Scholarships and awards for Pacific students

Discover the wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards open to Pacific students.

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Undergraduate scholarships

A G Davis Scholarship in Law

The A G Davis Scholarship in law contributes to the support of a full-time University of Auckland undergraduate Law student who has show academic excellence.

Brookfields Lawyers Scholarship

The main purpose of the Brookfields Lawyers Scholarship is to assist a Law student who has completed LLB Part II. Selection is based on academic merit, all-round ability, and the demonstrated capacity to excel in the practice of Law.

David R Mummery Memorial Scholarship in Law

Open to undergraduate students in LLB Part II. Selection is based on academic merit, leadership qualities/potential, communication skills and demonstrable financial hardship.

Faculty of Law Entry Level Scholarships

The main purpose of the Faculty of Law Entry Level Scholarships is to encourage high-achieving school leavers to pursue law studies at the University of Auckland.
The Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who is enrolled full-time and has paid/arranged to pay the fees for study in Part I at the Auckland Law School. Selection is based on academic merit from Year 12 examinations and anticipated Year 13 results from a New Zealand secondary school who submit a confidential reference in support of the application.

Number of awards offered

Up to 10 per year.

Tenure of award

Up to two years.

Closing date for applications

15 October each year.

Decision-makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising of:

  • Dean of the Faculty of Law (or nominee)
  • Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law (or nominee)
  • Student Adviser of the Faculty of Law (or nominee)

Marylyn Eve Mayo Endowment Scholarship

The main purpose of the Marylyn Eve Mayo Endowment Scholarship is to enable academically able students who are demonstrably suffering financial hardship to continue their undergraduate law studies in Part III at the University of Auckland.

The Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who is enrolled full-time and has paid/arranged to pay the fees for study in Part III at the Auckland Law School. The basis of selection will be academic merit and demonstrable financial hardship.

Number of awards offered

1 per year.

Tenure of award

One year.

Closing date for applications

15 April each year.

How to apply

Application via Scholarships office.

Decision-makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising of:

  • Dean of the Faculty of Law (or nominee)
  • Two Senior Staff members of the Department of Law (appointed by the Dean)

Simpson Grierson Law Scholarships

The Simpson Grierson Law Scholarships assist students complete their Law degrees and gain work experience.

The Scholarships will be awarded to students who apply before their penultimate year of study towards either a single or double degree. Students need to be a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand.

Number of awards offered

2 per year.

Tenure of award

One year.

Closing date for applications

1 September each year.

How to apply

Application via Scholarships office.

Decision-makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising of:

  • Dean of the Faculty of Law (or nominee)
  • Representative from the Faculty of Law (appointed by the Dean)
  • Two representatives of Simpson Grierson

University of Auckland Partnership Appeal Awards

The University of Auckland Partnership Appeal Awards assist students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed but are experiencing financial hardship in their final year of study.

Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand
  • In their final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme

The basis of selection will be academic achievement and financial need.

Number of awards offered

Varies.

Tenure of award

Up to one year.

Closing date for applications

30 April and 1 August each year.

How to apply

Application via Scholarships office.

Decision-makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising of:

  • Representative of the Scholarships Office
  • Postgraduate Dean (or nominee)
  • Director of External Relations

External Scholarships

New Zealand Pacific Scholarships

The New Zealand Pacific Scholarships recognise the very clos personal, cultural and economic ties that New Zealand enjoys with Pacific countries. A particular focus of the scheme is to increase the number of young students and high achievers studying in New Zealand and to build a new generation of Pacific Leadership with strong links to New Zealand.

Contact details

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

NZ Aid Programme
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
195 Lambton Quay
Wellington

Phone: (04) 439 8200
Web: New Zealand Foriegn Affairs and Trade
E-mail: scholarships@mfat.govt.nz

Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation Scholarships and The Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Scholarships

The purpose of the Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation Scholarships and The Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Scholarships is to provide financial assistance to Pacific Island students who are enrolled at a tertiary institution in New Zealand for the current year of study only.

Contact details

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation
PO Box 1666
DX Number: SR51201
Wellington

Phone: 04 463 8000
Fax: 04 463 8001
Email: pipef.board@gmail.com
Website: Pacific Education Foundation Scholarships (PEF)

Postgraduate Scholarships

University of Auckland Masters/Honours/PGDip Scholarship

The University of Auckland Masters/Honours/PGDip Scholarship assists and encourages students to pursue Honours, Masters and PGDip courses at the University of Auckland. These scholarships are available to New Zealand citizens and/or Permanent Residents of New Zealand.
The basis of selection will be academic merit as assessed by the Scholarships GPA over the last two years of full-time graded study, or equivalent.

Closing date for applications

1 November each year in the year preceding the award.

How to apply

Application via Scholarships office.

Decision-makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Board of Graduate Studies.

Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand Masters Scholarship - External

The Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand Masters Scholarship encourages students to focus their research theses or dissertations on topics related to the application of resource management in New Zealand. Applications are expected from students in a variety of disciplines including:

  • law
  • planning
  • engineering
  • geography
  • science
  • landscape architecture
  • urban planning
  • resource management

The scholarship is open to any graduate in a University (New Zealand or International) registered for a Masters (including an undergraduate Honours degree involving advanced levels of research and study at a Masters level).

Preference will be given to applicants with an established record of:

  • independent research by dissertation
  • directed study
  • a research paper at Honours or Masters level

Applicants need to be recommended for the scholarship by the supervisor of their previous research.

Doctoral studies are not eligible.

Number of awards offered

Three.

Tenure of award

Scholarships may be made subject to acceptance into restricted courses. Any scholarship will be tenable for one year only. Commencement may be delayed to coincide with an overseas University academic year. Tenure will be for a year in which the thesis or dissertation work is the major academic activity.

Closing date for applications

To be confirmed.

How to apply

Students apply via The Association for Resource Management Practitioners (RMLA) website.

University of Auckland Māori and Pacific Graduate Scholarship (M/Hons/PGDip)

The aim of the Māori and Pacific Graduate Scholarship is to assist and encourage Māori and Pacific students to pursue Masters, Honours and PGDip courses at the University of Auckland.

The scholarships are available to Māori and Pacific students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

The scholarships will be offered to students enrolled at the University of Auckland and who have paid the fees, or have arranged to pay the fees, for an approved Masters degree or for the final year of an approved Bachelors Honours degree or, in the case where no Honours degree is available, an approved Postgraduate Diploma.

Recipients of the scholarship will have met the academic merit as assessed by the Scholarships GPA over the last two years of full-time graded study or equivalent.

Number of awards offered

Varies.

Tenure of award

In the case of a Masters student, a Scholarship shall be tenable until the date for completion of the requirements for the degree specified in the General Regulations - Masters degrees, and payments shall commence from the first day of the semester of enrolment.

In the case of a Bachelors Honours student, a Scholarship shall be tenable until the date specified in the relevant degree regulations for the completion of the requirements for the degree or for twelve months (whichever is the lesser).

Closing date for applications

1 November each year.

How to apply

Application via Scholarships office.

Decision-makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the Education Committee.

More information contact

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92 019
Auckland
New Zealand 1142

Phone: (09) 373 7599 ext 87494
Web: Search for scholarships and awards
E-mail: scholarships@auckland.ac.nz