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Unitec Pacific Success Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship, established in 2017, is to encourage Pacific students thinking about studying at Unitec for the first time, to pursue their goals and study with Unitec. 

The scholarship is open to domestic Pacific students in level 3 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 ākonga considering study. The scholarship provides both financial support and mentoring opportunities in the first semester of study. 

Scholarship recipients are expected to be involved and participate in the Unitec Pacific Community.

2024 applications for new student scholarships are now closed

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

Round 1: Opened 1st September 2023 | Closed 31st January 2024

Eligibility Criteria

To apply, you must:

  • be a domestic student, i.e. New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident
  • be enrolling for the first time at Unitec in Semester 1 2024
  • be enrolled as a Pacific student
  • be starting a programme from Level 3 to 8 (certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma) that takes at least one semester of full-time study to complete.

Please read the 2024 Unitec Pacific Success Scholarship Regulations for more information.

Selection bases

A selection committee will review all eligible applications and make award recommendations based on responses to the scholarship application questions. In combination with that, preference may be given to:

  • learners who demonstrate that financial support will have an impact on their ability to begin their tertiary studies at Unitec; and
  • recent School leavers