Scholarships and Internships

The GeoHealth Laboratory had a number of PhD, Masters and Internship students supported through scholarships and supervision. The projects are closely related to the Ministry of Health interests and students have opportunities for collaboration. Below are open calls for scholarships and information for the Masters of Applied Science for Public Health (MASPH) with the possibility of a Ministry of Health funded scholarship.


PhD Scholarship available - APPLY NOW!

The GeoHealth Laboratory has an open scholarship for 3 years to work on a project linked to Māori, health and GIS. The scholarship is funded by the Ministry of Health through the GeoHealth Laboratory. This call is open until a suitable applicant is identified.

PhD topic: Spatial variations in Māori health outcomes

Māori are over-represented in just about every negative health outcome in New Zealand. Many of the drivers of this are unknown, but what do we find when examining health at finer geographic scales? Previous geospatial research has identified that at fine spatial scales, some areas have health better than expected and others worse. Examination of these areas can help us understand more about the determinants of ill health and positive well-being. This project will examine Māori health at a range of spatial scales to help us identify and understand more about the determinants of Māori health and wellbeing. The student will need to have good quantitative skills and GIS expertise. A student who understands Māori culture and values would be preferred. A scholarship of $30,000 plus fees (per year) is available.

For more information contact Prof Simon Kingham (


UC Doctoral Scholarship

Amount $21,000 per annum and tuition fees at the domestic rate. Tenure 3 years. Closing Dates 15 May 2019.  


Masters Scholarships available

The new Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health (MSAPH) combines expertise on public health issues with GIS technologies. Spatial health data is fundamental to assess hazards from environmental exposure and the impact of health intervention towards the well-being of communities.

Students enrolled in the MASPH have the possibility to apply for one of the $NZ 5,000 scholarships.