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Head Start Tertiary Scholarships for International Students

The Head Start Tertiary Scholarships for International Students were established in 2021 to assist secondary international school leavers commencing study at Unitec to help cover education related costs and provide an opportunity to connect to various induction and mentoring opportunities.

Award value: $1,000 Number available: Varies
Provider: Unitec
Contact: Scholarships Team: scholarships@unitec.ac.nz

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Be an international student and hold a valid student visa.
  • Exited secondary school within the last year (2020)
  • Have submitted an application to Unitec to be admitted full-time into a Certificate, Diploma or Degree level programme (Level 3-8)
  • Must meet the entry criteria for the selected programme of study

Help and Support

Please contact our Scholarships Team for queries or assistance.


Please note, applications for 2021 will open in February 2021.  We will notify you with any updated regulations or eligibility criteria.

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