Scholarships and Support

Gain the support you need to achieve academic success

University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has scholarships for a range of criteria, including entering university from a low decile school or facing other barriers to academic success.

Regional Rural Admission Scheme (RRAS)

Maori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS)

University of Otago

Apply for a scholarship and gain the financial support you need to complete your undergraduate degree. The University of Otago has a range of scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, and grants for undergraduate students who are committed to academic excellence.

Massey University

Massey University offers a range of awards, grants and scholarships to assist students with fees and living expenses, and to support academic and research excellence.

Te Rau Tauawhi – Māori Student Centre

Pasifika @ Massey

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has a scholarship database you can look up as well as the following support:

Āwhina – Maori Student Support

Pasifika Student Success

Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic understands that studying can be expensive and can create a barrier for some learners. Their range of scholarships give you the opportunity to undertake the learning journey you want to – no matter what your situation.

Te Punaka ¯Owheo


ARA Institute of Canterbury

Ara is proud to offer a wide range of scholarships which can save you thousands of dollars in fees. Some of our scholarships recognise academic excellence, community leadership and sporting achievement. Others are designed to help meet skills shortages in specific industries, or to encourage individuals from under-represented sectors of the community into higher education.

If you meet the scholarship criteria (and are not eligible for fees-free), we encourage you to apply. You can do this at the same time as you apply for your programme of study.

Māori and Pasifika

Whitireia Polytechnic

Whitireia offers a number of forms of support and advice unique to your needs and there is a range of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Māori Support Services

Pasifika Support Services

Other useful websites to find out about more scholarships are:

Spy Study

Rural Women NZ

Kia ora Hauora

Community Trust South

Otago Community Trust

Mataura Licensing Trust