Scholarships for Māori students

Cherie Mangu, Māori scholarship recipient
Cherie Mangu, Māori scholarship recipient

University of Auckland scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships

University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarships
Rewards exceptional students, who have excellent academic records and demonstrated leadership potential. Value: $20,000 in the first year.

University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarships
Recognises students with Māori heritage, who have excellent academic records and active participation in community, cultural and other activities. Value: $20,000 over three years.

University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence ScholarshipsRecognises students with Pacific heritage, who have excellent academic records and active participation in community, cultural and other activities. Value: $20,000 over three years.

University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships
Supports students who have achieved academically, but are experiencing hardships that potentially limit their opportunities or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal circumstances. Value: $6,000 to $20,000 over three years.

Tuākana Scholarships for Māori and Pacific students
Supports Māori and Pacific students enrolled in final year of an undergraduate degree who have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher, have demonstrated participation in the Tuākana programme, and who intend to pursue a postgraduate degree. Value: $2,500.

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Entry level and first-year scholarships
Undergraduate scholarships

 

Guaranteed postgraduate scholarships

Guaranteed scholarships are available to support high-achieving students.

University of Auckland Postgraduate Honours/PG Diploma Scholarships
Domestic students with a grade point average (GPA) of 8.0 (‘A’ grade) or higher. Value: $13,000 + course costs.

University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarships
Domestic students with a grade point average (GPA) of 8.0 (‘A’ grade) or higher. Value: $13,000 + course costs.

University of Auckland Māori Postgraduate Scholarships
Māori students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand with a grade point average (GPA) of 7.5 or higher. Value: 13,000 + course costs.

University of Auckland Pacific Postgraduate Scholarships
Pacific students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand with a grade point average (GPA) of 7.5 or higher. Value: $13,000 + course costs.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships
Māori and domestic Pacific students with a GPA of 7.5 or above will be guaranteed a scholarship. Domestic and international candidates with a GPA (or equivalent) of 7.0 or above will also be considered for a scholarship.

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Other postgraduate scholarships
Other doctoral scholarships

External scholarships

There are numerous awards administered by external providers that Pacific students can apply for.

givME offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals, including scholarships from Māori organisations and iwi.

The Toloa Scholarships are funded by the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and intended for students studying STEM-related degrees.

These scholarships administered by external providers may also be of interest to you.

Tips for applicants

When you're searching for scholarships, try using search terms with and without macrons, e.g., "Māori" and "Maori", "Ngāti Whātua" and "Ngati Whatua".

Register with your iwi in order to apply for iwi scholarships on offer.
The Equity Office can verify your scholarship application. Make an appointment with one of our staff members

Read more about our Māori and Pacific scholarship recipients

Contact us

The Scholarships Office also has information about the hundreds of other academic awards and scholarships available at our University.

Contact the Kaitakawaenga Māori - Māori Liaison Officer if you want to talk to someone about scholarships and awards available to Māori students.

Jonaan McLeod
Kaitakawaenga Māori - Māori Liaison Officer
East Wing ClockTower
Level 1, Room 108A
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82141
Fax: +64 9 373 7948
Email: j.mcleod@auckland.ac.nz