Scholarships for Māori students

Undergraduate

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. $20,000 comprising a guaranteed funded place in University of Auckland catered accommodation and two lump sum payments.

University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarship

A Scholarship to recognise and reward exceptional Māori students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree programme or Certificate of Health Sciences. $20,000 paid over three years, comprising a guaranteed funded place in University of Auckland catered accommodation in the first year and four lump sum payments in the second and third years.

University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence Scholarship

A Scholarship to recognise and reward exceptional Pacific students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree programme or Certificate of Health Sciences. $20,000 paid over three years, comprising a guaranteed funded place in University of Auckland catered accommodation in the first year and four lump sum payments in the second and third years.

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. Up to $20,000 paid over three years.

University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarship - Pathway Programme Students

A Scholarship to support students currently enrolled in an approved University of Auckland pathway programme who have achieved academically but who are experiencing hardships that potentially limit their opportunities or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal circumstances. up to $20,000 paid over three years.

Bachelor of Design Award for Māori Students

An Award of up to $5,000 for Māori students enrolling in any year of a Bachelor of Design.

Business School Māori and Pacific Tautoko Grants

A Grant of up to $2,500 to assist undergraduate Māori and Pacific students enrolled full-time in the Business School.

Faculty of Arts Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to $3,500 to support beneficiaries of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei who are enrolled full-time in undergraduate or postgraduate study in the Faculty of Arts.

Kick Start Māori and Pacific Award

For first year Māori and Pacific BE(Hons) students, up to $2,000 to assist with set up costs.

AUEA Māori Engineering Pathway Award

An Award of up to $10,000 to support first year Māori BE(Hons) students.

Chapman Tripp Iwi Governance Scholarship in Law

A Scholarship of up to $5,000 to support a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident enrolled in Part II of the LLB.

Frances Barkley Scholarship

A Scholarship to support an undergraduate Māori or Pacific student enrolling in a BSc.

He Rau Aroha Scholarship for the Bachelor of Optometry and Bachelor of Pharmacy

A Scholarship of up to $10,000 pa to support Māori and Pacific students enrolling in a BOptom or BPharm through MAPAS.

360 International Award for Māori and Pacific Students

A $6,000 Award to provide support to Māori and Pacific students while on an approved student exchange.

Jasmax Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students

A Scholarship of up to $5,000 pa for up to five years of study for Māori and Pacific students enrolling in the first year of a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

Judge Karina Williams Scholarship in Law

A Scholarship to recognise undergraduate Law students of Māori descent who have met the requirements to graduate.

Mark Ford Ngā Tapuwae Scholarship for Māori Students

A $5,000 Scholarship to support a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Māori descent enrolled full-time in Part III or Part IV of a BE(Hons) in Civil Engineering.

Michael Synnott Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to $5,000 per annum for up to 4 years for a Māori or Pacific student residing in South Auckland intending to enrol in their first undergraduate Bachelors or conjoint degree at the University of Auckland.

Mokoraka Māori Women in Business Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to $15,000 to support Māori women enrolled at undergraduate level in the Business School.

New Zealand Association of Optometrists Undergraduate Award

A $1,000 Award to a Māori or Pacific student entering Part II of the BOptom.

Rewi Thompson Undergraduate Scholarship in Architecture

An $8,000 Scholarship to support a Māori student enrolling full-time in a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

RTA Studio Award for Māori Architecture Students

An Award to support Māori BAS students, $2,000 per annum for up to 5 years.

Toi Uru Roa: The Paul Kelly Māori Undergraduate Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to $8,000 to support Māori students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate programme in the Business School.

Postgraduate

University of Auckland Postgraduate Honours/PG Diploma Scholarship

Guaranteed Scholarship for high achieving students enrolled in postgraduate Bachelors (honours) degrees or Postgraduate Diplomas. Up to $13,390 pa in 2020 plus compulsory fees.

University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship

Guaranteed Scholarship for high achieving students enrolled in a research masters programme. Up to $13,390 pa in 2020 plus compulsory fees.

University of Auckland Māori Postgraduate Scholarship

Guaranteed Scholarship for high achieving Māori students enrolled in Masters degrees, postgraduate Bachelors (honours) degrees or Postgraduate Diplomas. Up to $13,390 pa in 2020 plus compulsory fees.

University of Auckland Pacific Postgraduate Scholarship

Guaranteed Scholarship for high achieving domestic Pacific students enrolled in Masters degrees, postgraduate Bachelors (honours) degrees or Postgraduate Diplomas. Up to $13,390 pa in 2020 plus compulsory fees.

University of Auckland Bioengineering Masters Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students

A Scholarship of up to $13,390 plus compulsory tuition fees for a ME Thesis in Bioengineering, for Māori and Pacific students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Faculty of Arts Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to $3,500 to support beneficiaries of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei who are enrolled full-time in undergraduate or postgraduate study in the Faculty of Arts.

School of Environment Māori Masters Thesis Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to $5,000 plus compulsory fees to support Māori students enrolled in the thesis year of an MA or MSc in the School of Environment.

Craig Memorial Scholarship

A $3,000 Scholarship to encourage Māori students to enrol full-time in a Masters or PhD programme in the School of Environment or the Department of Mathematics.

Māori and Pasifika Master of Public Policy Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to $5,000 to support Māori and Pasifika students enrolled full-time or part-time in a Master of Public Policy degree.

Professor Michael Walker Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students

A $3,000 Scholarship for Māori and Pacific students currently enrolled in their final year of undergraduate study and who are enrolling full-time or part-time in postgraduate study in the following year.

Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation PGDipBus Māori Development Award

An Award of $2,500 pa to support a Māori student enrolled in a PGDipBus in Māori Development.

Te Wānanga o Waipapa Honours and Masters Scholarship for Māori Students

A $5,000 Scholarship for Māori students enrolled in a postgraduate honours or masters degree in Te Wānanga o Waipapa in the Faculty of Arts.

Vicki St John Postgraduate Award for Māori and Pacific Island Students

A $4,000 Award to support Māori and Pacific students who are enrolled full-time or part-time in postgraduate study in the Business School.

Doctoral

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

Guaranteed scholarship for high achieving international and domestic students enrolled in doctoral study, includes stipend, tuition fees and international student insurance (if applicable). $28,200 pa in 2020 plus compulsory fees.

Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha Doctoral Scholarship in Engineering

A Scholarship of up to $28,200 pa in 2020 plus compulsory domestic fees to support Māori and Pacific students undertaking a PhD in the Faculty of Engineering.

Craig Memorial Scholarship

A $3,000 Scholarship to encourage Māori students to enrol full-time in a Masters or PhD programme in the School of Environment or the Department of Mathematics.

Prizes

Dilshika Weerasekera Memorial Prize

A Prize for the Māori or Pacific student enrolled full-time who achieved the best overall performance in CHEM 110 and 120 and who has gone on to enrol in Stage II Chemistry courses.

Gina Rudland Memorial Prize for Māori Mooting

A Prize for the student judged to be the best mooter in the Māori Issues Mooting competition.

He Maunga Teitei Prize for Academic Achievement

A Prize to recognise and reward the Part III Māori student who achieved the highest grade point average in all compulsory law courses to the end of Part III.

ProCare Annual Prize in General Practice

A Prize for the Māori and Pacific students who achieved the highest overall marks for the General Practice attachment of the MBChB Part V.

Sociology and Criminology Korowai Prize

A Prize for the top Māori PhD graduand in Sociology or Criminology in each graduation ceremony.

Te Ākonga Matua (Head of School) Distinguished MAPAS Student Prize

A Prize for final year Bachelor of Nursing MAPAS students who demonstrated exceptional all-round qualities in addition to a distinguished academic and clinical performance.

External Scholarships

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Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga Māori Education Trust

Eric Hall McCormick Scholarship

Available to a Māori student undertaking research at postgraduate level in a field which is of significant benefit to Māori. Preference will be given to a Māori student attending the University of Auckland. $7,500.

Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarship

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying in the fields of performing or cultural arts which may include, but not be limited to: dance, music, art, theatre/film.  Priority will be given to students with academic merit and financial need. $3,500.

Māori Education Trust Postgraduate Scholarship: Hapū or Iwi Development

Available to Māori postgraduate students undertaking study in a field that will support the strategic interests and direction of their Hapū or Iwi. $7,500.

Māori Education Trust Postgraduate Scholarship: Māori Studies [Major]

Available to Māori students who have completed a bachelor’s degree majoring in Māori studies.  Priority will be given to students with academic merit and financial need. $5,000.

Māori Education Trust Postgraduate Scholarship: STEM

Available to Māori postgraduate students undertaking study in science (biology, chemistry, physics), technology, engineering or mathematics. $7,500.

Māori Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

The Māori Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship is available to Māori undergraduate students who are in their second or subsequent year of study. Priority will be given to students with financial need. $1,500.

Nicholas Irwin Hunt Writing Scholarship

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate writers with preference to those studying in the field of journalism. Priority will be given to students with proven writing ability, academic merit and financial need. $3,500.

Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit. $1,000.

Queen Elizabeth II Postgraduate Fellowship

Available to a Māori or non-Māori graduate with excellent academic ability, who plans to research at postgraduate level, in a field that will be of benefit to Māori. $5,000.

Rangiriri and Mātene Te Whiwhi Winiata Scholarship

Available to Māori graduates to enable them to complete postgraduate studies. Pre-requisite is completion of a master’s degree. $7,500.

Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship

Available to Māori undergraduate students studying in the scientific, mathematical or technical fields. Priority will be given to students with academic merit and leadership skills. $1,000.

Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarship

Available to Māori students with a record of proven academic
excellence, undertaking Masters or PhD postgraduate study in the fields of engineering, mathematics, science, technology or medicine. Study can be carried out in New Zealand or overseas. $30,000.

Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship

Available to first-year Māori undergraduate students who attended secondary school as a Year 13 student in 2019. Priority will be given to students with academic merit and financial need. $1,000.

Roy Watling Mitchell Prestigious Professions Scholarship

Available to a Māori graduate with a record of academic excellence. $5,000.

Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship

Available to a full-time Māori undergraduate student studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute, who attended Ngata Memorial College as a Year 13 student in 2019. Priority will be given to a student with academic merit. $1,000.

Sister Anne Henry Scholarship

Available to a Māori student who is a direct descendant of Reverend John Laughton, or of Tūhoe descent. $1,000.

Sir John Bennett Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship

Available to Māori students who have completed a bachelor degree’s and are enrolled full-time in either Honours or a master’s degree. $5,000.

Sir John Bennett Memorial PhD Scholarship

Available to Māori students who have a master’s or Honours degree or meet other entry requirements of their tertiary institute. $10,000.

Tī Maru Māori Trust Prestigious Scholarship

Available to Māori graduates with a record of academic excellence. $5,000.

Tī Maru Māori Trust Scholarship

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students enrolled in their final year of study at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with academic merit. $5,000.

Whanake - Hera Scholarship

Applicants must be in their first year of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree. $5,000.

Manaaki Whenua Scholarship

A $3,000 Scholarship for people of the Tuawhenua studying forest ecology, indigenous forest management, environmental sciences and practices, or mātauranga, leadership and management.

The MacDiarmid Institute Discovery Scholarship Programme

These scholarships will pay university fees up to $8,000 for the 2020 academic year, and a one-off cash award of up to $5,000 for Māori and Pasifika students in Science.

Te Kainga Rua Award - Second Chance Learner Award

For mature students returning to tertiary study or undertaking tertiary study for the first time who are passionate about the natural sciences.

Piki Ake Award - Step It Up Award

To help enthusiastic students reach their potential and step up into achieving academically in Science.

Te Taumata Award - High Achiever Award

For students who have excelled in their studies and are looking toward continuing their study in the field.

Te Mātauranga Pūtaiao Award - High Achiever in Māori Science Award

For students who have excelled in Mātauranga Māori Science and are looking toward continuing their study in the field.

For more information and to apply visit The MacDiarmid Institute Discovery Scholarships.

Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship and Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand offer two annual scholarships to assist a young Māori student excel in accounting and to contribute to the successful economic development of the Māori community.  The Chartered Accountants ANZ Ngā Raumoko Māori Scholarship and the NKMoA – Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship.

Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships

These scholarships support high achieving tertiary students of Māori descent.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Scholarships

This site has a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and postgradate level for Ngāi Tahu whānau members.

Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust Scholarship

The tertiary study scholarships will award up to four Māori recipients in their second or third year of a general business degree $5,000 each towards their study costs for 2020.

TeachNZ Scholarships

TeachNZ Scholarships cover early learning, primary, secondary and immersion settings. The third and final round of applications for 2020 opens on 3 April 2020 and closes on 5 June 2020.

Transpower Scholarship for Māori Engineering Students

The Transpower Scholarship for Māori Engineering Students is to assist students of Māori descent who are studying a four-year Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree in disciplines of interest to Transpower. Applications for 2020 open on 3 February 2020 and close on 31 March 2020.

Tū i te ora Scholarship

Northland Regional Council offers four $3,000 Scholarships (of which two are dedicated to Māori who whakapapa to Te Taitokerau) to recognise and support students who reside in, have family that reside in or have whakapapa to Taitokerau, and who are undertaking study or research that aligns wth the Council's areas of focus and mission of 'working together to create a healthy environment, strong economy and resilient communities'. For more information and to apply to go Tū i te ora Scholarship.

Other scholarships, awards and prizes

Many other University of Auckland scholarships are open to Māori students. Search our comprehensive scholarships database for an up-to-date list of all the scholarships and awards available to future and current University of Auckland students.