The University of Auckland is offering International Student Excellence Scholarship to all undergraduate and postgraduate students who are applying to study taught PGDip or Masters of 120 points or more, or who are applying to study undergraduate degrees (with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications).
The main purpose of the Scholarship is to attract new international students of high caliber to enroll in undergraduate or postgraduate taught study of 1 year or more at the University of Auckland.
The University of Auckland was formally opened on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College, part of the University of New Zealand. A disused courthouse and jail served as premises for the 95 students and four teaching staff. The roll increased slowly but steadily during the remainder of the 19th century; by 1901 it had risen to 156 students. Today, the University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, hosting over 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses. The University’s motto is” Ingenio et Labore”.
Freely translated from the Latin, it means “by natural ability and hard work“.
Bachelors, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters (taught) degrees in any subject
Field of Study:
All subjects offered by the University.
Up to 50 Scholarships will be awarded bi-annually (depending on whether the candidate is commencing studies in Semester 1 or Semester 2), with each scholarship valued at up to $10,000, for postgraduate and undergraduate study. The Scholarship will be paid as a compulsory fees credit towards the first year of study at the University of Auckland.
Applicants must be new international students who have received an unconditional offer, or English Language Academy (ELA) students who have received a conditional offer, of study to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters (taught) of 120 points or more, or an undergraduate degree (applying with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications) at the University of Auckland. Applicants should generally have a grade point equivalent (GPE) of at least 6.00.
The basis of selection will be academic merit, the quality of the letter of application and endorsement by the applicant’s referee. The country of origin of the applicant may also be considered by the selection committee.
Students who have already commenced study at the University of Auckland are ineligible, as are students enrolling in a Research Masters programme. Undergraduate students from University of Auckland Foundation Providers (UP Education and Taylors College) and New Zealand secondary-school leavers are ineligible as well.
Applying Procedure Instructions:
Scholarship applications will usually open around 6 weeks before the closing date. The application deadline for studies commencing February 2021 is 21 November 2020, whilst that for studies commencing July 2021, is 20 April 2021.
It is important to read the scholarship regulations visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.