Scholarships available to both Masters and undergraduate students in the fields of fisheries science and marine biology.

In collaboration with Fisheries New Zealand we are offering scholarships to both Masters and undergraduate students.

2024 Masters Scholarships in Quantitative Fisheries Science 

Masters Scholarships are available for Masters Students in the field of quantitative marine science, particularly stock assessment modelling or ecosystem modelling.

Scholarship value:

  • $20,000 per year for up to 2 years. 

How to apply:

Key dates:

  • Applications close 15 November, 2023

2024 Undergraduate scholarships in Quantitative Marine Biology 

Fisheries New Zealand is offering undergraduate scholarships to students interested in a double major in mathematics or statistics combined with biology or marine biology.

Students will be eligible to apply if their degree will include:

  • a minimum of 1 statistics, mathematics or computing course in 2nd year, and 
  • will either undertake or will have completed, 2 statistics, mathematics or computing courses, as well as a marine biology course in 3rd year, 

Applicants with a strong quantitative background will be favoured. 

Scholarship value:

  • $5000 to support the final year of an undergraduate degree or an Honours year

How to apply:

Key dates:

  • Applications close 15 November, 2023


2023 PhD or Master’s Scholarship - Potential new frontier in wastewater treatment: Boosting sulphur-based denitrification using cable bacteria

We offer a full M.Eng. or Ph.D. scholarship as part of an MBIE-funded SMART Idea project titled: “Cable bacteria biofilm reactor for low-cost, zero-emissions removal of nitrate from wastewater”.

The successful candidate will be part of a team that will pioneer the commercial development of a small-footprint carbon-independent wastewater denitrification in NZ. Specifically, they will be among the first to explore the incorporation of cable bacteria to boost efficiencies in wastewater denitrification. Supervisors This project is a collaboration between NIWA, the University of Auckland, and ESR. It is envisaged that this position will be based at the University of Auckland School of Engineering. 

Dr. Wei-Qin Zhuang (University of Auckland, [email protected]) Dr. Louise Weaver (ESR, [email protected]) Dr. Alvin N. Setiawan (NIWA, [email protected]) Scholarship value

It comes with a full tuition fee cover for up to 1.5 years for M.Eng. or 3 years for Ph.D., and a tax-free scholarship.   

How to apply

Enquiries/applications should be directed to Dr. Wei-Qin Zhuang ([email protected]) and Dr. Louise Weaver ([email protected]). More

Key dates

  • Applications will remain open until the position is filled.  
  • Start date: Negotiable.