Please see below the range of scholarships and awards available from Unitec which are especially set up for Māori students and can manaaki student life journey.

For a full list of available scholarships and awards, please visit our Scholarships page.

Ngā Pou Karahipi

Ngā Pou Karahipi (Scholarships) were established to enable Māori students to pursue and stay in their studies at Unitec. These karahipi offer various levels of funding support depending on students' needs and level of study. There are three different options available.

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Whai Ake Māori Mentoring scholarships

Maia Māori Centre delivers a Māori Mentoring Scholarship programme based on a tuakana-teina model. If you are enrolled in a full-time, full-year Unitec programme, you may be eligible for this scholarship which pays up to $2000 toward student fees.

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Māori & Pasifika Trades Training scholarships

If you are of Māori and/or Pasifika descent, aged 16 – 40 and you want to learn a trade, you could study free at Unitec.

Find out which trades programmes are eligible.


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Visit funding your study for more information about the full-range of allowances and benefits that you may be entitled to, such as the childcare subsidy and accommodation supplement.

Careers NZ also provide a list of scholarships and grants for Māori. Visit the Careers NZ website for more information.