auckland university of technology scholarships

International scholarships

There are many scholarships for international students who want to study at AUT, and for New Zealand students who want to study overseas.

International students who want to study at AUT

AUT International Excellence Scholarships

These scholarships are open to all international students who are beginning their studies at AUT full-time from Semester 2, 2020 (and for all remaining 2020 intakes).

International Excellence Scholarships

Scholarship categories

  • Postgraduate Excellence – NZ $7,500
  • Undergraduate Excellence – NZ $7,500
  • English Pathway Excellence (for GIE students) – NZ $3,000
  • Study Abroad Excellence – NZ $2,000

How to apply

Find out more

View the scholarship terms and conditions

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand – NZAID

Scholarships are available to assist international students to study at AUT in New Zealand through the NZAID programme.

New Zealand Government scholarships (NZAID)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand website

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships offer a significant educational opportunity. The scholarships provide financial support for students from designated countries undertaking doctoral degrees by research in New Zealand universities. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applications close on 15th July each year.

Education New Zealand website

NZ Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarships (UK Citizens)

One doctoral scholarship is offered annually by AUT under this scheme.

Commonwealth Scholarships website

New Zealand students who want to study overseas

Universities New Zealand Scholarships

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara – lists scholarships, many of which fund postgraduate study overseas. These scholarships are funded from contributions from charitable trusts, individuals, governments and industry.

Universities New Zealand website

The Embassy of Japan in New Zealand

The Japanese Embassy offers the following fellowship/scholarship programmes:

  • JENESYS Programme for Students Studying Japanese
  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships

Other useful websites for information on studying abroad

  • British Council website
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) website
  • Fulbright New Zealand website
  • International website
  • Mexican Government Scholarships Programme for International Students website
  • Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme website
  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Scheme website