Scholarship Details

AUT Bachelor of Science Scholarships

Application Form
Closing date: 01/09/2018
September 1 each year.
Value of Award: $6,500 contribution towards fees
No. of awards: Up to 10 annually
Tenure: This scholarship is awarded for up to one year of full-time study only and subject to satisfactory academic performance during the year of tenure.
Applicants will normally commence study   in the year following application. However, applications will also be considered from students who commenced study in Semester 2 of the year of application.

The AUT School of Science offers science majors that constantly evolve to reflect employer needs and the latest advancements in scientific knowledge. Our graduates have the skills necessary for exciting careers that contribute to scientific innovation, excellence and human well-being.

The purpose of the AUT Bachelor of Science Scholarships is to encourage school leavers or students who are about to start their undergraduate academic studies to study science subjects at AUT. Applications from students who commenced study in Semester 2 of the year of application will also be considered. Applicants who apply for the AUT scholarships listed under the Eligibility Criteria below may also be considered for this scholarship.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must be intending to enrol full-time in a Bachelor of Science at AUT majoring in one of:
  • • Geospatial Science
  • • Applied Conservation
  • • Food Science
  • • Food Safety
  • • Chemistry
  • • Microbiology
  • • Environmental Science
  • • Health Protection
  • • Marine Biology
  • • Biomedical Science

  • Please note: For the purposes of this scholarship full-time means enrolling in 120pts.

  • Applicants have studied subjects relevant to their proposed tertiary course of study and will have as a minimum, one of the following:
  • • NCEA 245 rank score
  • • CIE a minimum of 160 points on the UCAS Tariff
  • • IB Principal’s predicted score 26

  • The rank score is calculated from university approved subjects (or in subjects leading to university approved subjects) studied in the year prior to application only and at Level 2 NCEA or AS (CIE) level or above.  Students who have been accelerated may use relevant subjects from one year prior to this, however, a maximum of 24 credits only may be used in any one subject. The Information to assist calculating the rank score is available from the on-line Scholarships Application Form.

  • To assist with rank score calculation also see:
  •  requirements-and-selection-criteria.

General Information:

How do students apply?
A link to the application form will be available in July of the year prior to commencement from the AUT Scholarships database . Application is through the AUT online scholarship portal. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and complete the AUT School Leaver Scholarship Application online via the link available through the AUT Scholarships Database.  Applicants will be required to upload the following documents:
• A one-page personal statement explaining the reasons for wishing to attend AUT, the academic goals they hope to achieve and any career aspirations they have. Applicants should also state why they believe they merit the scholarship.
• A copy of NZQA results for year 12 or above i.e. NCEA, CIE (Cambridge) or IB (International Baccalaureate) results. Applicants not applying straight from school should attach a copy of the results for their highest qualification.

REFERENCES: Applicants must nominate two character references in support of their application. Nominated referees will be sent an email from the application portal.
• One referee should be from the school, cultural group, religious group, sports club, work place or a community organisation that the applicant is involved with.
• The second must be from their Principal or Principal’s nominee. If the applicant is studying IB this should include the Principal’s predicted IB score.
All documentation must be received by the closing date inclusive of reference statements or the application will not be able to be submitted and will be considered ineligible.
Application Form

Decision makers
• Recipients will be shortlisted by the School of Science and elected by a selection committee including the Head of School and Programme Leaders in the majors listed.
• The scholarships will not be awarded if the panel is of the opinion that there are no applicants of sufficient merit applying.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
As soon as possible after the closing date. The awarding of the scholarship is dependent on acceptance into a relevant major.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
• This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other fees scholarship.
• The recipient may hold additional non-tuition fee based scholarships with the approval of the Head of School.
• The recipient must demonstrate at least 80% attendance at all lectures and laboratories achieve minimum B grades throughout the year.

Additional information
It is important that arrangements are made to cover any additional costs relating to enrolment.
• The award of this scholarship is conditional on the student gaining entry to an AUT undergraduate degree programme.
• Scholars will enrol in no less than 120pts each year during the tenure of the scholarship. Permission to study less than 120pts will only be given in exceptional circumstances and the amount awarded pro-rated.
• The contribution towards fees will be paid directly towards tuition and student services fees.
• This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other fees scholarship. The recipient may hold non fee based scholarships with the approval of the Scholarships Office.
• The recipient must agree to complete progress reports if required. 
• If the Scholarship is awarded to a student who first enrolled in Semester 2 of the year of application the funding will be for the student’s second and third semester in the year of their enrolment
• Suspensions or Leave of Absence for a student who has already commenced their degree will not usually be approved unless there are compelling medical or personal circumstances beyond the student’s control. Suspension requests must be made in writing to the Scholarships Office

Who else has information about this award?

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Auckland University of Technology

Phone: +64 9 921 9837


Last updated: 18-Dec-2017 3.23pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.