Freemasons Scholarships

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What does the scholarship get me?

For: Assistance with study

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 October 2022

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered

20 University Scholarships and 8 Postgraduate Scholarships.

Purpose of award

The Freemasons Scholarships are to assist able students who are active in their involvement in the community, to complete their university education in their chosen field. 

Selection criteria

This year eight Postgraduate Scholarships of $10,000 each and 20 University Scholarships of $6,000 each will be offered to students attending universities at: Auckland, AUT, Waikato, Masssey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln, and Otago. 

Applicable study:Bachelors degree, Bachelors (Hons), Graduate Diploma, PGDip, Masters degree (Research) or Doctorate degree in any subject

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Scholarship applications will usually open around 6 weeks before the closing date.  We recommend you check the form early for any request sections, in case a referee or supervisor is required to support your application and to familiarise yourself with the form.  Apart from any sections that are sent to a referee to endorse, you can go in to your form and amend your answers for all other sections up to the closing date.  All sections (including any request sections) must be submitted by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise).   We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Successful scholars are expected to use their scholarship to defray expenses related to their attendance at University.

How do students apply?

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.
University of Auckland Regulations
University of Auckland Details and Application Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

In addition, all scholars will be required to attend an award presentation in May.

Decision makers

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

History or background of award

The Freemasons Scholarships are provided annually by Freemasons New Zealand and are administered by The Freemasons Charity.

Additional information

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For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in October 2020.