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Scholarships and awards

Give your career a boost with a scholarship or award.

Pathways Scholarship

These scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Students are required to have a GPA of 7 (A-) or above. Full and part time students are eligible to apply. 

Applications are closed for 2021 and will reopen for 2022 in November.

Graduate Research Fund changes (from April 2021)

Starting in April 2021 there will be two separate funds for postgraduate research within the Institute of Education.

The first fund will be for doctoral students.  The second fund will be for masters thesis students.

Doctoral Research Grant

This grant is given each year to doctoral students, who are making satisfactory progress in their research. The grant provides $1500 per year up to a maximum of $4500 following a successful confirmation.

To access the grant, students submit a budget, signed off by their supervisor, between 1 April - 20 May. Submissions are sent to Sue Richards and payments are made in May. The grant is intended to be used for costs that will support the doctoral student to engage in successful research. This may include direct research costs, travel for research, childcare, or other expenses incurred by doctoral students.

For existing students part way through a doctorate, any payment already received from the previous GRF will be deducted from new total amount of $4500. For existing students who were waiting to apply to the GRF you can request a special exemption to receive a larger amount of funding in 2021 or 2022 to cover previous years of study, which you could not have claimed for. All new students can only request the annual amount of $1500. The total amount can be no more than $4500.

Doctoral Research Grant Application Guidelines 2021.pdf (136 KB)

Doctoral Research Grant Application FILLABLE FORM.pdf (191 KB)

Masters Thesis Fund

This fund is by application and is intended to help with costs related to carrying out the research. The purpose of the fund is to help remove the barriers of research related expenses that may inhibit students from completing successful research. The fund is available to students completing 90 or 120 credit thesis.

The fund provides up to $500 as a one-time payment.

Applications are due between June 1-30. Submissions are sent to Sue Richards. Applications will be reviewed by a two-person panel for completeness and justification of research expenses. Payments are made in July.

Master Thesis Fund Application Guidelines 2021.pdf (154 KB)

Masters Thesis Fund Application FILLABLE FORM.pdf (219 KB)

If you are an existing student and wish to discuss any previously approved claims that are not yet completed, please email Sue Richards ( )

Ministry of Education Subsidies for Education Courses

The Ministry of Education's Tertiary Fees Funding Support scheme supports primary and intermediate teachers to study key areas of learning and teaching.

Educational Psychology Internship Scholarships with the Ministry of Education 

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