Department of Computer Science


Scholarships and awards


Each year, the University of Auckland awards scholarships and prizes to thousands of students. Computer Science students are encouraged to make the most of what is offered.

The Computer Science Department acknowledges the excellence of its students by awarding the following scholarships, prizes and awards. A prize-giving celebration is held early in December every year.

The Scholarships Office can provide more information about scholarships and awards.

 

EROAD Scholarship in Software Development


Purpose

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to assist and encourage students undertaking study towards a Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Computer Science.

Eligibility
  • Students currently in Stage III of a BSc majoring in Computer Science
  • Academic merit
  • Communication skills
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Potential to contribute to the Software Development industry
  • Demonstrate a genuine passion for a career in technology
Award $5,000 for one year
Application Apply to the Scholarships Office by 31 August
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John Butcher One-Tick Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in Computer Science


Purpose The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support students undertaking honours, masters or doctoral level study in Computer Science. This scholarship is funded by Leonid Frants, one of the first Computer Science graduates who went on to establish financial software companies in the USA.
Eligibility
  • Full-time study in a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Master of Science or PhD in Computer Science.
  • The basis of selection will be academic merit, quality and nature of the proposed research and potential to succeed or contribute to the field of computer science.
Award $8,000 for one year
Application Apply to the Scholarships Office by 31 July
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Bob Doran Undergraduate Scholarship in Computer Science


Purpose The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support a final-year undergraduate student who is intending to continue on to postgraduate study. The Scholarship is funded by Leonid Frants, one of the first Computer Science graduates who went on to establish financial software companies in the USA. 
Eligibility
  • Full-time study in their final year of a degree of Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science.
  • The basis of selection will be academic merit, intention to enrol into postgraduate study at the University of Auckland and potential to contribute to the field of computer science.
Award $5,000 for one year
Application Apply to the Scholarships Office by 31 July
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Potentia Undergraduate Scholarship in Computer Science


Purpose The main purpose of the Scholarship is to provide assistance to a Bachelor of Science student with a demonstrated interest in software development who is studying Stage III courses in Computer Science. The Scholarship was established in 2013 and is funded by Potentia Ltd, an IT recruitment specialist company.
Eligibility
  • The basis of selection will be academic merit and potential to contribute to software development in New Zealand.
  • Applicants must be enrolled and have paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time enrolment in a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and be undertaking Stage III courses related to software development.
  • Applicants must be currently undertaking, or have already completed, COMPSCI 230 Software Construction.
Award Up to $5,000 for one year
Application Apply to the Scholarships Office by 31 March
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KiwiPlan NZ Limited Scholarships


Purpose The main purpose of the Scholarships is to provide support for computer science students in their final year of study. The Scholarships were established in 2000 and are financed by Signode Packaging Group NZ (formerly known as Kiwiplan NZ Limited), an IT company, specialising in computer systems for the paper packaging industry.
Eligibility
  • A GPA of 6.00 or above
  • Study and experience of direct relevance in computer science
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Excellent project management and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated skills as a self-starter
  • Interest in the development of software for manufacturing industries.

Up to three Scholarships will be awarded to Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science; Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Information Systems; Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering; or appropriate Bachelor of Technology candidates, who have enrolled and have paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time study in the Department of Computer Science.

Award $4,500 for one year
Application Apply to the Scholarships Office by 31 July
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Orion Awards for Excellence in Computer Science


Purpose The purpose is to support a student who is in their final year of a GradDipSci (Computer Science), PGDipSci (Computer Science), BSc (Hons), BTech (IT), BE(SE), BSc/BCom or MSc Degree in Computer Science at the University of Auckland and who demonstrates the greatest potential to become an outstanding professional in the area of Information Technology and Computer Science. The Award was established in 1998 by Orion Health to encourage excellence in Information Technology and Computer Science.
Eligibility
  • Previous academic results
  • Technical ability
  • Quality of any academic research
  • Communication skills
  • Team working ability
  • General contribution to university activities
Award $2,500 for one year and certificate
Application Apply to the Scholarships Office by 31 October
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Institute of IT Professionals Cup and Shield


Sponsor This prestigious annual award is sponsored by the Insitute of IT Professionals (formally the New Zealand Computer Society)
Eligibility The Institute’s Auckland Branch offers a cup annually to the top student in Computer Science at Stage III and IV.
Award $150 book voucher and cup
Application The cup will be awarded in December.
No application needed
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Michael Lennon Award For Excellence in Information Technology


Eligibility

Awarded to the top student in the final year of the Bachelor of Technology (Information Technology) degree, in memory of Michael Lennon, an esteemed past staff member.

Award $500 and certificate
Application No application is needed
Awarded in December
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J.C. Butcher Award in Theoretical Computer Science


Eligibility Awarded to encourage outstanding performance in the study of Theoretical Computer Science. The award acknowledges a Stage III student who has demonstrated excellence in the field. J. C. Butcher is an acclaimed mathematician and the first Head of Department of the Computer Science.
Award $250 and certificate
Application

No application is needed
Awarded in December

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IET Prize


Eligibility Awarded to the best Bachelor of Technology (Information Technology) student in Part III by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
Award $300 (approx) and certificate awarded at the IET AGM in September
Application No application is needed
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Best student published paper award


Eligibility Awarded for the best student written paper.
The lead author must be supervised by a Computer Science staff member at the time of the paper submission.
Award 1st prize - $1,000 and certificate
2nd prize - $500 and certificate
Application No application needed
Nominations must be submitted by a staff member before 1 October
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Computer Science Poster Competition (sponsored by Orion)


Eligibility Open to all postgraduate research students in the Department of Computer Science.
Entrants should produce a poster representing their research.
Results are judged on both technical and artistic merit.
Award 1st prize - $1,000 and certificate
2nd prize - $500 and certificate
Application Postgraduate students will be emailed the details of the competition in Semester Two
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Computer Science Graduate Student Travel (CSGST) Award


Purpose

This award is for postgraduate travel-related costs. It is offered to postgraduate Computer Science students who have accepted papers at peer-reviewed conferences listed by the CORE / ERA and have at least a B rank. (If the conference is not in the CORE list, a written justification of the need for participation has to be provided together with the application (this may include doctoral symposia)).

The CSGST Award is managed by the Department's Research Committee and is supported by contributions from PBRF funding.

Eligibility

The following students may apply:

  • MSc and honours students - once during their course of study
  • PhD students - up to three times during their study with no more than one application per year
Award

Every award covers the trip costs up to and no more than $500 for local travel, $1,200 for Australian travel, and 2,800 for Europe, Asia or America travel. The remaining sum must be covered from other fund sources (e.g. provided by the supervisor or other University funds).

Note: Awards are provided while the funds allocated for the current teaching year are still available. The award cannot be used after ending the study term and can be obtained only once per teaching year.

Application

Expressions of interest should be sent to the CSGST supervisor, Dr Chia-Yen Chen chia-yen.chen@auckland.ac.nz, City Campus office 303.528.

Applications are considered in order of submission and will be considered until the fund is exhausted.

Applications should to be submitted only after the paper submitted is accepted for presentation.

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