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.

2023 AUT Welcome to Auckland Scholarships

Because we recognise the challenges students may face when moving to Auckland, AUT’s three-year Welcome to Auckland scholarships make a contribution towards students' accommodation and study fees. These scholarships recognise high achieving secondary school students living outside of Auckland who intend to enrol in bachelor’s degree study commencing in 2023.

Closing date: 1 September 2022
Value of scholarship: Up to $21,640.00 (over three years)

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2023 AUT Find Your Greatness Scholarships – School Leaver

AUT's Find Your Greatness undergraduate scholarships for school leavers reflect our commitment to creating great graduates. These three-year scholarships recognise students' academic achievement, as well as students' potential leadership ability and contribution to their school or community, cultural pursuits or sport at a representative level.

The Find Your Greatness Scholarships are offered in the four categories below for study commencing in 2023:

  • Academic Excellence
  • All Rounder
  • Hiki Ake (Lift Up)
  • Kiwa (Māori and Pacific Students)

Applicants will be considered in all categories for which they are eligible.

Closing date: 1 September 2022
Value of scholarship: Up to $21,640.00 (over three years)

Application Form

Academic Excellence

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

All Rounder

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

Hiki Ake (Lift Up)

  • Awarded to academically able students who can demonstrate leadership potential and are experiencing barriers to undertaking tertiary study
  • Nationally contestable

Kiwa (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

Other AUT scholarships for secondary school students include

2023 AUT Accommodation Scholarship – Office of Māori Advancement

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

Closing date: 30 September 2022, 11.59pm
Value of scholarship: $6,500 in the first year of study (paid direct to AUT accommodation as a contribution to rental)

Application Form

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.

Application Form

Keir Trust Study Award

These scholarships are to encourage students from both the Auckland area and beyond who are facing financial barriers to undertake tertiary studies at AUT by offering financial assistance and on-going non-financial support.

Application Form

Search our scholarships database

Our scholarships database lists all the scholarships above and many others including 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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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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