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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 recent 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
15 January Business & Professional Women Franklin Inc. Study Award UG/PG bpwfranklinsec@gmail.com
19 January The Odyssey Travel Equity & Merit Scholarship UG/PG scholarships@odysseytravel.com.au
31 January Canterbury Botanical Society Student Grants PG studentgrant@canterburybotanicalsociety.org.nz
31 January Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Commonwealth PhD Scholarships PG admission_research@ntu.edu.sg

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February

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 February Coastal Restoration Trust Post-graduate Study Award PG info@coastalrestorationtrust.org.nz
6 February Pacific Health Scholarships UG/PG Vicki Turnbull Ph: (04) 816 3907
9 February Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Scholarship 2018 UG/PGscholarships@teraumatatini.com
26 February BRANZ postgraduate scholarships                                                              PGresearch@branz.org.nz
28 February Woodhouse Scholarship (1st year study grants) UG hr@southpacificsera.co.nz

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March

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 March Gordon Watson Scholarship                                                                                                          PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 March Kiwi Music Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 March LB Wood 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 Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 March William Georgetti Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
5 March Auckland Council Research Scholarship in Urban Economics PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
10 March Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries PG info@acu.ac.uk
10 March Dan David Prize Scholarships PG ddprize@post.tau.ac.il
11 March Commonwealth Master's Scholarships PG commonwealth.scholarships@acu.ac.uk
12 March Ministry for  Primary Industries Postgraduate Science Scholarships PG scienceandskillspolicy@mpi.govt.nz
15 March Antarctica New Zealand Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme PG r.mcleod@antarcticanz.govt.nz
19 March IVHQ Medical Volunteer Abroad Scholarship UG info@volunteerhq.org
20 March HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarship UG info@hortnz.co.nz
21 March Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study PG info@cscuk.org.uk
29 March Royal Society of New Zealand - Hutton Fund PG gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz
29 March Royal Society of New Zealand - Skinner Fund PG gill.sutherland@royalsociety.org.nz
31 March Stewart Mackay Sanderson Scholarship PG registrar@knoxcentre.ac.nz

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April

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 April Ernest William File Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
6 April Māori Education Trust 2018 Tertiary Scholarships - Undergraduate UG info@maorieducation.org.nz
6 April Māori Education Trust 2018 Tertiary Scholarships - Postgraduate PG info@maorieducation.org.nz
13 April Christian Broadcasting Association Trust Scholarships UG/PG scholarship@cba.org.nz
18 April Don Linklater Memorial Bursary UG help@horizons.govt.nz
21 April The Otago Institute Postgraduate Student Travel Award PG kourken.michaelian@otago.ac.nz
26 April Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Grants and Awards PG info@maramatanga.ac.nz
27 April R B Beresford Scholarship (for BDS Students from Nelson/Marlborough) UG alex@nelsondental.co.nz
28 April 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 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Doctoral Scholarship PG scholarship@pesa.org.au
6 May The Otago Institute Postgraduate Student Travel Award
PG andrea.liberatore@otago.ac.nz
21 May Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships UG/PG jicc@wl.mofa.go.jp

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June

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 June New Zealand Coastal Society Awards and Scholarships (see also 15 September) UG/PG nzcoastalsociety@gmail.com
20 June NZ Institute of Forestry Foundation Awards & Scholarships UG/PG foundation@nzif.org.nz
30 June Cora Wilding Memorial Award UG/PG national.secretary@yha.co.nz
30 June Kate Sheppard Memorial Award PG katesheppardaward@yahoo.com.au

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July

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
6 July Banking & Financial Services Law Association Scholarship PG julia@bfsla.org
15 July Treasury New Zealand Tertiary Education Challenge UG/PG tertiarychallenge@treasury.govt.nz
20 July British Council Global Study Awards UG/PG ielts.plus@britishcouncil.de
30 July HealthPost's Natural Health Scholarship UG/PG scholarship@healthpost.co.nz
31 July Asia New Zealand Foundation Postgraduate Research Grants PG jto@asianz.org.nz
31 July NZFGW Fellowship Award PG awardsconvenor@nzfgw.org.nz
31 July The Prime Minister's Science Prizes PG pmscienceprizes@tcc.co.nz
31 July 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 shauna@fulbright.org.nz
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards PG shauna@fulbright.org.nz
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award
PG shauna@fulbright.org.nz
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards PG shauna@fulbright.org.nz
On campus adviser: Phil Bremer
1 August Rhodes Scholarship PG scholarships@otago.ac.nz
1 August RMLA Masters Scholarship PG karol.helmink@rmla.org.nz
1 August Woolf Fisher Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
3 August Brian Molloy Doctoral Research Scholarship PG bmantell@openspace.org.nz
4 August Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarship PG rutherford.foundation@royalsociety.org.nz
4 August International PhD Scholarship (a grant-in-aid) PG rutherford.foundation@royalsociety.org.nz
7 August NZIF Awards and Scholarships UG/PG am.mcewen@xtra.co.nz
10 August The Miss E L Hellaby Indigenous Grasslands Research Trust PG http://www.hellabygrasslandstrust.org.nz/governors.html
21 August Invercargill Licensing Trust Tertiary Education Scholarships UG anne@ilt.co.nz
24 August Silver Fern Farms National Youth Scholarships UG YouthScholarship@silverfernfarms.co.nz
25 August AMP Scholarships (Date subject to change) UG daretodreamnz@amp.co.nz
30 August New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships PG scholarship@enz.govt.nz
31 August New Zealand Ecohydraulics Trust Travel Award PG International.Applications@royalsociety.org.nz
31 August NZIPR (New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research)  Postgraduate Research Scholarship PG e.marsters@auckland.ac.nz
31 August MacMillan Brown Prize for Writers UG/PG scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz

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September

Closing date Scholarhsip 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 Japanese Language Undergraduate Sasakawa Scholarship UG n.e.collins@massey.ac.nz
1 September Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
3 September NZ Coastal Society Terry Healy Project Award PG nzcoastalsociety@gmail.com
3 September CA ANZ NKMoA (Māori Accountants Network) Scholarships UG/PG scholarships@charteredaccountantsanz.com
15 September Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science PG secretary@kawharufoundation.org.nz
23 September Pacific Oral Health Scholarship UG Tofa_Suafole.Gush@huttvalleydhb.org.nz
27 September Schwarzman Scholars
PG schwarzmanscholars.org/contact-us/
28 September Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships UG/PG enquiries.national@education.govt.nz
29 September The Otago Institute Postgraduate Student Travel Award PG kourken.michaelian@otago.ac.nz
30 September Te Pia Tāpoi Scholarship - Ngāi Tahu Tourism UG/PG people@nttourism.co.nz
30 September Zespri Horticultural Scholarships UG scholarships@zespri.com

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October

Closing date Scholarship Level Contact
1 October Auckland Medical Aid Trust Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
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 Claude McCarthy Fellowships 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 Neurological Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship PG douglas.ormrod@neurological.org.nz
1 October NZ Plant Protection Society Research Scholarship PG secretary@nzpps.org
1 October Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders' Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Postgraduate Research Scholarship PG n.e.collins@massey.ac.nz
1 October Spark Scholarship UG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
1 October Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Crozier Scholarship PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz
3 October TINZT Tourism Academic Scholarships UG info@tia.org.nz
12 October

NASA Internships and New Zealand Space Agency Scholarships

UG/PG

nzspaceagency@mbie.govt.nz

13 October Go Overseas Scholarships (to Study Abroad in New Zealand) UG/PG northamerica@enz.govt.nz
21 October Creativ Biolabs Scholarship Program UG/PG marketing@creative-biolabs.com
20 October Te Pia Tāpoi Scholarship -  Ngāi Tahu Tourism UG James.Tawa@nttourism.co.nz
20 October QuakeCoRE PhD Scholarships PG applications@quakecore.nz
28 October Milford Community Trust Grants UG/PG milfordtrust@xtra.co.nz
28 October Education New Zealand - New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) UG/PG sarah.ewing@otago.ac.nz
30 October June Opie Fellowship PG scholarships@auckland.ac.nz
30 October The Marion Cunningham Memorial Fund Grant
UG/PG wildlife@vets.org.nz
31 October Asia New Zealand Postgraduate Research Grants PG jto@asianz.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 Judith Clark Memorial Fellowships PG scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.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
7 November Chevening Scholarship PG http://www.chevening.org/contact-us
10 November New Zealand Aid Programme Awards for Postgraduate Field Research PG Research@mfat.govt.nz
15 November Attitude Trust Communication Scholarship
15 November Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women PG programs@zonta.org
15 November The Livestock Improvement Patrick Shannon Scholarship PG kbrown@lic.co.nz
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
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
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
18 December Yvonne A M Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship PG yvonne.smith@fortunemanning.co.nz
20 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 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
Varies DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships UG/PG daad@auckland.ac.nz
Varies East-West Center Scholarships UG/PG scholarships@eastwestcenter.org
Varies Maurice Wilkins Centre PhD Scholarships PG maurice-wilkins-centre@auckland.ac.nz

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