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University of Auckland Summer School Scholarship


About the scholarship

The Scholarship was established in 2020 and is funded by the University of Auckland.The main purpose of the Scholarship is to financially support students from outside the Auckland area attending university for the first time, having left secondary school or kura in the previous year. This approach reflects the University’s strategic recruitment goal to provide equal opportunities to all who have the potential to succeed in a university of high international standing.

How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

Selection process

Application is made to the Scholarships Office A Selection Committee assesses the applications The Scholarship is awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Selection Committee


The Scholarship will be known as the University of Auckland Summer Start Scholarship. Up to 100 Scholarships will be awarded and will cover the cost of standard accommodation in Waipārūrū Hall for the duration of Summer School 2021, up to a value of $2,600. This cost will be paid directly to the Hall of Residence (see Note I). The Scholarship is tenable by students who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand, and who are normally resident outside the Auckland metropolitan area (see Note II). The Scholarship may be offered to students who are currently enrolled in Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school or kura and who are planning to enrol in Summer School and take part in the Summer Start programme, followed by full-time at the University of Auckland in Semester One 2021. To take up and be paid the Scholarship, the candidate must be accepted and enrol in one Summer school course and participate in the Summer Start 2021 programme at the University of Auckland. The basis of selection will be academic ability based on results at Level 2 or higher in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) or an equivalent qualification and a personal statement outlining how an

accommodation scholarship would benefit the applicant. The personal circumstances of applicants will also be taken into consideration including, but not limited to, Māori ancestry, Pacific ancestry, demonstrated financial need, if the applicant comes from a refugee background, if the applicant is the first in their family to attend university, if the applicant has a disability, or if the applicant resides in a rural area (see Notes III to VII). The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (or nominee), the Programme Director (Summer Start) (or nominee) and the Director of the Schools Partnership Office (or nominee). The Scholarship may be held with any other scholarship, award or grant as long as the regulations for that scholarship, award or grant permit and the University of Auckland Council is informed and approves. It is the responsibility of the recipient to declare to the Scholarships Office all other scholarships, awards or grant funding received and for which the awardee receives payment while also in payment for this Scholarship The University of Auckland Council, in consultation with the donor, has the power to terminate or suspend a scholarship if it receives a report of unsatisfactory progress of a Scholar from the Programme Director (Summer Start). The University of Auckland Council is not obliged to make an award if in any year there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The University of Auckland has the power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the Scholarship


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