AUT secondary schools scholarships programme

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 for all AUT schemes is available from the AUT Scholarships Database.

AUT scholarships for study commencing in 2018 have been reviewed.  The three AUT scholarships available for study in 2018 are:

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 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 AUT South if the degree programme is offered at the South Campus.

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. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply for all of the above scholarships where they meet the eligibility criteria. 

Other AUT scholarships available for secondary school students include:

  • Woolf Fisher First in Family Scholarships for first-in-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.
  • AUT faculty scholarships in subjects including Art and Design, Business, Communications, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Languages, Law, Sciences, Social Sciences and Te Ara Poutama (Maori Development). 
  • In participating subject areas unsuccessful applicants for the three main AUT scholarships may be considered for faculty scholarships.

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The AUT Scholarships Database lists all the scholarships above and many others including the GABA scholarships for those who identify as LGBTI. Select Undergraduate (first year only) under level in the drop down menu to find scholarships for your first year of study at AUT and beyond.
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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: 07-Jun-2017 1.15pm

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