Undergraduate scholarships

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

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University of Auckland school-leaver scholarships

University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarships

  • One year of catered accommodation in a University of Auckland Hall of Residence plus $4,000 paid in two lump sums in Semester One and Two.
  • Applicable study: Students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school or kura.
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships

  • The scholarship is awarded in three tiers, and is paid over three years. Tier 1: One year of catered accommodation in a University of Auckland Hall of Residence plus $4,000 paid in four lump sums over the second and third years; Tier 2: $10,000 payable over three years; Tier 3: $6,000 payable over three years.
  • Applicable study: Students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school or kura.
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship – Pathway Programme Students

  • The scholarship is awarded in three tiers, and is paid over three years. Tier 1: One year of catered accommodation in a University of Auckland Hall of Residence plus $4,000 paid in four lump sums over the second and third years; Tier 2: $10,000 payable over three years; Tier 3: $6,000 payable over three years.
  • Applicable study: Students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school or kura or currently enrolled in an approved University of Auckland pathway programme.
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • One year of catered accommodation in a University of Auckland Hall of Residence in the first year plus $4,000 paid in four lump sum payments over the second and third years.
  • Applicable study: Māori students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school or kura.
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • One year of catered accommodation in a University of Auckland Hall of Residence in the first year plus $4,000 paid in four lump sum payments over the second and third years.
  • Applicable study: Pacific students in their final year at a New Zealand secondary school or kura.
  • Closing dates and further information

University of Auckland Waka Moana and Vaka Moana Scholarships

  • The scholarship includes a guaranteed place in a Hall of Residence and will cover the costs of catered accommodation in a single room. As part of your accommodation you get free membership to the University Recreation facilities on the City Campus, including access to a wide range of group fitness classes, weights and cardio equipment. The scholarship also provides a laptop, supplied by the University of Auckland, which is yours to keep.
  • Applicable study: These scholarships are awarded to Māori and Pacific students from low socio-economic areas attending university for the first time.
  • 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

Strong Bear Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Up to $8,000 p.a.
  • Applicable study: For a Māori or Pacific student enrolling in the first year of a degree in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (BAS, BDanceSt, BDes, BFA, BMus or associated conjoint degree)
  • Closing dates and further information

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

Architecture scholarships

Canterbury Architects' Award

Jasmax Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students

Jeremy Howard Scholarship

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 Scholarship for Māori Architecture Students

Design scholarships

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

Fine Arts scholarships

Denise Gerard Scholarships

Jean Hamlin Memorial Scholarship

Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship

Music scholarships

Auckland Centennial Music Festival Award

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

Fehl Charitable Trust Scholarships

Fehl Music Scholarship

  • Up to $8,000 
  • Applicable study: For New Zealand citizens or permanent residents enrolled full-time in the second or subsequent year of a BMus or BMus conjoint degree.
  • Closing dates and further information

George Turner Wilson Music Trust Scholarships - Junior Awards

George Turner Wilson Music Trust Scholarships - Senior Awards

Graeme Edwards Award in Organ Studies

Greta Ostova Violoncello Scholarship

John Baros Award in Music

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Vinka Marinovich Awards in Music

Kathleen Mary Reardon Memorial Music Scholarship

Kathleen Mary Reardon Travelling Scholarship in Music

Marie D'Albini Scholarship

Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Award in Music

Pears-Britten Scholarship in Singing

PenCello Support Award

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

Veza Family Entry-Level Scholarship in Music

More scholarships

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

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