Māori and Pacific students

As a postgraduate student at the University of Auckland, you’ll be part of a strong community with almost 3,000 Māori and 3,500 Pacific students on campus. The University is a leader in Māori and Pacific scholarship and research and offers a range of services, support and scholarships to our Māori and Pacific students.

The University is committed to promoting the presence and achievement of Māori and Pacific students and offers a range of support and learning opportunities including:

  • Guaranteed scholarships for high-achieving Māori and Pacific students.
  • Leading Māori and Pacific research, teaching and engagement.
  • Student learning services, writing workshops and retreats.
  • Tuākana mentoring programmes.
  • Dedicated spaces and common rooms.
  • Māori and Pacific students groups and associations.
  • Waipapa Marae, a home away from home for Māori students on campus.
  • Fale Pasifika, the touch-point between the University and Pacific communities.

  • Postgraduate programmes

    Browse through our postgraduate study options by subject, programme type or faculty.

  • Māori and Pacific research and teaching

    With a wide range of Māori and Pacific teaching and research being conducted across the University, there are many postgraduate study opportunities in these disciplines, including research and specialised programmes and courses.

  • Māori students

    Information, advice and support ensuring equal educational opportunities for all Māori who have the potential to succeed here.

  • Pacific students

    Information, advice and support ensuring equal educational opportunities for all Pacific students who have the potential to succeed here.

Guaranteed postgraduate scholarships

Guaranteed scholarships are available to support high-achieving Māori and Pacific students.

University of Auckland Māori Postgraduate Scholarships
$13,000 p.a. (tax-free) + course costs

University of Auckland Pacific Postgraduate Scholarships
$13,000 p.a. (tax-free) + course costs

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships
$27,300 p.a. (tax-free) for three years + course costs

Guaranteed postgraduate scholarships

Infographic: 22% of all Maori degree graduates in NZ in 2013 graduated from the university of auckland and 45% of NZ's Pacific graduates are ours too