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Business Undergraduate International Exchange Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

$5,000 for each recipient

Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 May 2020

The closing dates are 15 May (for exchange semester 2) and extended to 28 October (for exchange semester 1).

Length of award

One semester, to students currently studying in the Bachelor of Business programme to support the travel and accommodation costs associated with their approved international exchange.

Number of awards offered

Five Business International Exchange Scholarships offered per semester

Purpose of award

To enable students, in the Bachelor of Business, to undertake international exchanges at business schools in the USA, Canada, UK or France. Other destinations may be considered and approved on a case-by-case basis by the Business International Exchange Selection Panel. The aim of the Business International Exchange Scholarship is to offer assistance to students when, due to financial circumstances, it would be difficult for them to undertake an exchange.

Selection criteria

Applicants for these scholarships must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
•Be enrolled full-time in the AUT Bachelor of Business in either the second or third year of their studies, at the time of application for the international exchange programme.
•Demonstrate a satisfactory academic record normally with a minimum B grade average.
•Be accepted for an international exchange by an AUT Business School approved business school
partner in the USA, Canada, UK or France; or as approved by the Business International Exchange
Scholarship Selection Panel.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients must write a report and submit the report to the Business School Associate Dean International and the Trust on their exchange experience and the outcomes from it within one month of the completion of their exchange.

How do students apply?

Application is through the AUT on-line scholarship application portal: Applicants must upload to their application:
•A written statement outlining (1) which business school the applicant has been accepted into and why they chose that school; (2) how the international exchange experience will benefit the applicant; (3) the financial circumstances that would make it difficult to undertake an overseas exchange; and (4) the ability to fund the balance of the costs associated with the exchange if their application is successful (a one semester exchange generally incurs a cost of $10,000-$12,000 depending on the destination).
Applicants must nominate two referees through the portal; referees will be contacted to provide a reference statement through the portal.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

Recipients will be selected by the scholarship selection panel. The decision of the scholarship selection panel is final.

Decision makers

Comprising the Business School Associate Dean International and the nominated representative of the Trust.

History or background of award

The Business school, in conjunction with a generous donation from a familty trust is pleased to be able to offer this scholarship.

Additional information

Recipients must complete the exchange as approved.

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

Auckland University of Technology
+64 9 921 9837


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 2019.