Undergraduate scholarships

We have a range of undergraduate scholarships and awards available to you when studying Education and Social Work.

University of Auckland Scholarships and Awards

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.

To check your eligibility and how to apply, visit School-leaver and first-year scholarships.

Other funding options

You can search our scholarships and awards database to find funding that matches your study area or personal circumstances, visit Search for scholarships and awards.

There also may be funding options available, see Other undergraduate funding options.

Entry-level and first-year scholarships

Start Smart Scholarships

Start-up your study at the University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work with a Start Smart Scholarship aimed at assisting first year students with the start-up costs for the first year of study.

For closing dates, detailed information and how to apply, visit Faculty of Education and Social Work Start Smart Entry Level Undergraduate Scholarships.

William and Betty Bell Scholarship

The scholarship is available for students entering their first year of an undergraduate programme in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, who because of financial hardship may not otherwise be able to undertake a university degree.

Preference may be given to a student who is the first person in their immediate family to be entering university.

For closing dates, detailed information and how to apply, visit William and Betty Bell Scholarship.

Sue Caswell Scholarship

This scholarship's main purpose is to support a female student, returning to study from work or parenthood who aspires to a career in teaching.

For closing dates, detailed information and how to apply, visit Sue Caswell Scholarship.

Second-year onward scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships

The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers research scholarships during the summer period of each year. We welcome applications from all eligible students. We particularly encourage applications from Māori and Pacific students, students from other universities in New Zealand and international students.

The purpose of Summer Research Scholarships is to give university students, normally in their final or penultimate undergraduate year, experience in research, to encourage them to pursue postgraduate study. Students are expected to conduct a research project of approximately 10 weeks duration (400 hours) under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Applications for Summer Research Scholarships have closed and details of upcoming scholarships will be listed when available.

For closing dates, detailed information and how to apply, visit Summer Research Scholarships.

Te Karahipi Whakamaumaharatanga ki a Sonny rāua ko Mona Riini (The Sony and Mona Riini Memorial Scholarship)

The scholarship was established in 1998 in recognition of the significant contribution made by Sonny and Mona to the faculty, in particular their support as whakaruruhau of the Huarahi Māori Specialisation of the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) programme.

Available to second year Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori students up to three scholarships to the value of up to $4500 may be awarded each year. The scholarships are awarded for academic merit, manaakitanga, personal attributes and the completion of practicum to a high standard.

For closing dates, detailed information and how to apply, visit Te Karahipi Whakamaumaharatanga ki a Sonny rāua ko Mona Riini (The Sonny and Mona Riini Memorial Scholarship).

Dullabh Education Scholarships

The main purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary specialisation, Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) or a Masters degree in the field of Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work who, because of financial hardship, may not otherwise be able to undertake a university degree.

For closing dates, detailed information and how to apply, visit Dullabh Education Scholarships.

TeachNZ Scholarships

The aim of the Scholarships is to provide funding to students studying in areas where there are teaching shortages. This can vary year-by-year and data is reviewed each year to determine the gaps.

This year, the shortages are in Māori-medium and te reo Māori teaching, early childhood teaching for those with skills in te reo Māori or Pacific languages and in science, technology and maths teaching.

For closing dates, detailed information and how to apply, visit TeachNZ - Scholarships.

Career changer scholarships - te reo Māori as a subject and Māori medium teaching

TeachNZ scholarships are subject to change each year. The following career changer scholarships are being offered this year:

  • Career Changer (Primary)
    Māori Medium – for people wanting to teach in te reo Māori at primary school level.
  • Career Changer (Secondary)
    • Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Māori - for people wanting to teach te reo Māori as a subject in secondary schools.
    • Te Waka Whakarei - for people wanting to teach a secondary subject in te reo Māori in Wharekura.

For closing dates, detailed information and how to apply, visit TeachNZ Career Changer Scholarships.