AUT Undergraduate Scholarships - Maori Advancement

Closing date: 15/11/2022
November each year
Value of Award: Up to $7,000 towards fees
No. of awards: Varies
Tenure: One year

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Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides undergraduate scholarships to recognise student academic achievement and contribution to the University. As well as recognising academic achievement these scholarships also recognise potential leadership.   

The office of Māori Advancement offers AUT Undergraduate Scholarships - Māori Advancement to Māori students for undergraduate study at AUT. The office works closely with AUT Māori staff, students and the wider community in advising and implementing Mātauranga Māori kaupapa throughout AUT. AUT Undergraduate Scholarships are available to high achieving full-time students undertaking undergraduate degree programme of study at AUT who are entering the second or third year of their undergraduate degree. Students undertaking a four year undergraduate degree programme may apply for support for their fourth year.

Selection criteria:

  • These scholarships are open to Māori students demonstrating all-round ability and leadership potential. Applicants must be studying at AUT and be completing their second, fourth or sixth semester of study at the time of application. Applicants should normally be recorded as having Māori first ethnicity in ARION and achieve a minimum GPA of 5.0 (B) across a minimum of 120pts in the year of application. GPA eligibility will be assessed by the Scholarships Office once semester results are final.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications will open in October.  Application is through the AUT online scholarship portal.  Applicants must complete the AUT Undergraduate Scholarship Application online through the AUT Scholarships Database All documentation must be received by the closing date.    ·         A one-page personal statement outlining the applicant’s academic goals and career aspirations. Applicants must state why they believe they merit the scholarship.   Māori  students must outline their cultural involvement. ·         The personal statement should also include an outline of recent leadership positions or responsibilities the applicant has held within the University or community. ·         If an applicant wishes to be considered under the Financial Hardship category they must address this in their personal statement and upload evidence of their financial position i.e. an IRD statement of income and provide the details of a referee, other than a family member or friend, who can support the applicant’s financial need. ·         A copy of the applicant’s transcript will be added to the application by the Scholarships Office once semester 2 grades have been finalized.  
Application Form

Decision makers
The Office of Māori Advancement

How and when do students learn of the decision?
As soon as possible after the closing date.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
·         The award of this scholarship is conditional on the student enrolling in the second or subsequent year of the 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. ·         The award will be paid as a contribution to fees only. The scholar may hold other scholarships with the approval of the Scholarships Office. ·         Except in cases where there are compelling medical reasons or adverse personal circumstances beyond a student’s control, the uptake of scholarships cannot be deferred. ·         Scholars who are awarded a scholarship under financial hardship will be required to meet with a Student Hub Advisor for budget advice. ·         Scholars must be enrolled continuously in their programme of study during the year of award.  Deferral and suspension requests must be made in writing to the Scholarships Office and will be approved only for compelling medical or personal circumstances. ·         Scholars who pass all papers and meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible to re-apply for an AUT Undergraduate Scholarship (Fees) to support further years of study. ·         A scholar who does not complete at least two semesters of study at AUT may be required to pay back the full value of the scholarship received.    

Additional information
The scholarship consists of up to a $7,000 contribution towards fees.   

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


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