Hardship support

If you are struggling financially, you may be able to get special funding.

Student Emergency Fund

You can apply to this fund if if an unexpected event has caused financial difficulties and is affecting your studies.

To be eligible, you need to:

  • be a currently enrolled student
  • have attended your course for two weeks or more
  • have exhausted all other avenues of financial assistance – eg, StudyLink, WINZ, savings, etc.
  • complete the Student Emergency Fund Application Form.

For help, ask the Student Information Centre

If your application is unsuccessful, you may still be eligible for assistance from a financial coach to provide free independent and confidential advice.

AUSA Hardship Grant and food bank

The AUSA (Auckland University Student Association) Welfare Hardship Grants scheme helps students in hardship with the basic necessities of life. Financial need must fall under one of the following four categories to be considered: food, accommodation, travel or medical. You must also meet the grant criteria.

Fill out the AUSA Hardship Grant Form or find out more about the food parcels available.

More information

Help from The University of Auckland

University of Auckland Partnership Appeal Awards: These help academically able students who are struggling financially in the final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme. More information on the Partnership Appeal Awards.

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