Vice-Chancellor's Student Support Fund

If you are a high performing student representing the University or New Zealand, you can apply to receive financial assistance through the Vice Chancellor’s Student Support Fund.

About the support fund

The support fund provides financial assistance to students who are competing and achieving at the highest levels– from dance to debating, mathematics to mentoring, screen production to statistics.

The fund is available to students who have been selected to represent New Zealand or The University of Auckland and need financial support for travel, accommodation and other costs associated with attending national or international events.

The fund is not available for:

How to apply

Download and complete the application form below and send it along with any supplementary information to:

You may be required to discuss your application in person with the review panel.

You will normally receive notification of the outcome within 5 working days of your application.

Previous recipients


  • Amy Chang and Chelsea Numanga, to travel with the NZ Youth Choir for their landmark European tour.
  • Arnold Lee and Lawrence Wong, to compete in the George Enescu International Piano Competition in Bucharest, Romania.
  • Irene Saxby, to attend the International Genetic Engineering Machine competition in Boston, MA.


  • Abigail Sperling, to attend the William Bennett International Flute Summer School in Sale Marasino, Italy.
  • Jessie Leov, to compete in the 69th Annual International Sweet Adelines Convention and Competition in Las Vegas.
  • Sarah Foster-Sproull, to attend the Craft of Embodiment Workshop at the Banff Centre in Canada.
  • Lawrence Wong, to compete in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Daegu, Korea.
  • Anita Austin (French Horn) and Stephanie Townend (Viola) to play with the NZSO National Youth Orchestra in Wellington and Christchurch.

Contact details

For more details contact:

Jo Malone
Student Support Administrator
Ext: 82201