Faculty of Education and Social Work Start Smart Entry Level Undergraduate Scholarships

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The Scholarships were established in 2011 and are financed by the Faculty of Education and Social Work. These Scholarships may also be referred to as Merit Scholarships and the City of Sails Scholarships in promotional material.
The main purpose of the Scholarships is to support and encourage excellence of students entering their first year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, at the University of Auckland.

How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.  Then click on the blue “Apply here” button and complete the online application form.

Scholarship applications will usually open around 6 weeks before the closing date.  We recommend you check the form early for any request sections, in case a referee or supervisor is required to support your application and to familiarise yourself with the form.  Apart from any sections that are sent to a referee to endorse, you can go in to your form and amend your answers for all other sections up to the closing date.  All sections (including any request sections) must be submitted by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise).   We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

Need more information?

For answers to any queries please go to AskAuckland in the first instance.  If you still have a question, contact us as soon as possible, at scholarships@auckland.ac.nz.  Please indicate the exact name of the scholarship in your email subject line and mark it “Urgent” if your request is being sent within 72 hours of a closing date.

If you have a technical issue of any kind, please clear your browser cache and try again.  To escalate an issue to us, please attach a screen shot of the page  to your email showing the error message or issue.

Applicable study: Full-time study in first year of an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or conjoint in the Faculty of Education and Social Work
Closing date: 31 January and 15 October
Tenure: 1 year
For: Assistance
Number on offer: Up to 26 in total (refer to Reg.2)
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to twenty awards of up to $2,500 pa each and, up to six awards of up to $5,000 pa each


Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.