University of Auckland Summer Start Scholarship

A Scholarship offering accommodation to students from outside the Auckland area or with significant travel times within the Auckland area, who have left secondary school in the previous two years and who are attending Summer School before starting their degree in Semester One 2022.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: Summer Start & UniBound programme
Opening date: 30 July 2021
Closing date: 29 October 2021
Tenure: Summer School 2022
For: Accommodation
Number on offer: 100
Offer rate: One-off
Value: Accommodation in Waipārūrū Hall for duration of Summer School 2022

The Scholarship was established in 2020 and is funded by the University of Auckland.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to financially support students from outside the Auckland area, and students from within the Auckland area where their travel time to the city campus takes more than one hour each way or where the travelling time and/or distance is determined to be disproportionately disadvantageous to the student, who are attending university for the first time, having left secondary school or kura in the previous two years. This approach reflects the University’s strategic recruitment goal to provide equal opportunities to all who have the potential to succeed in a university of high international standing.


How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

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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.