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Diverse Gender Scholarship

The Diverse Gender Scholarship encourages and support diverse gender students to pursue tertiary education at Unitec.

Award value: Varies depending on funding Number available: Varies
Provider: Unitec Institute of Technology
Contact: Email our Scholarships Team if you would like more information: or book an appointment with our Scholarship advisor. Ally Network

Unitec is committed to providing an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, by identifying and addressing barriers that diverse students face when engaged in tertiary study.  This scholarship is intended to address some of the unique barriers diverse gender students encounter.


Open and Close Dates

Open 29th March 2022 | Closes mid-day 5th May 2022

Application Form

Eligibility for Diverse Gender Scholarship

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Identify as outside the gender binary. This can include but is not limited to transgender, intersex, gender fluid, gender queer, gender questioning
  • be a domestic student, i.e., a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident
  • be currently enrolled in a programme from Level 3 to 8 (certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma) that takes at least one semester of full-time study to complete.

*For the purposes of this scholarship Diverse Gender includes tangata ira tane, FtM, MtF, transsexual, fa'afafine, transgender, whakawahine, transmen, transwomen, akava'ine, leiti, intersex, genderqueer and gender-neutral people.

Please read the Diverse Gender Scholarship Regulations for more information.

Selection Bases

The Selection Committee will review all eligible applications and make award recommendations based on a combination of:

  • responses to the scholarship questions;
  • feedback from Referee identified on the application;
  • Unitec priority group goals – namely to achieve parity for Māori, Pacific and Under 25 students, and enhance the success of Disabled and Neurodiverse learners, sole parents, and ākonga with carers responsibilities; and
  • Preference is given to first-time applicants who have not received the Diverse Gender Scholarship before