Freyberg Scholarship (New Zealand Defence Scholarship)


Freyberg Scholarships are awarded for the purpose of encouraging graduate study into areas relevant to national security in the widest sense of that term.

Study should be undertaken at a recognised institution in New Zealand or an Asia-Pacific country, including Canada and the United States, although proposals to study elsewhere will be considered. Preference may be given to applicants who have enrolled to study defence or strategic studies at a New Zealand university or who have enrolled in the Graduate Studies Programme in Strategy and Defence at the Australian National University.

$70,000 will be made available annually for the award of one or more scholarships. Emoluments will be determined by the Selection Board.


The scholarships are open to applications from New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who, normally, will have obtained at least second class honours, division A, or equivalent, in their qualifying degree, and will have completed academic studies in political science, history, economics or some other discipline that may be considered an appropriate foundation for such study.

See description.
1 year
Closing Dates
01 Oct 2018

How to apply for this scholarship

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required only. College of Arts. Postgraduate. Domestic Students. Overseas Study.


While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct, applicants are advised to check the application forms and regulations for eligibility criteria, scholarship value and tenure, and closing dates.