University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship

A Scholarship to recognise and reward exceptional students, who have excellent academic records and demonstrated leadership potential and who are enrolling full-time in the first year of an undergraduate degree.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: First year of full-time study for an undergraduate degree programme at Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland      
Opening date: 31 May 2023
Closing date: 23 August 2023
Tenure: One year
For: Accommodation and study assistance
Number on offer: Up to 250
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $25,000 in total comprising one year of catered accommodation in a Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland Hall of Residence plus $5,000 (see Reg. 2)

The Scholarship was established in 2016 and is funded by Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to recognise and reward exceptional academic performance combined with outstanding sporting, artistic, cultural and / or leadership achievements. The provision of university accommodation is designed to provide the best student experience and promote excellent academic outcomes.


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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