Entry-level and first-year scholarships
If you are a new student enrolling at The University of Auckland, you may be eligible for a scholarship—regardless of your background or where you live.
Second-year student Brierley Penn believes getting involved in lots of groups at school is the key to winning a University of Auckland Scholarship.
University of Auckland Scholarship
If you are a school-leaver, you can apply for a University of Auckland Scholarship which rewards academic excellence, all round ability and leadership potential.
University of Auckland Alumni Scholarships
If you are experiencing financial hardship, ask about Alumni Scholarships, which help students who would otherwise not be able to attend university for financial reasons.
University of Auckland Jubilee Awards
The new University of Auckland Jubilee Awards support academic merit, motivation to succeed at university and financial need. These provide first-year school-leaver and non-school-leaver undergraduates with $2,000 per annum for three years.
University of Auckland Chancellor’s Awards for Top Māori and Pacific Scholars
If you're a Māori or Pacific Island school-leavers, you can apply for The University of Auckland Chancellor’s Awards for Top Māori and Pacific Scholars.
Faculty of Engineering Kick Start scholarships
If you're a school-leaver studying Engineering, you can apply for a number of Kick Start scholarships.
Many of our faculties offer scholarships for school-leavers entering the University from specific backgrounds, and for new students embarking on a particular course of study. There are also scholarships for those enrolling at the University for the first time, but not straight out of school.
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Originally from Wanganui High School where she was Head of Academia, Brierley was also involved in debating (nationally and internationally), the school choir, the school newspaper and volunteered for groups such as Amnesty International, World Vision and the Wanganui District Youth Council.
"I think it's important to be involved as possible while you're at school, because once you get to University there's just not enough time to be involved in such a wide range of activities. What was awesome about school, 7th form in particular, was finding out what I really enjoyed and those are the things that I carried on this year, like debating."
Brierley is finding her University of Auckland Scholarship (which pays all tuition fees and also $5,000 per annum for out of Auckland students) "so helpful" as it has eased the financial pressures of University study. "I've been able to enrol in Summer School these holidays without having to worry about working," she says.
Brierley is currently studying a BCom/LLB conjoint and is also planning on taking French.
You can read about Brierley's first-year experiences at The University of Auckland on the student blog The Inside Word.
The Inside Word
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Find out what its like to be a University of Auckland student. Our student bloggers write about their experiences on and off campus. Visit The Inside Word.
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