AUT hosts a large number of scholars under the New Zealand Scholarships Programme (formerly NZAID).
About the New Zealand Scholarships Programme – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand (MFAT)
The scholarships are made available to enable international students to study in New Zealand. Citizens from selected developing countries intending to undertake tertiary level study in New Zealand can apply for these scholarships to study at AUT.
The purpose of MFAT’s scholarships schemes is to enhance the skills, training and knowledge of selected individuals and thereby build capacity to contribute to the sustainable development of key areas in their home country.
New Zealand Scholarships
These are full tertiary scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate academic study in New Zealand available to eligible international students.
Priority is given to applicants who choose one of the recommended subjects specified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
What to include in your application
As part of the application process, you need to describe:
- How your preferred courses relate to one of the recommended study subjects
- The skills and knowledge you want to gain from your preferred courses
- How these skills and knowledge are important to your country’s development.
When to apply
Applications usually open in February. Country specific opening and closing dates are listed on the MFAT website.
PhD applicants from the Pacific Island region
PhD applicants from the Pacific Island region are encouraged to also look at The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee AUT Doctoral Scholarship in the AUT scholarships database.
New Zealand offers Commonwealth Scholarships to candidates from developing Commonwealth countries for postgraduate study (master’s and PhD) in New Zealand.
To find out more about these scholarships and studying at AUT, contact AUT’s New Zealand Scholarships Officer.