University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship - School Leavers

A Scholarship to support 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.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: First three full-time years of an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Auckland
Opening date: 17 May
Closing date: 25 August
Tenure: Three years
For: Accommodation and/or study assistance
Number on offer: Up to 100
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Three tiers (see Regs. 2 to 5)

The Scholarship was established in 2016 and is funded by the University of Auckland.

The University of Auckland is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and equitable study environment for all students who have the potential to succeed in a university of high international standing.

The University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship acknowledges that some talented students may face significant barriers to tertiary education, and takes into account a number of factors that can impact on an individual’s ability to participate at university. They recognise students who have achieved academically, but who are experiencing hardships or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal circumstances.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.