University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to students who have achieved academically, but are experiencing hardships or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal circumstances.

Value

The value of the scholarship ranges from $6,000 to $20,000 and is payable over three years. Awards are made in three different tiers, and our review committee determines which tier a successful applicant will be awarded under.

All you need to do is make a single application — if you are successful, the University will decide what tier of award you will receive.

Tier 1

  • $20,000 over three years.
  • Tier 1 also includes a guaranteed place in a Hall of Residence.
  • Only students with an NCEA rank score of 240 (equivalent to a CIE rank score of 300 or an IB predicted score of 32) or higher may be considered for an Academic Potential Tier 1 scholarship.

Tier 2

  • $10,000 over three years.
  • Only students with an NCEA rank score of 220 (equivalent to a CIE rank score of 260 or an IB predicted score of 29) or higher may be considered for an Academic Potential Tier 2 scholarship.

Tier 3

  • $2,000 per year, in years one to three (paid twice a year, once in each semester).

Am I eligible for this scholarship?

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must have a minimum NCEA rank score (obtained from study in Year 12) of 200. This equivalent to a CIE rank score of 200 and a predicted score of 28 for IB students.
The scholarship takes into account a number of factors that can impact on an individual’s ability to participate at university. These include:

  • Whether you have proven financial need
  • If you have attended a lower-decile school
  • If you are from a refugee background
  • If you have a disability
  • If you are from a rural area
  • If you are the first in your immediate family to attend university

Pathway programmes

If you are no longer at school, but are studying for one of the following University of Auckland pathway programmes and have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher, you are also welcome to apply for this scholarship:

  • Certificate of Health Sciences
  • Tertiary Foundation Certificate
  • Foundation Certificate Education
  • Foundation Certificate Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga
  • Unibound ─ Certificate in Academic Preparation
  • Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Certificate in Pre-degree Studies (Engineering)

Apply for the University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships

Ready to apply? University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships are open to you if you are a school-leavers or currently enrolled in approved tertiary pathway programmes.

Remember, applications close at 5pm on 23 August.

If you are still at school:

Download a copy of the regulations and check that you are eligible for this scholarship before you start your application.

When you are ready, you can click on the blue “Apply here” button on the University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships - School Leavers application page and complete the online application form.

If you are no longer at school, and you are enrolled in a Pathway programme such as:

  • Certificate of Health sciences
  • Tertiary Foundation Certificate
  • Foundation Certificate Education
  • Foundation Certificate Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga
  • Unibound ─ Certificate in Academic Preparation
  • Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Certificate in Pre-degree Studies (Engineering)

Download a copy of the regulations and check that you are eligible for this scholarship before you start your application.

When you are ready, you can click on the blue “Apply here” button on the University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships – Pathway Programmes application page and complete the online application form.