New Start financial support

New Start students are not eligible for a student loan or allowance from Studylink. However, the University of Auckland offers other ways to finance your study.

New Start University Preparation Award

This award offers up to $750 financial assistance with fees.

Application dates:

  • Opening date: Semester One, 21 February; Semester Two 18 June
  • Closing date: Semester One, 4 April; Semester Two, 30 July

New Start Fee Assistance Scheme

This scheme has a limited number of places. In return for the assistance, you may be asked to help with administration during the semester period of the programme (not during Summer School).

Closing dates for Auckland applicants

  • Semester One, 31 January
  • Semester Two, 30 June

Closing date for Tai Tokerau Whangarei applicants

  • Semester Two, 7 September

Students facing financial hardship are encouraged to apply for this scheme. When applying for New Start, complete the online scholarship application form.

For more information, email

Financing further study

Kate Edger New Start Award

Applications for this award close early November 2018. Apply online.


The University of Auckland offers scholarships and awards for all levels of study and for most disciplines. Ensure you meet closing dates. Check out the full range of scholarships and awards as early as possible.

Apply here for the New Start University Preparation Award.

Loans and allowances

If you intend to enrol at the University, you can apply to Studylink.