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. The University of Auckland Prizes.
 

Subject-specific scholarships and prizes

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

Social Sciences
Ellen Castle Undergraduate Scholarship The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist school leavers from decile 1-3 schools who have the potential to succeed at University and require financial assistance to undertake a Bachelor of Arts in the Schools of Humanities and/or Social Sciences at the University of Auckland.
Elizabeth Ewing Memorial Scholarship in Adolescent and Young Adult Health
For postgraduate research focussing on the psychosocial issues faced by adolescent and young adult patients and their family, in regard to their lived experience with a life threatening illness, such as cancer or a blood disorder.
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.

Anthropology

Postgraduate

Kakano Fund

The Kakano Fund was established in 1985 by the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand to assist MA students in Social Anthropology who are completing theses or dissertations. Funding of up to $250.00 is available to help cover thesis/dissertation preparation, such as expenses for computer use, typing, photocopying, tapes, photographic reproduction etc., and research expenses. Letters of application should include a short statement regarding the nature of the project, amount sought (up to $250.00), use to which funds will be put, and expected date of completion. A statement of support from the applicant’s main supervisor should also be included. Students will be notified of the address to which to apply when the application date is announced.

Skinner Fund

The Skinner Fund provides graduate students with up to $1,000 towards research costs. Notices are placed on the noticeboards, and closing date is mid-March.

Media, Film and Television Studies

Undergraduate

Noni Wright Prize in Media, Film and Television Studies

Funded through a bequest from Eleanor and Wilfred William Wright in the name of Noni Wright, film producer and director, this prize is awarded annually to the value of NZ$250 to the first-year student majoring in Media, Film and Television who displays the best overall academic performance in both FTVMS 100: Media Studies and FTVMS 101: Film Studies.

Postgraduate

Geoff Evans Prize for Excellence in Screen Production

Funded by Images & Sound in memory of Geoff Evans, this prize is awarded annually to a full-time Masters student in Screen Production who has obtained high marks for their work in SCREEN 797A/B. It awards professional post-production services to the value of NZ$7,500 provided by Images & Sound to the winning student to improve the production quality of his or her film. This could include Telecine transfer, colour grade, VFX or sound mixing as suits the requirements of the specific winner.

Politics and International Relations

Undergraduate

Jonathan Hunt Prize in Politics and International Relations

The Prize was established in 2006 and is financed from funds which have been donated by the Right Honourable Jonathan Hunt OBE.

The main purpose of the Prize is to reward academic excellence in undergraduate courses in Politics and International Relations. This prize is awarded by the University- you do not need to apply.

Robert Chapman Prize in Politics and International Relations

The Prize was established by subscriptions from past and present students, associates and friends, as a tribute to Professor Robert McDonald Chapman on his retirement in 1988 after holding the foundation Chair in Political Studies since 1964.

The Prize will be awarded to the student in Politics and International Relations who is deemed to have done the most outstanding work at undergraduate level in the field of New Zealand politics in the year of the award.

This prize is awarded by the University- you do not need to apply.

Postgraduate

Bill McAra Scholarship in Political Studies

The scholarship was established in 2005 and is financed by the Estate of Diana Miriam Wilsie. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage Postgraduate research on the study of Marxism-Leninism Scientific Socialism or research in areas concerning the history, philosophy and practice of socialism that relates to it at the University of Auckland.
The Electoral Commission Suffrage Scholarship
Set up to celebrate the anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand, the Electoral Commission has established scholarships that cover fees for postgraduate research into voter participation. Each scholarship will fund the New Zealand domestic fees for one year up to the value of 1 EFTS for study at honours or masters level.  

Jonathan Hunt Postgraduate Scholarship

The Scholarship was established in 2006 and is financed by the Right Hon. Jonathan Hunt OBE. The main purpose of the Scholarship is to contribute to the fees of a student enrolling at the University of Auckland for the first time to undertake a Masters degree or the first year of a PhD in Politics and International Relations.

Robert Chapman Postgraduate Prize

The Robert Chapman Postgraduate Prize was established in 2007 by the Chapman family and trustees of the Robert and Noeline Chapman Estate. The main purpose of the Prize is to reward students undertaking a Masters or PhD in Politics and International Relations. The Prize will be awarded for the best piece of Masters or PhD research in the field of New Zealand politics.This prize is awarded by the University - you do not need to apply.  

Sociology

Undergraduate

Sociology Undergraduate Book Prize

Sociology celebrates the success of our best undergraduate students by awarding the student with the best grades in each of our undergraduate courses with a sociology-themed book. The book prizes also represent what the academic staff think is most interesting in contemporary sociology.

Senior Scholarship

One Senior Scholarship is awarded each year to a Sociology student based on the results of the candidate's work at Stage III.

Sociology Korowai Prize The Sociology Korowai Prize was established in 2009 and is financed by Sociology at the University of Auckland. The prize is awarded to the top Māori graduand (undergraduate or postgraduate) in each graduation ceremony.

Postgraduate

Roger Oppenheim Memorial Prize

The Roger Oppenheim Memorial Prize in Sociological Research was established in 1988 to commemorate the life and work of the late Roger Oppenheim, Senior Lecturer in Sociology. His family, friends, colleagues and students donated the funds which support the award. The prize is worth $600.

The prize is awarded annually for the best sociological thesis or dissertation completed in the preceding academic year by a student enrolled in a Master's degree in Sociology.

Sociology Korowai Prize The Sociology Korowai Prize was established in 2009 and is financed by Sociology at the University of Auckland. The prize is awarded to the top Māori graduand (undergraduate or postgraduate) in each graduation ceremony.