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: Apply now
Applicable study: First year of full-time study for an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau     
Opening date: 18 May 2022
Closing date: 24 August 2022
Tenure: One year
For: Accommodation and study assistance
Number on offer: Up to 250
Offer rate: Annually
Value: One year of catered accommodation in a University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau Hall of Residence plus $4,000 (see Reg. 2)

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

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

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.

Help and support

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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.