Scholarships for Pacific students

University of Auckland scholarships

Photo of Kalisiana in her graduation regalia, standing in front of her family
Scholarship recipient Kalisiana Buliruarua

Undergraduate scholarships

  • University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships
    Supports students who have achieved academically, but are experiencing hardships that potentially limit their opportunities or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal circumstances. Value: $6,000 to $20,000 over three years.
  • Tuākana Scholarships for Māori and Pacific students
    Supports Māori and Pacific students enrolled in final year of an undergraduate degree who have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher, have demonstrated participation in the Tuākana programme, and who intend to pursue a postgraduate degree. Value: $2,500.

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Guaranteed postgraduate scholarships

Guaranteed scholarships are available to support high-achieving students.

  • University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships
    Māori and domestic Pacific students with a GPA of 7.5 or above will be guaranteed a scholarship. Domestic and international candidates with a GPA (or equivalent) of 7.0 or above will also be considered for a scholarship.

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External scholarships

There are numerous awards administered by external providers that Pacific students can apply for.

  • givME offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals, including scholarships from Māori organisations and iwi.
  • The Toloa Scholarships are funded by the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and intended for students studying STEM-related degrees.
  • These scholarships administered by external providers may also be of interest to you.

Scholarships Office

The Scholarships Office also has information about the hundreds of other academic awards and scholarships available at our University.


Scholarships and awards

Contact us

Contact the Pacific Equity Adviser if you would like to talk to someone about scholarships and awards available to Pacific students, or if you are a Careers Adviser and would like to set up a scholarships workshop at your school.

Lynn Su'a

Pacific Equity Adviser
East Wing ClockTower
Level 1, Room 108A
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84309
Fax: +64 9 373 7948