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    University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship

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    The University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship is awarded to new international students of high caliber to encourage them to enroll in undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the university. The scholarship accepts applications bi-annually from all eligible students.

    The benefits of the University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship are:

    • Open for all international students except citizens, permanent residents, or resident visa holders of New Zealand or Australia.
    • Up to 50 scholarships will be awarded bi-annually (depending on whether the candidate is commencing studies in Semester 1 or Semester 2).
    • Scholarship is valued at up to 10,000 NZD for postgraduate and undergraduate study.
    • Payments under the terms of this Scholarship remain tax-free as long as they are used for the payments of costs associated with an awardee’s program of study.

    Scholarship holders will be required to give undertakings that they will comply with the regulations for the Scholarship and will notify the Scholarships Office of any change in their enrolment or funding status.


    Highlights

    Scholarship TypeMerit-Based, College-Specific
    Offered byInstitution
    OrganizationUniversity of Auckland
    Application Deadline Apr 20 ,2021
    No. of Scholarships50
    Amount$7,183
    RenewabilityYes
    International Students EligibleYes
    Scholarship Website Linkhttps://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship/university-of-auckland-international-student-excellence-scholarship-844-all.html

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applications will be accepted from all International students who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia. Other than this, the international students must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

    • Commencing undergraduate or postgraduate degree at University of Auckland
    • Applicants must be either a:
      • New full-fee paying international student who has received an unconditional offer, or
      • Applicants must be an English Language Academy (ELA) student who has received a conditional offer, or
    • Applicants must be undertaking a:
      • PGDip, or
      • Masters (taught) of 120 points or more, or
      • An undergraduate degree with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications.
    • Must have an academic GPE score of 6.0
    • Enrolled as ‘on Campus’ registrations.
    • Applicants must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement:
    Test Name Minimum score for UG Minimum score for PG
    IELTS 6.0 6.5
    TOEFL-iBT 80 90
    TOEFL-pBT 60 68
    PTE 50 58

    Note: Students undertaking study online due to border restrictions as a result of COVID-19 will be considered to be “on Campus” for the purposes of this Scholarship.

    Eligible Courses

    BCom (Hons) in Accounting Bachelor of Commerce Master of International Business
    Master of Marketing Master of Professional Accounting Master of Science in Computer Science
    Bachelor of Science in Data Science Master of Information Technology BE(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Applicants are NOT eligible under the following conditions:

    • Students who have already commenced study at the University of Auckland.
    • Students enrolling in a Research Masters program or a Business masters program in the Graduate School of Management (GSM).
    • Undergraduate students from the University of Auckland Foundation Providers (UP Education and Taylors College) and New Zealand secondary-school leavers.
    • Students enrolling as distance education students will not be eligible to apply.

    Note: To know about other courses eligible for this scholarship and for any other query kindly contact: scholarships@auckland.ac.nz


    Application Process

    Applications for University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship open from approximately 6 weeks before the closing date (Semester I: November 21 & Semester II: April 20).

    Documents Required

    • Copy of their Birth Certificate
    • Copy of passport
    • Copy of their Citizenship Certificate
    • Letter of Application
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Certificates or degree of prior study
    • Scorecard of English language proficiency

    Note: Additional documents as Supplementary forms, if asked for


    Selection Process

    The University of Auckland is pleased to offer the International Student Excellence funding for new international undergraduate and postgraduate students in New Zealand. The selection of the candidates is strictly based on the

    • academic merit
    • quality of the letter of application, and
    • endorsement by the applicant’s referee

    The selection committee also takes into consideration the country of origin of the applicant. The Scholarship value is paid as a compulsory fee credit towards the 1st semester of study at the University of Auckland.

    Note: The Scholarship will not be deferred until the next semester. A new Scholarship application will be required.

    Contact Details

    Query: : +64 9 373 7999

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