Scholarships for Māori students

These scholarships will be of interest to our Māori students.


He Rau Aroha Scholarships for the Bachelor of Optometry and Bachelor of Pharmacy
The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support Māori and Pacific students enrolling in the Bachelor of Optometry or the Bachelor of Pharmacy through the Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS).

UoA Māori Academic Excellence Scholarship
The main purpose of the Scholarship is to recognise and reward exceptional academic performance combined with outstanding sporting, artistic, cultural and / or leadership achievements among Māori students. The provision of University accommodation is designed to provide the best student experience and promote excellent academic outcomes.

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Alumni Award
The main purpose of the Award is to contribute towards study expenses of a student studying for an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences who can demonstrate financial need.


Tuakana Scholarships for Māori and Pacific

Students to encourage Māori and Pacific students completing their final year of undergraduate study to enrol in postgraduate study. In
2018, the Scholarship was renamed the Professor Michael Walker Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students to honour the contribution of Professor Walker, the founder of the Tuākana programme at the time of his retirement from the University of Auckland. 

External scholarships

Waka, Iwi and Hapu

Scholarships are widely available through your connections to your Waka, Iwi and Hapu. We encourage you to seek the information via your Iwi Runanga. Most have information available online.

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