University of Auckland Waka Moana Scholarship

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: First year of 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 related material
Number on offer: Varies
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $20,000 comprising one year of catered accommodation in a Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland Hall of Residence plus a laptop

The Scholarship was established in 2020 and is funded by Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to financially support Māori students attending university for the first time having left secondary school or kura in the previous year. This reflects the University’s strategic recruitment goal to encourage greater participation of Māori students into tertiary education.


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.