Secondary schools scholarships

Scholarship student support
As the recipient of an AUT undergraduate scholarship you have access to an extensive programme of support – from the Scholars’ Welcome at Orientation to the annual scholars’ ball and end-of-year celebration. There are also lots of professional development and networking opportunities, and one-on-one support throughout the year.

AUT’s Secondary Schools Scholarship Programme gives New Zealand secondary school students the opportunity to study at AUT with the benefit of a scholarship. Full information on all secondary schools scholarships is available from the AUT scholarships database.

2018 AUT secondary schools scholarships

Applicants are encouraged to apply for all of these scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria.

AUT Vice-Chancellor’s Significant Student Scholarships

  • Awarded to students demonstrating leadership through academic excellence and also achievement at a high level in sporting, cultural pursuits or community involvement
  • Nationally contestable

AUT Vice-Chancellor’s Significant Student Scholarships

AUT New Horizons Scholarships (Decile 1 – 4 Auckland Region Schools)

  • Awarded to academically able students who can demonstrate leadership potential from Auckland Regions Decile 1 – 4 schools
  • Contestable for students from Decile 1 – 4 Auckland region schools
  • Preference may be given to students enrolling at the AUT South Campus if the degree is offered at the South Campus

AUT New Horizons Scholarships (Decile 1 – 4 Auckland Region Schools)

AUT Kiwa Undergraduate Scholarships (Māori and Pacific Students)

  • Awarded to academically able students demonstrating leadership potential who register with either Māori or Pacific ethnicity in the AUT student management system (Arion)
  • Contestable for students from secondary schools in the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty or Gisborne regions

AUT Kiwa Undergraduate Scholarships (Māori and Pacific Students)

Other AUT scholarships for secondary school students include

Woolf Fisher First in Family Scholarships

These scholarships are for applicants who are the first in their family to seek to complete a degree. First-in-family normally means that neither of the applicant’s birth parents has successfully completed a degree level qualification.

Woolf Fisher First in Family Scholarships

AUT faculty scholarships

AUT faculty scholarships are offered in a number of subjects including:
  • Art and design
  • Business and economics
  • Communication studies
  • Computer and mathematical sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health sciences
  • Language and culture
  • Law
  • Science
  • Social sciences
  • Te Ara Poutama (Maori Development)

Unsuccessful applicants for the three main AUT scholarships may be considered for these faculty scholarships.

Search our scholarships database

Our scholarships database lists all the scholarships above and many others including the GABA scholarships for those who identify as LGBTTI+. Select Undergraduate (first year only) under level in the dropdown menu to find scholarships for your first year of study at AUT and beyond.

Search the scholarships database

Check your eligibility for AUT scholarships

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Meet some of our scholarship students


Antony Vavia
(Bachelor of Science Scholarship)
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology


Melissa Kow
(Vice-Chancellor’s Significant Student Scholarship)
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies and Bachelor of Business conjoint programme

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Kaycee Bottcher
(Woolf Fisher First in Family Scholarship)
Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine

Last updated: 06-Dec-2017 1.25pm

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