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Unitec Pacific Progression Scholarships

The purpose of this  scholarship, established in 2019, is to encourage Pacific students who have successfully completed their programme of study at Unitec, to continue their higher education in a new, higher level programme of study. 

The scholarship is open to domestic Pacific students across Unitec, in Level 4 to 8 programmes that take at least one semester of full-time study to complete. 

Award value: $2,000 Number available: Varies
Provider: Unitec Institute of Technology
Contact: For general queries about scholarships - email our scholarships team
For help completing a scholarship application - book an appointment with our careers team

Unitec recognises that financial support is an important consideration for our ākonga in managing their next steps. The scholarship provides both financial support and mentoring opportunities in the first year of the new programme of study.

Pacific Learners who have done well in their studies and want to progress to a new programme, are encouraged to apply.

2024 applications are now closed

Round 2: Opened 1 February 2024 | Closed 11th March 2024  

Round 1: Opened 22 November 2023 | Closed 31st January 2024


To apply, you must:

  • be a domestic student, i.e., a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • be enrolled as a Pacific student;
  • be completing or have completed a Level 3-8 programme at Unitec and are beginning a new programme of study at Unitec in semester 1, 2024;
  • be enrolling in a Level 4-8 programme (certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma) that takes at least one semester of full-time study to complete; and
  • have a GPA of 3.5 (which is a B minus average) or above in your most recent semester of study.

Please read the Unitec Pacific Progression Scholarship Regulations for more information.

Selection bases

The following will be taken into account for all eligible applicants:

  • Academic Achievement (GPA from the previous semester of study at Unitec will be considered).
  • Motivation to succeed in your new course.
  • Your aspirations to use your education to make a positive difference in society.

Preference may be given to learners who demonstrate that financial support will have an impact  on their ability to continue their studies.