Scholarships & Research Awards


Applications are now closed.


What are postgraduate scholarships & research awards?

To support your studies and research of the EU we try to offer domestic tuition fees scholarships and research awards. There is one application form for both options – just tick the appropriate box at the top of the form. The application process is straightforward and simple. However, we strongly advise that you read through the required documents first, get everything ready and then apply as partially completed applications cannot be saved. If you have any questions at any stage, do not hesitate to talk to us – we are there to help!

Fees Scholarships
Domestic tuition fees scholarships are available for Hons, taught MA (MEuro), MA or PhD by thesis students. You must include the courses you are enrolled in or are planning to enrol in for the duration of the scholarship. The scholarships cannot cover student services levys, administration fees, late payment penalties, etc.

Research Awards
The awards are designed to support overseas field work for your thesis and are normally awarded to MA or PhD by thesis students. The award can be used to cover economy airfares, accommodation, ground travel and living expenses whilst overseas. It cannot be used to cover living expenses whilst based at your home institution. If possible, costs will be pre-paid by us. In your application, include a draft itinerary of your travel plan, an estimated reasonable budget, and a short explanation as to your choice of location(s).

Who is eligible?

You must meet three simple criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • Applicants must be enrolled (or enrolling) for a post-graduate course of study (Hons, taught MA (MEuro), MA or PhD by thesis, or equivalent) at an EUCN partner university for the 2018 academic year.
  • Research topics must focus on the European Union. Students from all disciplines researching Europe and the EU either within New Zealand or the wider Pacific region are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be non-EU citizens or hold NZ citizenship or permanent residence (or will gain this by the enrolment date – proof will be required).

How to apply?

Applications for 2017 have closed.
Calls for applications will be published once a year on this website, normally around September.

  1. Collect the necessary documents (see below) and save them into ONE pdf file (any scanner on campus can do this, or ask one of the staff to help you).
  2. Complete the online Application Form and upload the pdf file before the submission deadline.
  3. Submit your application.
  4. Ensure your academic referee emails us a pdf of your reference letter or fills in the appropriate form.

Note: You can apply for both a tuition fees scholarship and a research award. You must complete an individual application for both categories. However, successful candidates will receive a maximum of one award (no matter how many applications you put in).

Required Documents

  • A one page summary of your thesis research or intended courses of study. If you have previously received funding from the EUCN or NCRE please outline how your project has progressed. If you apply for a Research Award you must include a draft itinerary included estimated costs and timing. This is not needed if you apply for a tuition fees scholarship.
  • Your CV which must be no longer than one page in length and should focus on both academic and employment/volunteering information, with particular reference to your research.
  • Your academic record (transcript) from your university, containing your academic history. This must either be signed or certified by the university or a supervisor.
  • Your academic Referee must email us a pdf reference letter or complete the form below.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions on the degrees, courses, structure, or anything academic, please email or talk to
Prof Martin Holland  in Logie 402 or
Dr Serena Kelly in Logie 416.

For any administrative questions (or scanner issues) please email or talk to
Megan Thompson in Logie 412 or
Yvonne Grosch in Logie 415.