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Unitec Excellence Scholarships

This scholarship is for high achieving learners in undergraduate degrees at Unitec, who are motivated to make a positive difference in society.  

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 is an important consideration for our ākonga in managing their study goals. The scholarship provides both financial support and mentoring opportunities. Learners who can demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to applying the essence of Ako – where everyone teaches and everyone learns - are encouraged to apply.

Applications for 2023 are closed.

Open 15th November 2022 | Closes 20th March 2023



To apply, you must:

  • be a domestic student, i.e., a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • have completed and passed a minimum of 60 credits within your current undergraduate degree (level 7 programme) at Unitec;
  • be continuing in your current programme of study as a full (or pre-approved part-time) student;
  • have at least one semester of study left to complete your current degree; and 
  • have a GPA of 6.0 (which equates to a B+ average) or above in your most recent semester of study.

Please read the Unitec Excellence Scholarship Regulations for more information.

Selection bases

Award recommendations will be based on a combination of:

  • GPA scores
  • responses to the scholarship questions
  • Unitec and Te Pūkenga priority group goals

Preference may be given to ākonga who:

  • demonstrate that financial support will have an impact on their ability to pursue their studies