Secondary schools scholarships

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 scholarships for school leavers is available from the AUT scholarships database.

2021 AUT school leaver scholarships

AUT offers one-year scholarships in the four categories below for study commencing in 2021.  

Students who achieve the required level will be eligible at the completion of their first year to apply for the AUT Undergraduate Scholarship (Fees) available for subsequent years of study in an AUT bachelor’s degree under the same categories.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • Awarded to students demonstrating leadership through academic excellence
  • Nationally contestable

Significant Student Scholarships

  • Awarded to academically able students demonstrating leadership through achievement at a high level in school, sporting, cultural pursuits or community involvement
  • Nationally contestable

AUT Academic Excellence and AUT Significant Student Scholarships

New Horizons Scholarships - Decile 1 – 4 Auckland Region Schools

  • Awarded to academically able students who can demonstrate leadership potential from Auckland Region Decile 1 – 4 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)
  • Nationally contestable.

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:

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • 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 Keir Trust Study Award for financial hardship and the Rainbow Auckland scholarships for those who identify as LGBTQIA+. Select Undergraduate (first year only) under level in the dropdown menu to find scholarships for your first year of study at AUT and beyond.

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Check your eligibility for AUT scholarships

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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.

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