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Unitec School Leaver Scholarships

The Unitec School Leaver Scholarships were established to assist secondary or kura 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: $1,500 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.

Key Dates for 2022 Applications

Opening Date

20th July 2021

Closing Date

Second round: 12th December 2021

First round: 19th September 2021

Eligibility Criteria for School Leaver Scholarships

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

  • New Zealand citizen or holder of a New Zealand Permanent Resident visa
  • Exited secondary school or kura within the last year.
  • 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

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Learners need to show:

  • Motivation to succeed in their chosen course.
  • Community Engagement: commitment to benefiting or giving back to their local and/or Unitec communities.
  • The recommendation letter / reference letter from applicant’s School.
  • In addition to the above selection criteria, preference may be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria: 
    • Māori
    • Pacific
    • Disabled and Neurodiverse Learners
    • First in family to pursue tertiary education
    • Students residing in Tamaki Makaurau

Please read the Unitec School Leaver Scholarship Regulations for more details.