2023 Post Graduate Geothermal Scholarship

Ngati Tuwharetoa (BOP) Settlement Trust is offering a scholarship/s for Adult Registered Beneficiaries to study towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology.

Value of Scholarship:     Cost of course fees

To be eligible for a scholarship:

  1. You MUST be registered with Ngati Tuwharetoa (BOP) Settlement Trust at the time you apply, and
  2. You MUST be accepted by Auckland University to attend this course.

Payment will be made upon receipt of a fees tax invoice for the Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology. Please note this course is being offered in Semester 2 - July to November.

The 2023 course starts on 1 July 2023 - Semester 2 (Fulltime). Partime option available.




The Post Graduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology is a course aimed at training engineering and science graduates for work in the geothermal industry. The programme is run through the Geothermal Institute within the Faculty of Engineering of Auckland University and consists of three papers and a project. It covers geothermal science and technology, geosciences and field studies. The postgraduate certificate is run over one semester and is followed by the New Zealand Geothermal Workshop.

For more information about the course visit:


Specific Maori Scholarships

The Māori Education Trust provides and administers scholarships in education for Māori students.

The Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarships are available every year for full time study at any New Zealand Polytechnic, Wānanga or University.  These scholarships are administered by Te Tumu Paeroa.

The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships are available for enterprising, innovative and influential Māori, who meet the criteria and possess characteristics that are identified as being consistent with those of the 28th Māori Battalion.

Te Kohanga Reo National Trust offer Annual Scholarships to Kōhanga graduates that subscribe to "He Manu Pīrere". Applicants must satisfy a list of criteria. 

BDO Sir Henare Ngata Scholarship - BDO New Zealand are offering national scholarships for Māori accounting in their final year of study.

The scholarship will consist of:

  • Financial assistance for study related costs $7,500
  • Internship at a BDO firm
  • Registration for Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa hui and related costs up to $1,500 
  • Mentorship with BDO for final year of study (March to November) 

Applications open Wednesday 1st March 2023 for students who will be finishing their final or penultimate year of tertiary study as an accountant at a recognised New Zealand institute in 2023. 

Scholarships linked to Specific Careers

Forestry Scholarships - Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau 

Ministry for Primary Industries is offering scholarships for Māori and/or female students enrolling in a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering.

Horticultural Scholarships

Horticulture New Zealand offer Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Industry Training Scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000.

Teaching Scholarships - Teach NZ offers a variety of scholarships focused on areas where teachers are most needed.

Health Scholarships -  Kia Ora Hauora is a Māori Health workforce development programme aimed at students and current health sector workers to promote health careers as a great career choice. Students can access health careers information and a scholarship database.

Economics, Finance and Banking Scholarships - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand offers two scholarships for students studying Economics, Finance and Banking at a New Zealand University including a Maori and Pacific Island Scholarship. 

Accounting Scholarship - The NZICA Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship was developed under the Leading Light Scholarship programme in conjunction with Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (National Māori Accountants Network). The scholarship assists a young Māori student to excel in accounting and contribute to the successful economic development of the Māori community.

Scholarship Databases  

Career New Zealand has resources for Māori students looking for scholarships and the Ministry of Education includes links a range of scholarships available to assist people wishing to study in New Zealand's tertiary education sector.

StudySpy is a free course comparison tool and scholarship index.

Universities New Zealand  has information on scholarships for study in New Zealand's universities or overseas.

The Scholarships Committee of Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara administers a wide range of nationally available undergraduate and postgraduate awards.  Many tertiary institutions offer scholarships, including some specifically for Māori students.  Check these out on their individual websites.