Auckland University of Technology (AUT)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.

New Zealand AUT-NCUK Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is exclusive to high achieving international students enrolled in the NCUK New Zealand Global Education Pathway programmes, who wish to study at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Selection criteria:
  • 1.  Applicants must be full-fee paying international students (Note: International students are students who are neither citizens, permanent residents nor resident visa holders of New Zealand or Australia or in the process of applying for the aforementioned categories). 2. Applicants must have a current and valid conditional or unconditional offer to study at an AUT programme (Undergraduate level or above, excluding doctoral and at least 120 points). 3. Applicants will be asked to provide their AUT Student ID in the box provided on the application form. 4. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit. 5. Applicants with an equivalent B Average or above in their most recent NCUK programme (International Foundation Year, International Year One, or Pre-Master’s Programme) will be considered. 6. Returning AUT students (i.e. students who have already commenced study at AUT) will not be considered. 7. Applicants are required to declare if they have applied for other forms of scholarships both internally (i.e. awarded by AUT) and externally (e.g. government scholarships). The selection committee will take this into consideration.  
General Information:

How do students apply?
Application is through the AUT online scholarship portal.  Applicants must complete the New Zealand AUT-NCUK Excellence Scholarships application form through the AUT Scholarships Database from the link on this page. Applicants will be asked to indicate under which category (select one only) they wish to be considered and must meet the eligibility criteria under which they are applying. Applicants are required to upload: 1. Detailed academic transcript with a grading scale of the most recent qualification from NCUK; 2. Graduation certificate or evidence of completion form NCUK; 3. Current and valid conditional or unconditional offer to study at an AUT programme.   All documentation must be uploaded by the closing date otherwise the application will be considered ineligible.

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships – developing countries

About the Manaaki 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 scholarship schemes is to enhance the skills, training, and knowledge of selected individuals and thereby build the capacity to contribute to the sustainable development of key areas in their home country.

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.

As part of the application process, you need to describe:

  • How do 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.

If you are applying for a Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, and admission to AUT, please contact AUT Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships Programme at