Undergraduate scholarships

Alongside the University of Auckland scholarships, we also offer major scholarships to new Creative Arts and Industries students.

University of Auckland school-leaver scholarships

University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarships

University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships

  • Up to $20,000 over three years for accommodation and/or study assistance.
  • Applicable study: Students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school.
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • $20,000 over three years for accommodation and study assistance.
  • Applicable study: Māori students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school.
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • $20,000 over three years for accommodation and study assistance.
  • Applicable study: Pacific students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school.
  • Closing dates and further information

Bath Street Arts Trust Scholarship

  • Up to $6,000 each year for up to four years for tuition fees.
  • Applicable study: Students who are studying towards their first undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland, who have demonstrated financial need and whose family has a background in the creative arts.
  • Closing dates and further information

Creative Arts and Industries scholarships

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries Student Support Award

Creative Arts and Industries Entry level Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Up to $5,000 for one year for assistance.
  • Applicable study: First year of study for a BAS, BDes, BFA, BMus, BDanceSt, BUrbPlan(Hons) or a conjoint degree in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.
  • Closing dates and further information

Dulcie Bowman Memorial Scholarship

  • Up to $4,500 
  • Applicable study: Women students with a hearing disability, who are enrolled in their second or subsequent year of any Programme.
  • Closing dates and further information

Major scholarships available to Architecture undergraduate students

Canterbury Architects' Scholarship

Jasmax Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students

Lane Capital Scholarships

  • Up to $5,000 each year for the first undergraduate degree.
  • Applicable study: First undergraduate degree in Architecture, Business and Economics, Engineering or Science at the University of Auckland.
  • Closing dates and further information

Murray Wren Undergraduate Scholarship in Architecture

  • Up to $15,000 each year for up to three years for assistance.
  • Applicable study: School leavers who are intending to enrol in a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of Auckland.
  • Closing dates and further information

Rewi Thompson Undergraduate Scholarship in Architecture

RTA Studio Award for Māori Architecture Students

Major scholarships available to Design undergraduate students

Bachelor of Design Bring Your Own Device Award

Bachelor of Design Game-Changer Scholarship

  • Up to $5,000 each year for assistance with study for up to three years.
  • Applicable study: First year of undergraduate Bachelor of Design degree programme.
  • Closing dates and further information

Bachelor of Design Award for Māori Students

Bachelor of Design Award for Pacific Students

Major scholarships available to Fine Arts undergraduate students

Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship

Major scholarships available to Music undergraduate students

Beatrice Ratcliffe Entry-Level Scholarship in Music

  • Up to $5,000 for one year for assistance.
  • Applicable study: Year 13 at a New Zealand Secondary School and intending to enrol full-time in a Bachelor of Music or conjoint degree in the School of Music in the following year.
  • Closing dates and further information

Evelyn M Harrison Scholarships

  • Up to $10,000 for one year for assistance and support.
  • Applicable study: Student of singing enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in the University of Auckland’s School of Music.
  • Closing dates and further information

George Turner Wilson Music Trust Scholarships - Senior Awards

Greta Ostova Violoncello Scholarship

John Baros Scholarship in Music

Kathleen Mary Reardon Travelling Scholarship in Music

Marie D'Albini Scholarship

Pears-Britten Scholarship in Singing

Swedlund Music Bursary

Taurus Charitable Trust Entry-Level Scholarships in Music

  • Up to $4,000 for one year for assistance with study.
  • Applicable study: School leavers who are intending to enrol full-time in a Bachelor of Music or conjoint degree in the School of Music.
  • Closing dates and further information

More scholarships

You might be pleasantly surprised at the amount of scholarships available.

Find out more about scholarships and awards.