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 $700 paid as a tuition fees credit.
Application dates:
Opening date: Semester One, 21 February; Semester Two 18 June
Closing date: Semester One, 4 April; Semester Two, 30 July

Margaret Tudor South New Start Award

An Award to assist women students who are enrolling in the New Start programme.
This award offers up to $700 paid as a tuition fees credit.
Opening date: Semester One 20 December; Semester Two 17 May
Closing date: Semester One 11 February; Semester Two 30 June

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
  • Summer School, 3 January

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

Margaret Tudor South New Start Award

This award to assist women students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents enrolling in the New Start programme. Apply online.

Kate Edger New Start Award

Applications close 11 November 2019


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.