When you find a scholarship that is relevant to you, read the scholarship regulations carefully to ensure you are eligible to apply and that the closing date has not passed.
You can apply for as many scholarships as you like. If you are offered more than one scholarship, you will need to check with the individual scholarship regulations to see if you can hold different scholarships at the same time.
If you are offered two scholarships that both pay your fees, you will have to decide which scholarship to accept. If one scholarship is for fee payment and the other(s) are for personal study use, i.e. course books and living costs, you can often hold these together.
Once you have filled in the application form, make sure you read and if required sign the declaration.
Do not include original documents with your application. Submit certified copies instead. To certify a document, bring the original document and a photocopy to AUT University and show it to Student Centre staff, faculty administration staff or staff at the Scholarships Office. The staff member will stamp and sign the copy as being a true and accurate copy. If you are applying for an AUT scholarship through the Scholarships Office and you have completed all your study at AUT the Scholarships Office will attach a copy of your AUT transcript. Transcripts from other universities must be provided by you.
Name changesIf your name is different from that which is stated on the birth certificate or passport you provide, you must also provide evidence of the legal name change, e.g. a certified copy of a marriage or civil union certificate or statutory declaration.
Some scholarship applications will ask you to submit a referee report as part of your application. If no referee template is supplied with your application form, your referee needs to supply a formal written reference in the form of a letter. Your referee(s) may need to supply an academic reference that testifies to your qualifications and abilities as a student or a reference that mentions your personal attributes.
Send a copy of the scholarship regulations to your referee so that they know what kind of scholarship you are applying for. Please note that referee reports are confidential and should be sent directly to the Scholarships Office with your name, student ID number and name of the scholarship clearly marked.
Read the criteria for selection carefully to understand what the reviewers are looking for. We recommend that your statement includes as much information about your studies as possible. You should also discuss what makes you passionate about your course, any research you have been involved in, any involvement you have in the community, i.e. church, voluntary work, organisations you are involved with outside of your studies, and any additional involvement you have at AUT assisting others.
We prefer that you post or courier your application and supporting documents.
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Note: not all scholarships cover full fees. You may have AuSM fees or material fees relating to your course that are payable by you. Have a look at your scholarships terms of reference to find out what fees your scholarship covers. Any fees not covered by your scholarship can be paid at the Student Centre cashier desk on campus or online through Arion.
The procedure for scholarship deferment is as follows:
If you cannot find a suitable scholarship but require urgent financial assistance, please contact Student Financial Services
We encourage scholarship students to participate in voluntary work at AUT. Additionally, you might want to do a Keys to Leadership paper as it offers valuable leadership skills and will look good on your CV.