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University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $10,000 each for tuition fees

Closing dates for applications

Next: 20 April 2020

Bi-annually: 21 November (Semester One intake) and 20 April (Semester Two intake)

Length of award

1 year

Number of awards offered

Up to 50

Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to attract new international students of high calibre to enrol in undergraduate and postgraduate taught study of one year or more at the University of Auckland.

Selection criteria

New international students who have received an unconditional offer, or English Language Academy (ELA) students who have received a conditional offer, of study to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters (taught) of 120points or more, or an undergraduate degree (applying with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications) at the University of Auckland are eligible for consideration for this Scholarship. Students who have already commence dstudy at the University of Auckland will not be eligible to apply.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The basis of selection will be academic merit, the quality of the letter of application and endorsement by the applicant’s referee (see Note ii). The country of origin of the applicant may be considered by the selection committee to align with the University’s strategic aims.

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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How and when do students learn of the decision?

Approximately six weeks after the Scholarships close.

Decision makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the Deputy Vice Chancellor Strategic Engagement (or nominee), the Director International (or nominee), and two faculty representatives from the International Committee.

History or background of award

The University of Auckland International Student Scholarships (Postgraduate) were established in 2016.

Additional information

Students must be enrolled as “on Campus” registrations. Students enrolling as distance education students will not be eligible to apply.

Students enrolling in a GSM or Research Masters are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Undergraduate students from University of Auckland Foundation Providers (ACG and Taylors College) and New
Zealand high-school leavers are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
For the purpose of these Scholarships, academic merit is assessed as an Admissions Grade Point Average or Grade
Point Equivalent (GPE).
Compulsory fees are those only related to the relevant programme of study, plus Student Services Fee.
Students must be enrolled as “on Campus” registrations. Students enrolling as distance education students will not be
eligible to apply.
International students are students who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia.


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 March 2020.