Rose Centre clinical researchers UC Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee and Esther Guiu Hernandez BISSkiT software bioengineering aids recovery swallowing disorders

Find postgraduate student opportunities for scholarships, internships and research at our research centres.

Scholarships at UC

Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way of funding your university study. See the Scholarships at UC page for the full list of available scholarships.

College of Science - Geography

Sources of funding

There are a variety of sources of funding to undertake graduate studies, but especially thesis research.

Key scholarships include:

Teaching fellowships within the department
We normally hire teaching fellows to assist in the running of many of our undergraduate courses. Applications are called for at the start of each academic year and are handled by Simon Kingham.

Other sources
There are many other sources of finance available if you intend to undertake a Masters thesis. These depend upon the particular topic and the role of your supervisor in obtaining external funds.

See the Geography postgraduate study and research page for more information.

College of Science - Biological Sciences

Wireless Research Centre (WRC)

The Wireless Research Centre has the following scholarships and internships available:

QuakeCore - NZ Centre for Earthquake Resilience

QuakeCoRE has a range of opportunities for researchers to apply for funding including their annual RfP (Request for proposals) and a biannual scholarship round.

Biomolecular Interactions Centre (BIC)

BIC grants and scholarships help with research costs, travelling to conferences, or just a top up of personal money.

  • BIC scholarships page lists small grants and scholarships available to current postgraduates.

New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB)

NZILBB attracts external grants for its resesearch projects and runs experiments.

Electric and Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)

Gateway Antarctica

The Gateway Antarctica postgraduate page lists postgraduate scholarships for Antarctic research and other Antarctic scholarships and fellowships.

GeoHealth Laboratory

The GeoHealth Laboratory scholarships and internships page lists PhD and Master's scholarships.


The HITLab has listings of current internships and employment opportunities.

National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE)

NCRE has a listing of internships, scholarships and other sources of funding as well as information on the NCRE-MAEUS Mobility Awards and and general information on postgraduate study support.

New Zealand Economics Experiments Laboratory (NZEEL)

NZEEL has opportunities to participate in economics experiments.

New Zealand South Asia Centre

The New Zealand South Asia Centre has a listing of scholarships and calls for papers.

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre

The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre scholarships page lists postgraduate and doctoral scholarships as well as the First Nations' Futures Programme.

Rose Centre

The Rose Centre provides opportunities to participate in research projects.

Spatial Engineering Research Centre (SERC)

SERC has a listing of Postgraduate scholarship opportunities to engage with industrial clients in postgraduate research.

Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management

The Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management has listings of current scholarships and employment opportunities.