New to AUT Accommodation Scholarship

Closing date: 17/06/2022
Open until all spaces filled
Value of Award: See additional information
No. of awards: Up to 100
Tenure: The scholarship is awarded for one semester only.


The New to AUT Accommodation Scholarship is designed to support students who have enrolled in an AUT undergraduate or postgraduate programme for the first time in Semester 2, 2022.  The scholarship recognises the impacts of Covid 19 for prospective students entering tertiary study, aiming to reduce the burden of living and travel expenses while completing full-time study at AUT for the first time.

The scholarship guarantees accommodation at AUT’s Te Āhuru Mayoral Drive student accommodation facility located minutes from the AUT city campus, regardless of whether you currently live in Auckland, or beyond.  The student accommodation offers a safe and secure location with an on-site pastoral care programme and 24/7 concierge.  Say goodbye to travel expenses and long commutes and get ready to build lasting friendships and study with like-minded students.   The scholarship will be paid directly to AUT’s Te Āhuru Mayoral Drive student accommodation facility operated by Unilodge.

Selection criteria:

  • 1.       Applicants must be located onshore and be NZ citizens or Permanent Residents. 2.       Applicants for the New to AUT Accommodation Scholarship must be applying for the first time to enrol at AUT or be a graduate enrolling in a new programme of postgraduate study. 3.       Applicants must have applied for and received an offer of place (conditional or unconditional) to a full-time programme of study (minimum 120 points) at pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate degree level (excluding doctoral) commencing Semester 2, 2022. 4.      Applicants must agree to a Residential Contract to reside at Unilodge Mayoral Drive accommodation facility. 5.       If awarded, applicants must be Covid-19 fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated should NZ Government, AUT or Accommodation provider settings require vaccination. 6.       If awarded, applicants will be asked to provide documentation confirming tuition fee payment is covered for semester 2, 2022. This confirmation can include fees free, student loan or alternate arrangements.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications are open from March 2022.  Applicants must complete the online New to AUT Accommodation Scholarship Application available through the link on this page. Applicants will be required to upload: a) Offer of Place in a pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate programme of study with a commencement date Semester 2, 2022. b) If awarded, applicants will be asked to provide documentation confirming tuition fee payment is covered for semester 2, 2022.  

Decision makers
1.       The scholarship will be awarded to those applicants who study at the AUT City campus, South campus or North Shore campus. 2.       Applicants who identify as Maori, Pacific or Disabled will be prioritised (Ministry of Education priority groups).

How and when do students learn of the decision?
All applicants will be advised of the outcome by the University Scholarships Office as soon as possible after their application has been assessed.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The award of this scholarship is conditional on the student commencing full-time study at the start of Semester 2, 2022. The recipient will reside in AUT Te Āhuru Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation and the award paid directly to that accommodation.  Please note that the recipient will need to ensure they can cover other additional costs not covered by the scholarship.

Additional information
1. The scholarship is paid as full weekly rental at Te Āhuru Mayoral Drive student accommodation facility for Semester 2, 2022. 2. The scholarship contribution is for one room, self-catered for a single resident. 3. The scholarship does not cover accommodation application fee, student residential life fee, security bond (if required) or other costs associated with accommodation services. 4. Recipients must be Covid-19 fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated should NZ Government, AUT or Accommodation Provider require vaccination.

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

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

Auckland University of Technology

Phone: +64 9 921 9837


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