Māori and Pasifika Scholarship


$2,000 off year 1 fees


1 year

Number awarded


Closing date

15 Jul 2018




Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online

This scholarship is designed to make tertiary study more accessible to Māori and Pasifika students.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Be of Māori or Pasifika descent
  • Meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme of study
  • Intend to study your programme full time
  • Enrolling in a programme at Level 4 or above starting Semester Two 2018

Please include a personal statement to reflect the special circumstances that make you a candidate for this scholarship, eg: outline how you will contribute to the community.

All scholarships are available for students applying to Tamesa to a new programme of study at the start of the scholarship. Students are not eligible if they started their current programme at the start of 2018 or are returning to their second or third year.

Students eligible for the Government’s fees-free scheme are not eligible for a scholarship during the year of their fees-free study.

Eligible Programmes

  • Any level 4-7 programme

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, complete an application form and return it to Scholarships, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or email it to: [email protected]

Applications submitted before the early bird closing date will be given preference. Remaining scholarships may then be awarded to later applicants who meet the criteria.

As part of the application you need to nominate two referees who will be ed to provide a reference for you.

One referee should be either a teacher or principal who is able to comment on your academic performance and your ability to succeed in this programme, or someone from your workplace who can attest to your relevant experience. The other should be someone who is able to attest to your character (this referee should not be a family member).

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