University Preparation Award - New Start

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What does the scholarship get me?

up to $750

Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 July 2020

Closing date: Semester One: 4 April and Semester Two: 30 July

Length of award

1 Semester.

Number of awards offered

Up to 2

Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Award is to assist potential students who wish to pursue a New Start Programme at the University of Auckland and who have demonstrated financial need.

Selection criteria

In making this award, the New Start Programme Manager shall give consideration to the applicant's:

a) reasons for enrolling in a New Start programme;
b) need for financial assistance;
c) aspirations for future study at the University of Auckland

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The basis of selection will be academic performance, course attendance and potential to succeed.

Academic performance is based on a minimum GPA of 6.0 (equivalent to a B+ average) throughout the New Start Programme.

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.
Scholarship Page
Online Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Approximately six weeks after closing date by letter or email.

Decision makers

The Selection Committee will comprise the New Start Programme Manager (or nominee), the Tertiary Foundation Coordinator (or nominee) and the Mature Students and New Start Student Club President (or nominee).

History or background of award

The Awards are funded by New Start, Tertiary Foundation and administered by the University of Auckland Scholarships Office.

Additional information

Academic performance is based on a minimum GPA of 6.0 (equivalent to a B+ average) throughout the New Start Programme.

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 June 2020.