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What does the scholarship get me?

$7,000 contribution to fees

Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 June 2022

June and November each yearSubject to funding availability

Length of award

The scholarship is awarded for one year only.

Number of awards offered

Varies depending on funding

Purpose of award

AUT Undergraduate Scholarships are available to high achieving full-time students undertaking undergraduate degree programmes of study at AUT who are entering the second or third year of their undergraduate degree. Students undertaking a four year undergraduate degree programme may apply for support for their fourth year.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be studying at AUT and be completing their second, fourth or sixth semester of study at the time of application.
Applicants should normally either:
(a) achieve a GPA of 7.0 (A-) across a minimum of 120pts in the year of application; or
(b) have either contributed at a high level to the University or community, or have proven financial hardship and achieve a minimum GPA of 6.5 (B+/A-) across a minimum of 120pts in the year of application; or
(c) be recorded as having Māori or Pacific first ethnicity in ARION and achieve a minimum GPA of 5.0 (B) across a minimum of 120pts in the last completed year of study.
GPA eligibility will be assessed by the Scholarships Office once semester results are final. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are making a significant contribution to the University or community.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The award of this scholarship is conditional on the student enrolling in the second or subsequent year of the undergraduate degree programme.  Scholars will enrol in no less than 120pts during the tenure of the scholarship.

How do students apply?

Application is through the AUT online scholarship portal from early October or early May each year. All documentation must be received by the closing date.
• A one-page personal statement outlining the applicant’s academic goals and career aspirations. Applicants must state why they believe they merit the scholarship. If the applicant is applying under the category Māori and Pacific students must outline their cultural involvement.
• The personal statement should also include an outline of recent leadership positions or responsibilities the applicant has held within the University or community.
• If an applicant wishes to be considered under the Financial Hardship category they must address this in their personal statement and upload evidence of their financial position i.e. an IRD statement of income and provide the details of a referee, other than a family member or friend, who can support the applicant’s financial need.
• A copy of the applicant’s transcript will be added to the application by the Scholarships Office once semester 2 grades have been finalized.
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

As soon as possible after the panel have met.

Decision makers

Applications will be reviewed by a panel comprising representatives of the University Scholarships Committee or their nominee.
Preference will be given to applicants who have previously received the AUT School Leaver Scholarship for their first year of study.

History or background of award

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides undergraduate scholarships to recognise student academic achievement and contribution to the University. As well as recognising academic achievement these scholarships also recognise potential leadership.

Additional information

Scholarships will be available under the categories below:
• Academic Excellence
• Significant Student: Contribution at a high level to the University or community. Applicants under this category must hold leadership positions and/or be active in cultural pursuits or sport at a representative level.
• Kiwa: Māori and Pacific students demonstrating all-round ability and leadership potential. Applicants applying under this category must declare that they are of Māori or Pacific descent and also have declared this ethnicity in the ARION system.
• New Horizons: Students whose secondary schooling was at a Decile 1 -4 Auckland School, or who can demonstrate significant financial hardship. List of schools attached (Appendix 1).

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 May 2022.