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2022 Head Start Scholarships for New International Students

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage international students thinking about studying at Unitec for the first time - in an undergraduate certificate or diploma programme - to pursue their goals and study with Unitec. The scholarship is open to international students in Level 3 to 6 programmes that take at least one semester of full-time study to complete.

International students starting a Bachelor's, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters programme in 2022 receive an international study grant if they meet application requirements.   

Award value: $1,500 Number available: Varies
Provider: Unitec
Contact: Email our Scholarships Team if you would like more information: or book an appointment with our Scholarship advisor.

Unitec recognises that financial support and development opportunities are an important consideration for learners. The scholarship provides both financial support and mentoring opportunities in the first year of study.

Open and Close Dates

Open 14th January 2022 | Closes 26th April 2022

Application Form


To apply, you must:

  • be an international student and hold a valid student visa
  • be enrolling for the first time at Unitec
  • be starting full-time (minimum 45 credits per semester) in an undergraduate certificate or diploma programme (Level 3 to 6) at Unitec that takes at least one semester of full-time study to complete

Please read the Head Start Scholarship for New International Students Regulations for more information.

Selection Bases

The selection committee will review all eligible applications sent to them and will make award recommendations based on applicant responses to the scholarship application questions.