Many of them are especially set up for Māori students and can help manaaki you through student life. Here are just a few of the awards on offer.

You can see the full list on our Scholarships page.

Ngā Pou Karahipi

Ngā Pou Karahipi were established to support our Māori students pursue and stay in their studies at Unitec. These karahipi offer various levels of funding support depending on student's 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-tenia model. If you are enrolled in a full-time, full-year Unitec programme, you may be eligible for this scholarship which takes $2000 off your student fees.

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Ngārimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships

Each year a group of exceptional Māori students is selected to continue the legacy of Victoria Cross winner Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu and the other members of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.

These scholarships support high achieving tertiary students of Māori descent.

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Concentrix Unitec Leadership Success Scholarships

Concentrix in collaboration with Unitec have 10x $5,000 scholarships to award to Unitec students who demonstrate leadership in their study, community and/or extracurricular activities. Two of these scholarships are specifically for Māori students.

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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.

Postgraduate Scholarship - Māori

The Kaihautū Mātauranga Māori has scholarships to allocate to talented Māori students studying towards any postgraduate qualification at Unitec.

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More information

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.