG/PG scholarships@terauora.com

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