Scholarships and awards

As a Māori or Pacific student, you can access a range of scholarships, awards and grants through the University or external organisations.

There are a wide range of scholarships and grants available to you, as an undergraduate or postgraduate Māori or Pacific student attending the Business School.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you wouldn’t be able to get a scholarship or grant because too many other students have applied or because you don’t meet the criteria. Also don’t be put off if the application form looks complicated and difficult to complete.

There are many grants and scholarships, which means that often the number of students applying for a particular scholarship or grant is fairly low.

The criteria described isn’t always rigidly applied – if you feel you are weak in some areas you may have other attributes that will outweigh that.

The Student Academic Advisory team in the Business Student Centre can help you complete your application.

So wouldn’t it be great to be receiving the financial support offered by a scholarship or grant? What have you got to lose – find the right scholarship or grant and put in an application!

Student recipients of scholarship

Undergraduate scholarships

Scholarships administered by the University of Auckland

As a University of Auckland student, you can apply for a wide range of scholarships and awards, based on your area of study, personal characteristics like Māori or Pacific ancestry, or study level.

To search all of our available scholarships, visit Find a scholarship or award.

To help you find suitable scholarships, you can visit filtered lists of scholarships for particular groups:

Scholarships, awards and grants administered by external providers

Scholarships and grants available from organisations and groups outside of the University.

  • Ngāpuhi Scholarship Awards
    Open to students who are registered on the Ngāpuhi Iwi Register who are studying full-time at a tertiary education institution.
  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Scholarship
    Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students enrolled in their final year of study at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute.
  • Ngāti Kahungunu General Scholarship
    For Ngāti Kahungunu students who are currently enrolled at a tertiary institution as a full time tauira in the third or final year of completing a degree or doing post graduate study.
  • Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust Scholarship
    Open to applicants in their final year of school, who are of Māori descent and iwi registered, preferably fluent in te reo Māori, and intending to enrol in a general business-related degree appropriate for a banking career at a tertiary institution in the following year.
  • Tarutaru me Ruapounamu Memorial Tertiary Scholarships
    Scholarships are for students who descend from Te Rarawa. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate active participation in their Te Rarawa marae/hapu, and who are willing to contribute to the ongoing development of the Iwi at some level.
  • PACIFICA Inc Northern Region Restart Tertiary Education Grant
    For a Pacific woman from the Northern region (upper North Island) who, through a change in circumstances (e.g. career, family, redundancy), is undertaking tertiary education. Note not for a school leaver. Must be enrolled full-time in tertiary education.

Postgraduate students

Scholarships administered by the University of Auckland

As a University of Auckland student, you can apply for a wide range of scholarships and awards, based on your area of study, personal characteristics like Māori or Pacific ancestry, or study level.

To search all of our available scholarships, visit Find a scholarship or award.

To help you find suitable scholarships, you can visit filtered lists of scholarships for particular groups:

Maori students

Pacific students

Scholarships, awards and grants administered by external providers

Scholarships and grants available from organisations and groups outside of the University.

  • Ngāti Kahungunu General Scholarship
    For Ngāti Kahungunu students who are currently enrolled at a tertiary institution as a full time tauira in the third or final year of completing a degree or doing post graduate study.
  • Tarutaru me Ruapounamu Memorial Tertiary Scholarships
    Scholarships are for students who descend from Te Rarawa. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate active participation in their Te Rarawa marae/hapu, and who are willing to contribute to the ongoing development of the Iwi at some level.
  • PACIFICA Inc Northern Region Restart Tertiary Education Grant
    For a Pacific woman from the Northern region (upper North Island) who, through a change in circumstances (e.g. career, family, redundancy), is undertaking tertiary education. Note not for a school leaver. Must be enrolled full-time in tertiary education.

Student Academic Advisers

For more information and assistance with an application contact:

Lisa Filitonga
Student Academic Adviser - Pacific
Email: l.filitonga@auckland.ac.nz

Ruby Timmo
Student Academic Adviser - Māori
Email: r.timmo@auckland.ac.nz

They are located in the Business Student Centre, Level 1, Sir Owen G Glenn Building.