Scholarships and Awards
We believe in rewarding success, which is why we offer hundreds of scholarships every year to our students.
A scholarship will open up a world of opportunities for you, no matter what stage of study you’re at. Whether you’re looking for support with study, fees, accommodation, research or leadership opportunities, we’ve got lots of options available to help set you up for the future.
Once you’ve got some idea of the scholarships you’re eligible for, you can start the application process. This can be completed online for most of our scholarships, however for some you may need to fill out a paper application.
How to Apply
- Read over the application form and regulations for the scholarship you wish to apply for. These are located under the scholarship you’re applying for in the scholarship finder. If you meet the eligibility requirements, begin your application.
- To apply for a scholarship, you must provide all of the information requested in the application form by the closing date. This may include a birth certificate, NCEA school results or a verified copy of your academic transcripts from any other education provider. Fill out the application form and submit it. If you are filling out a paper application, follow the instructions for mailing it to us.
- Await the outcome.
Note: If you’re looking to apply for a UNZ scholarship, we recommend you get in touch with our team for advice before applying. Find out how to contact us.
This process typically takes at least six to eight weeks. You will receive an electronic notification when your application has been processed and when a decision has been reached by the selection panel.
- To be eligible applicants must be:
a) enrolling in 500-level taught papers; OR
b) enrolling in 400-level taught papers that are categorised as Level 8 under the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (see Appendix A).
- Scholarships are awarded on academic merit, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of A– expected. Normally, GPA calculations will be based on the equivalent of the applicant’s last two years of full-time study.
- Past recipients may apply for subsequent Taught Postgraduate Scholarships if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
- The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
- International students must have completed at least 120 points at any New Zealand University.
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