Scholarships & Student Loans

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2020. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.

For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the link below.

MoneyHub Scholarship Page

The ultimate free, easy-to-use and mobile friendly list of scholarships for 2019’s Year 13 students.

Student Loans

MoneyHub has published a one-stop guide which explains how student loans work, all on one page.  For more details, visit the link above.

Student Money Tips

MoneyHub’s guide to better prepare students for life after school with a number of tips, tools and insights. For more details, visit the link above.



Click on the link above and log in using the following email address and password:


Password:  Yr13Ako*

givME offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals. This is our most widely searched tool, and is used by those seeking to pursue:

  • Education, research and fellowships
  • Arts, cultural and sporting activities
  • Career change, professional or personal development




Study Link helps students make informed choices about their student finance, how to apply for it and manage it online.


Study Link PowerPoint 2019   



R.E.A.C.H Realising Educational Aspirations for Careers in Health, is a scholarship for Year 13 Maori secondary students interested in a career in health.


POPO Foundation Scholarship 

The POPO Foundation Programme is for Pacific students intending on studying Health Sciences at University. Foundation Year offers a university entrance qualification recognised by all New Zealand universities and the qualification prepares students academically for their first year of study.  For further information, please contact  Visit after June 1st to apply!


Massey University Scholarships for High School Students



Applications for Year 13 students to apply for University of Canterbury 2020 scholarships are now open.

Even with the fees-free scheme, there are still a lot of costs students and their whānau need to cover when it comes to tertiary education. Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships, grants, and awards Canterbury University have on offer.

The closing date for most scholarship applications is 15 August 2019.

The range of scholarships can be found either on UC website or by downloading a copy of our Fund Your Studies brochure.

Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria (eg, subject/course, level, citizenship, age, gender, ethnicity, school, region, etc), so it’s important that students check the details to see if they meet the criteria.

Steps to help students apply
1. Create a myUC account
This is our online portal and the entry point for anyone considering studying at UC. Click here to create an account.

2. Go to the UC Prospective Students Scholarships Portal
Click here to be taken to the portal. From there they need to click the red ‘Apply’ button which takes them back to myUC.

3. Log back into their myUC account
They’ll now be directed to the scholarships application page.

UC Scholarships Presentation 2019


Otago University Scholarship Applications Are Now Open Click here for Step by Step Instructions for Entrance Scholarship Application 2019



The Altrusa scholarship aims to help a student who has a community focus, and who has a commitment to a specific tertiary education course, by awarding a scholarship of $2000 to assist with accommodation the first year at a Halls of Residence at the location of study.  Applications can now be picked up from Mr Enoka and must be completed and returned by 20 September (Week 9)



Study Award Scholarships are available for school leavers looking at entering the property and construction sector, that meet our eligibility criteria and will be taking up their first year of tertiary studies in 2020. Our Keystone scholarships not only come with $15,000 paid over three years but also include mentoring, work opportunities and guidance along the  way.
For 2020 we will be offering Ten Study Awards Scholarships!

Scholarships close on the 15th of August, 2019. 

Read more about Keystone Scholarships here

Download and print the KeyStone Study Award Flyer here


Nelson Forests Scholarships – Forestry Engineering or Forestry Science

Students interested in studying at tertiary level in Forestry, scholarship applications close at the end of August.

Nelson Forest Scholarship Programme


Waikato University Scholarships

It’s time to start applying for scholarships! Waikato University scholarships for school leavers are now open so please ensure you submit an application in advance of the August 31st closing date.

We have provided templates for the personal statements required for most of the school leaver scholarships on our website here. The Principal’s Assessment Form will be sent to the staff member’s email address that the student lists in their online application but only once the student has fully submitted their online scholarship application. If you would like to make a head start on this form, it can be downloaded here.

Students can use the Scholarships Finder to check their eligibility, open and closing dates, and application details.


University of Auckland AUEA Maori and Pacific Engineering Pathway Awards

AUEA Maori Engineering Pathway Awards – closing date 1 November

The Awards were established in 2017 and are funded by the Auckland University Engineers Association (AUEA) Inc.
The main purpose of the Award is to provide financial and mentoring assistance to first year Māori and Pacific students who have achieved academically, have demonstrated leadership potential, and have demonstrated active participation in community, cultural and other activities, and have demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, the BE(Hons) degree programme.

AUEA Pacific Engineering Pathway Awards – closing date 1 November

Please see The University of Auckland Scholarships and Awards for School-Leaver and First Year Students 2020 guide online for further information on scholarships available to students.

Click through on the title of the scholarships in this guide to be taken to the information and regulations pages for each scholarship.


2020 Whanake – HERA Scholarship (Engineering – Structural or Mechanical)

To further HERA’s aim to strengthen and extend their industry’s capacity, HERA is pleased to offer a scholarship targeted to a Māori student in their first year of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.E ., or B.Eng). The scholarship comprises an annual scholarship award of $5,000 and paid summer internship (with HERA) over four (4) years. Follow the link for further info –  2020 Whanake – HERA Scholarship Application  Applications close Friday 21 January 2020.