AUT Undergraduate Scholarships - Maori Advancement

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $7,000 towards fees

Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 November 2019

November each year

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The office of Māori Advancement offers AUT Undergraduate Scholarships - Māori Advancement to Māori students for undergraduate study at AUT. The office works closely with AUT Māori staff, students and the wider community in advising and implementing Mātauranga Māori kaupapa throughout AUT.
AUT Undergraduate Scholarships are available to high achieving full-time students undertaking undergraduate degree programme 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

These scholarships are open to Māori  students demonstrating all-round ability and leadership potential. Applicants applying under this category must declare that they are of Māori  descent and also have declared this ethnicity in the ARION system.

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 each year during the tenure of the scholarship. Permission to study less than 120pts will only be given in exceptional circumstances.
·         The award will be paid as a contribution to fees only. The scholar may hold other scholarships with the approval of the Scholarships Office.
·         Except in cases where there are compelling medical reasons or adverse personal circumstances beyond a student’s control, the uptake of scholarships cannot be deferred.
·         Scholars who are awarded a scholarship under financial hardship will be required to meet with a Student Hub Advisor for budget advice.
·         Scholars must be enrolled continuously in their programme of study during the year of award.  Deferral and suspension requests must be made in writing to the Scholarships Office and will be approved only for compelling medical or personal circumstances.
·         Scholars who pass all papers and meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible to re-apply for an AUT Undergraduate Scholarship (Fees) to support further years of study.
·         A scholar who does not complete at least two semesters of study at AUT may be required to pay back the full value of the scholarship received.

How do students apply?

Applications will open in October.  Application is through the AUT online scholarship portal.  Applicants must complete the AUT Undergraduate Scholarship Application online through the AUT Scholarships Database 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.   Māori  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 closing date.

Decision makers

The Office of Māori Advancement

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

The scholarship consists of up to a $7,000 contribution towards fees.   

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 August 2019.