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Study at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand on the the Kiwa Scholarship program. Kiwa (pronounced Kiva) is part of the bigger name Te Moana Nui a Kiwa (Kiwa's Big Sea). Kiwa being the God of the Pacific Ocean - the ocean that our ancestors sailed to get to Aotearoa and also the connecting route between NZ and the Pacific Islands.
AUT Kiwa Undergraduate Scholarships (Māori and Pacific Students) allow the University to recognise and reward the academic achievement, cultural participation, all-round ability, and leadership potential of Māori and Pacific students from New Zealand secondary schools.
This scholarship is available for Undergraduate Program
Field of Study
This scholarship is available in any field of study offered by the university.
Scholarship Value : $6500
Status : Partially Funded
Number of Scholarship : Varies
• The applicant must be studying an NZQA recognized qualification at a New Zealand scondary school. • The applicant must be intending to enrol for the first time, in a full-time degree programme of study in Semester 1 of the year following application. • Full-time will normally be 60 pts per semester and no less than 120pts during the academic year. • The applicant must have an AUT student ID number in order to apply. This can be obtained by commencing enrolment at AUT online www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/apply-to-aut • The applicant must be a NZ Citizen or permanent resident and register their primary or secondary ethnicity as either Māori or Pacific when commencing enrolment. • Māori applicants must be of New Zealand Māori descent. • Pacific applicants are defined as citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand who are of indigenous Pacific descent from any of the following islands: American Samoa; Cook Islands; Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna; Fiji; French Polynesia; Hawaii; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; New Caledonia; Niue; Palau; Papaua New Guinea; Rapanui (Easter Island); Rotima; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu. Applicants will be expected to have demonstrated the potential for leadership. • The applicant must have studied subjects relevant to their proposed tertiary course of study and will have as a minimum, one of the following: - NCEA 250 rank score - CIE a minimum of 180 points on the UCAS Tariff - IB Principal’s predicted score 28 • The rank score is calculated from university approved subjects (or in subjects leading to university approved subjects) studied in the year prior to application only and at Level 2 NCEA or AS (CIE) level or above. Students who have been accelerated may use relevant subjects from one year prior to this, however, a maximum of 24 credits only may be used in any one subject. The Information to assist calculating the rank score is available from the on-line Scholarships Application Form and from www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/fees-scholarships-and-finance/scholarships/school-and-community-partnership.
How do students apply?
A link to the application form and full regulations will be available in July of the year prior to commencement from the AUT Scholarships database www.aut.ac.nz/scholarships . Application is through the AUT online scholarship portal. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and complete the AUT School Leaver Scholarship Application online via the link available through the AUT Scholarships Database. Applicants will be required to upload: • A one-page personal statement explaining the reasons for wishing to attend AUT, the academic goals they hope to achieve and any career aspirations they have. Applicants should also state why they believe they merit the scholarship. • A list of school, community, cultural and sporting achievements and/or leadership positions. • A current certified copy of their NCEA, CIE or IB record of achievement. • A declaration that they are of Māori or Pacific descent and will declare this ethnicity when applying for admission to AUT. REFERENCES: Applicants must nominate two character references in support of their application. Nominated referees will be sent an email from the application portal CommunityForce. • One referee should be from a cultural group, religious group, sports club, work place, community organisation, that the applicant is involved with or from a Kaumātua or other community leader who can vouch for the applicant being of Maori or Pacific descent. • The second must be from their Principal or Principal’s nominee. If the applicant is studying IB this should include the Principal’s predicted IB score. All documentation must be received by the closing date inclusive of reference statements or the application will be considered ineligible. Please note: Applicants for this scholarship may also be considered for an alternative scholarship funded by the School or Faculty of the applicant’s nominated programme.
Regulations [PDF, 245.4 KB]
1 September each year
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