School-leaver and first-year scholarships for The University of Auckland

If you are a new student here at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland, you may be eligible for a scholarship – regardless of your background or where you live.

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It’s an exciting time! You’re finishing school this year or next, looking ahead and thinking about where to from here. Or you may be enrolled in a university preparation program, eager to take the next step.

If university study is a possibility, did you know that you could be eligible for a scholarship? This can help you financially, while you adjust to a whole new exciting phase in your life.

Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland offers several hundred scholarships every year to new students embarking on undergraduate study. These scholarships can support you to achieve amazing things in your work and communities.

As well as the scholarships funded centrally by the University, individual faculties and generous donors also provide a wide range of scholarships for new undergraduate students.

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School-leaver scholarships

University of Auckland 140th Anniversary Academic ScholarshipThis year marks the 140th Anniversary of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland.

To commemorate this important milestone, a new scholarship is being awarded to recognize excellent academic achievement to secondary school or kura students who applied for one or more of the following Scholarships:  the University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship, the University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarship, the University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence Scholarship, or the University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship – School Leavers.

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 The University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship

Rewards exceptional academic performance combined with outstanding sporting, artistic,
cultural and/or leadership achievements.

The University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarship

Recognizes exceptional academic success from Māori tauira who have either engaged in Te Ao Māori, their community, the arts or played a leadership role in sports or cultural contexts.

The University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence Scholarship

Recognizes students with Pacific heritage, who have excellent academic records and active participation in community, cultural, and other activities.

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The University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship – School Leavers

Supports students demonstrating academic achievement (taking into account a number of factors that can impact an individual’s ability to participate fully at university).

The University of Auckland Waka Moana Scholarship

To recognize Māori tauira potential who have strong engagement in either Te Ao Māori, their community, the arts, or played an exceptional leadership role in sports or cultural contexts, as well as demonstrating academic ability.

The University of Auckland Vaka Moana Scholarship

To recognize indigenous Pacific students who have strong engagement with their school and community, or the arts, or played an exceptional leadership role in sports or cultural contexts, as well as demonstrating academic ability.

Applications for these scholarships for 2024 are Still ongoing