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University Scholarships for Year 13 Students

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university. 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 MoneyHub Scholarship page



Application Guidelines for First Year Scholarships

Tips on filling in application forms

Use the check list if one is provided to ensure you have completed all of the requirements
If a list of documents is requested, supply the documents in the order in which they are requested
Type your application if possible
If you are handwriting your application, use the same style of writing and pen throughout the application and write in neat, legible handwriting
Only provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) if this is requested.  Any documents not requested will not benefit your application
Do not provide original documents. Please ensure that they are certified true copies
Complete all sections of the application form
Do not bind or staple your application.  Please use paper clips instead
Date and sign the privacy provisions
The Majority of applications are online


Eligibility criteria

Always check that you meet eligibility restrictions, such as gender, age, nationality, indigenous or other special group and only apply if you match the eligibility criteria.  If you intend to take a gap year in 2022, please note that most scholarships that allow a gap year require you to make an application in your final year of high school.



Your referees are very important.  Make sure they know which scholarships you have listed them as a referee.  Ensure they are the appropriate people to provide the kind of information about you that the selection committee will need to know.  Provide your referee with the regulations of the scholarship you are applying for.  References must be signed and on school letterhead.  If you are applying for multiple scholarships, one reference will suffice provided all the scholarships are listed in the letter.  If you are attaching the reference to your application, the reference must be in a sealed envelope with the referee’s signature across the seal.  References can also be posted and emailed to the Scholarships Office by your referee but must reach the Scholarships Office by the deadline for applications.  Emailed references must be sent from a verifiable staff email address. All school references are collated through Pixie in Careers. Plenty of notice is required to arrange for the references to be done. 


 Personal Statements

Your statements are very important.  It is your opportunity to “talk” to the selection committees and it is their opportunity to find out what you have to say about yourself.  Your statement can reflect your views and aspirations, can explain the events and people that have been major influences on your life, can describe what drives you, why you have chosen the path you have, what your plans are for the future and so on.  One paragraph statements are not ideal.


Late applications are not accepted

Where a closing date is listed, applications must be received at the Scholarships Office by 5pm on that day.  If a closing date falls on a weekend or a public holiday, applications will be accepted until 5pm on the next working day.