International Student Excellence Scholarship 2023

International Student Excellence Scholarship 2023 is being made available for new International undergraduate and postgraduate students who are applying to study taught PGDip or Masters of 120 points or more, or who are applying to study undergraduate degrees (with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications). Studies can be in any subject.


The main purpose of the Scholarship is to attract new international students of high caliber to enroll in undergraduate or postgraduate taught study of 1 year or more at the University of Auckland.

Brief Description of Scholarship

University of Auckland

Bachelors/PG Diploma/Masters Degree

Deadline: 21 Nov 2022/20 April 2023 (Annual)

Study in: New Zealand

Course starts Feb 2022/July 2023

Host Institution(s): University of Auckland

Level/Field(s) of study: Bachelors, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters (taught) degrees in any subject

Number of Scholarships: 50

Target group: International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Up to 50 Scholarships will be awarded bi-annually with each scholarship valued at up to $10,000, for postgraduate and undergraduate study.


Applicants must be new international students who have received an unconditional offer, or English Language Academy (ELA) students who have received a conditional offer, of study to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters (taught) of 120 points or more, or an undergraduate degree (applying with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications) at the University of Auckland. Applicants should generally have a grade point equivalent (GPE) of at least 6.00.

The basis of selection will be academic merit, the quality of the letter of application and endorsement by the applicant’s referee. The country of origin of the applicant may also be considered by the selection committee.

Application instructions:

Next applications will open on 10 October 2022.

Scholarship applications will usually open around 6 weeks before the closing date. The application deadline for studies commencing February 2023 is 21 November 2022 or 20 April 2023 for studies commencing July 2023.