Kick Start Maori and Pacific Award

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $2,000 pa

Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 January 2022

Applications close with the Scholarships Office on 15 January in the year of the award

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

Up to 4

Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Award is to assist Māori and Pacific Island students with set up costs for their first year in the Faculty of Engineering.

Selection criteria

To take up and be paid the Award, candidates must be enrolled and have paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time enrolment in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree at the University of Auckland.

The Award is tenable by students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand and who are of Māori orPacific descent.

The basis of selection will be academic merit based on results at Level 2 or higher in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) or an equivalent qualification and the applicant’s personality and drive demonstrated in their personal statement and interview (if required).

How do students apply?

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed 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.
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Decision makers

The Award will be made by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) (or nominee), the Associate Dean (Students) (or nominee) and the Student Development and Engagement Manager (or nominee) from the Faculty of Engineering

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.