Scholarships and awards

Clark Undergraduate Scholarships

These scholarships are to support students in financial hardship who wish to undertake a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland, and are worth up to $22,000 per annum.

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First in Course Awards

These are awarded at the end of each semester to the student/s who obtained the highest overall mark in a taught course. Winners are notified by the Scholarships Office and the award is recorded on the recipient’s official academic transcript. For more information see the scholarship documents for First in Course Awards.
 

Senior Scholar Awards

Senior Scholar Awards recognise the graduating students who attained the highest marks in their undergraduate programme. Each faculty is allocated a number of awards. Winners are announced at graduation ceremonies and the award is recorded on the winner’s official academic transcript. For more information see the scholarship documents for Senior Scholar Awards.
 

University scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships for students at all levels, including international students. There are also scholarships administered by external providers. For full scholarships information visit the scholarships website.
 

Prizes

The University of Auckland awards a variety of Prizes each year. Prizes are awarded by the Scholarships Office on behalf of the University of Auckland Council and will display on your transcript. You don't need to apply for Prizes — they are awarded on the recommendation of the appropriate disciplinary area and/or faculty.

University of Auckland Prizes.

Subject-specific scholarships and prizes

Scholarships and prizes for disciplinary areas in the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics. More information, including how to apply, is on the scholarships website.

Cultures and Languages

The University of Auckland Study Abroad (Cultures and Languages) scholarships

These scholarships (up to $2,000 each) have been established to enable language students to undertake a period of formal study (minimum of four weeks) in a country where the language is spoken as the first language. Applicants will normally be enrolled full-time/part-time at The University of Auckland. The Scholarships are open to students of The University of Auckland who, during the duration of the Scholarship, are enrolled part-time or full-time and who have paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for a second or third year of a foreign language major, or for a BA(Hons) or Masters degree. For more detailed information and application form, see the Scholarships Office website.

Cultures and Languages scholarships

Two Cultures and Languages Scholarships of $500 each are offered annually to assist students who have achieved outstanding results (A- average or better) in a major in at least one of the languages taught within the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, and who intend to enrol in a BA(Hons), PGDip or Master of Arts degree in at least one such language. Applications close on 30 November. For further information contact the Head of School or see the Scholarships Office website.

AC Keys Memorial Prize

Awarded to a full-time student who achieves the best final grades in four advanced courses taken in any two of the Romance Languages. (Value $125).

Cultures and Languages Scholarships for BA(Hons) or MA candidates

Awarded to students at The University of Auckland who have achieved outstanding results (A- average or better) in a major in at least one of the languages taught within the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, and who intend to enrol in a BA(Hons), PGDip or Master of Arts degree in at least one such language.

Linguistics Postgraduate Scholarships These scholarships have been established to assist outstanding Linguistics students in pursuit of postgraduate degrees. Up to four scholarships may be awarded each year, for a sum of $6,000 each (pro-rated to $3,000 per year over two years for a part-time student). The scholarships are open to applicants, both graduates of the University of Auckland and graduates of other institutions, who intend to enroll in a BA(Hons), one year or two year Master of Arts degree in Linguistics. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit.
Sasakawa Young Leaders' Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Scholarships to study at any New Zealand University for postgraduate students at the research stage of their programmes who have displayed potential for future leadership in national, regional and international affairs.

Asian Studies

Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia These scholarships are administered by Education New Zealand to encourage lasting connections between New Zealand and Asia. Approved destinations are ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam, as well as China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and Sri Lanka.  For more information see the Education New Zealand website.
James Bertram Scholarships Are you a University of Auckland student currently enrolled in a  Masters or PhD in an area of study that broadens your understanding and engagement with Asia? Do not miss out on applying for the James Bertram Scholarships. These Scholarships are worth up to $10,000 each and are open to students from all faculties, with the  aim of facilitating a stronger engagement with Asia. Applications close 31 October, for more information or to apply, visit the Scholarships Office website.

Chinese

New Zealand-China Scholarship

Up to ten scholarships are offered each year for study in China under the New Zealand/China Student Exchange Scheme. This is administered by Confucius Institute in Auckland on behalf of the China Scholarship Council and Ministry of Education, New Zealand. Applications close towards the end of July each year. FInd out more about the New Zealand-China Scholarship.

The New Zealand-China Educational Trust

Each year the New Zealand China Educational Trust provides a number of awards to students from The University of Auckland who want to undertake Chinese language study in China (including the Hong Kong and Macao SARs, or Taiwan) during the NZ summer vacation. The value is up to NZ$500 each. Applications close towards the end of September each year. For further information contact paul.clark@auckland.ac.nz.

The Rewi Alley Scholarship in Modern Chinese Studies

This scholarship is administered by the University of Waikato and designed to encourage study and research on China, preferably in New Zealand. The scholarship is offered in alternate (odd) years with a value of $1,000 and applications close with the Scholarships Office, University of Waikato, not later than 31 October in alternate (even) years. For more information see the Rewi Alley Scholarship in Modern Chinese.

The Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute in Auckland administers a range of scholarships which offer opportunities to study in China. Find out more about Chinese language scholarships offered by the Confucius Institute.

Zhejiang Sister Province Scholarships
Zhejiang Sister Province Scholarships (ZSPS) offer opportunities for New Zealand students to study in Zhejiang, China for one year. Find out more about the Zhejiang Sister Province Scholarships.

European Studies

EUCN scholarships and internships

View information about EUCN scholarships.

View information about EUCN MEP internships.

View information about EUCN domestic internships.

French

French Government Assistantships

Paid teaching positions in France, New Caledonia and Tahiti. National selection based on academic strength, teaching experience and general suitability.

Maxwell Walker Scholarship

One or two scholarships: $1,000 per semester, renewable: for final BA, or for MA students [offered on a basis of progress and need], applications due by 31 October.

Joan Oliver Masters Award One award of up to $1,000 made annually to the most academically meritorious student undertaking a Master of Arts in French.
German
International Exchange The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM is a scholarship program supporting international exchange of university students who wish to complete a one or two semester exchange at one of The University of Auckland’s exchange partner universities in Baden-Württemberg (e.g. Freiburg, Heidelberg, Konstanz)

Undergraduate

John Asher Prizes in German Literature Awarded for excellence in literature; one for Stage I and one for Stage II.
Christine Roigard Memorial Prize Awarded to the best German student at Stage II.
Roland Marleyn Memorial Prize for Excellence in German Literature Awarded for excellence in literature at Stage III.
The Werner Droescher Prize in Linguistics Awarded at any stage.
Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs - Universities of Freiburg, Essen-Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Kassel, and FU Berlin This programme offers a 6-week course during January and February each year. It is designed for students across the University with a background in German Studies, interested in improving their language skills and their understanding of contemporary German affairs and can be cross-credited as a German Study Abroad course. Further detailed information regarding this scholarship and additional special scholarship offers is available from the DAAD Lecturer or the DAAD website.

Postgraduate

Professor John Asher Graduate Scholarship in German Up to $2,000 annually is available to students pursuing graduate study in German at BA(Hons) and MA levels.
Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines These grants are awarded to provide students with opportunities to complete a part of or an entire Master's degree course in Germany (10-24 months). Further detailed information regarding this scholarship and additional special scholarship offers is available from the DAAD Lecturer or the DAAD website.
Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates, Young Academics and Scientists This programme is designed for PhD and Postdoctoral students aiming to carry out a research project at a German university within the scope of a PhD thesis at The University of Auckland. Further detailed information regarding this scholarship and additional special scholarship offers is available from the DAAD Lecturer or the DAAD website.

Italian

AC Keys Memorial Prize The prize, worth $200, is awarded annually to the student who has made the most progress in the two language courses for Stage I Italian and who, in the year of the award, is proceeding to at least three further courses in Italian.
Japanese

Monbukagakusho Scholarships

The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (Monbukagakusho) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

Sasakawa Undergraduate Scholarships The Sasakawa Scholarships are for students who are enrolling full-time for a first undergraduate degree in Japanese language, or Japanese language conjoint with a second degree.

Korean

Korea Foundation Fellowship for Korean Language Training The Korea Foundation offers grants for Korean language training and Korean Studies for a period of six to twelve months. For further information contact the Korean teaching staff or the Education Programme Manager, Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand, PO Box 10-144, Wellington.

Undergraduate

  The Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology invites qualified undergraduate students to apply for the Korean government scholarship to teach and learn in Korea. For more information and an application form email talknewzealand@gmail.com.

Postgraduate

Korea Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Korea Foundation offers three fellows of $12,000-$23,000 per annum for international and domestic PhD and Masters students in Korean Studies.

Academy of Korean Studies Master of Arts Scholarships These scholarships were established in 2013 with the generous support of the Academy of Korean Studies. They are available to students undertaking study or research related to Korean studies at the University of Auckland.
Academy of Korean Studies Doctoral Scholarships These scholarships were established in 2013 with the generous support of the Academy of Korean Studies. They are available to students undertaking doctoral research related to Korean studies at The University of Auckland.

Latin American Studies

Latin American Scholarships New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade These scholarships are offered to people from Latin America who are motivated to make a difference at home. Any eligible country can apply online through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Eligible Latin American countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.
Chilean Bicentennial Scholarships These scholarships are intended to provide greater opportunities for Chilean students to pursue a Masters or PhD programme at the University of Auckland. Information about the application process is available through the Comisión Nacional de Investigación en Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICYT).

Russian

Peter John Butler Memorial Award

Awarded to students participating in language courses in Russia, made on the basis of academic promise and commitment to Russian studies. Preference tends to go to students planning to spend two months or more in Russia.

Spanish

Postgraduate

Professor Sally Harvey Memorial Scholarship for MA students in Spanish

This Scholarship is intended to assist a student in the research component for the Master of Arts in Spanish. The Scholarship shall be awarded on academic merit to the student who shows special aptitude for research and who writes the best essay from a BA(Hons) or PGDip, for students who will be enrolling in a Masters.