AUT Accommodation Scholarship - Office of Maori Advancement

Closing date: 30/09/2022
June and September each yearJune 2022 round cancelled
Value of Award: $6500 accommodation supplement
No. of awards: Varies depending on funding
Tenure: One year only


Application Form

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) provides undergraduate scholarships to recognise student academic achievement, potential leadership ability and contribution to the school, community or cultural pursuits.

The Office of Māori Advancement provides accommodation scholarships to support Māori students residing in approved AUT accommodation.

Selection criteria:

  • 1)         Applicants must be NZ Citizens or permanent residents of NZ Māori descent (Cook Island Māori are not eligible to apply) and declare this ethnicity when applying for admission to AUT. 2)         Applicants must be currently studying a New Zealand secondary school qualification. 3)         Applicants must be enrolling for the first time in a bachelor’s degree programme at AUT. Please refer to an AUT Prospectus or our website for programmes and courses available at AUT - 4)         Applicants must enrol full-time (no less than 120pts per annum). 5)         Current AUT students who meet the eligibility criteria other than secondary schooling and enrolment for the first time may also apply. 6)         Applicants will be asked to provide their AUT Student ID in the box provided on the application form.  This can be obtained by enrolling at AUT online Preference will be given firstly to applicants relocating to Auckland and secondly to students with demonstrated financial hardship.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications will open in July for applicants commencing study at AUT in Semester 1 the following year and in May for applicants commencing study in Semester 2 of the same year.  Application is through the AUT online scholarship portal.  Applicants must complete the AUT Accommodation Scholarship Office of Māori Advancement Application available online through the link on this page.   Applicants will be required to complete or upload: 1. A personal statement explaining what they hope to achieve from the programme they have chosen and any career goals they have. Applicants should also state why they believe they merit the scholarship and outline their cultural involvement (if any). The personal statement should include an outline of the leadership positions or responsibilities the applicant has held within their school or community. 2. The applicant’s whakapapa. 3. A current copy of their NCEA, CIE or IB record of achievement or other most recent qualification. IB students must obtain a predicted IB grade from their Principal or Principal’s nominee. REFERENCES:  Applicants must be supported by a character reference.  Applicants will send their request for support to their referee by email from the application portal.  The referee will be asked to comment on: 1.  How the applicant’s personal attributes match those in the scholarship purpose; 2. Why the applicant would have no realistic opportunity of tertiary study without this scholarship. 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
Selection will be determined by a panel including representatives of the Office of Maori Advancement and Maori Liaison Services.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the AUT Scholarships Office, as soon as possible after the panel have met.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The recipient will reside in an approved AUT Hall of Residence and the award paid as a contribution towards that accommodation.  Please note that the recipient will need to ensure they can cover the additional fortnightly cost for accommodation after the scholarship contribution has been made.

Additional information
The accommodation supplement is conditional on the recipient residing in an approved AUT Halls of Residence, to be paid directly to the relevant Halls of Residence.

Who else has information about this award?
University Scholarships Office:

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

Auckland University of Technology

Phone: +64 9 921 9837


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