University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarships

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What does the scholarship get me?

$20,000 paid over 3 years

Closing dates for applications

Next: 2 September 2023

2 Sep 20

Length of award

First three full-time years of an undergraduate degree programme

Number of awards offered

Up to 25

Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to recognise and reward exceptional academic performance combined with outstanding sporting, artistic, cultural and / or leadership achievements among Māori students. The provision of University accommodation is designed to provide the best student experience and promote excellent academic outcomes. 

Selection criteria

Māori students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

$20,000 paid over 3 years, comprising a guaranteed funded place in University of Auckland catered accommodation in the first year and four lump sum payments in the second and third years (see Regs. 2 and 3)

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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Online Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

First three full-time years of an undergraduate degree programme

Decision makers

Selection process:  Application is made to the Scholarships Office A Review Committee assesses the applications The Scholarship is awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Review Committe

History or background of award

The Scholarship was established in 2016 and is funded by the University of Auckland. 

Additional information

For: Accommodation and study assistance

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

Janey Walker
Scholarships Regulations and Communications Adviser
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92 019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
+64 9 3737 599 ext 87242


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 January 2022.