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 limited financial assistance with fees.

Application closing dates:

  • Semester One  – 31 March 2017
  • Semester Two  – 1 July 2017

Collect a form from:
Scholarships Office
ClockTower Building 105
22 Princes Street

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87494

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 (but nort during Summer School).

Closing dates for Auckland applicants

  • Semester Two – 30 June 2017

Closing date for Tai Tokerau Whangarei applicants

  • Semester Two – 9 September 2016

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

For more information, email

Financing further study

Kate Edger New Start Award

Applications for this award close early November 2017. 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.

Loans and allowances

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