Scholarships and awards
Each year The University of Auckland awards scholarships and prizes worth more than $20 million to thousands of students just like you.
First in course Awards
First in Course Awards were established in 2010 by the University of Auckland Council.The main purpose of these Awards is to recognise the student(s) who obtained the highest overall mark in a taught course.
- The Awards will be known as the “First in Course” Awards.
- The Award will be recorded on the recipients’ official academic transcript.
- The Awards will be allocated at the end of each semester to the student(s) whose academic performance identifies them as having achieved the highest final marks in a particular taught course. Recipients must have achieved a minimum final grade of A-.
- In the event that two or more students obtain a final percentage mark that is within a margin of +/- 0.5%, this award will be shared.
- Recipients of the Awards will be endorsed by The University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of the relevant Dean of Faculty or their nominee.
- The University of Auckland Council has the power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of these Awards.
Directed reading and individual study courses, as defined by Faculties, are excluded from consideration for these awards.
- Winners will be notified by the Scholarships Office.
Fowlds Memorial Prize
$50 for books and two bookplates to top student in Faculty
University Senior Scholarships
Senior Scholar Awards were established in 2010 by the University of Auckland Council.
The main purpose of the Awards is to recognise the graduating students who obtained the highest marks in their undergraduate programme. Each Faculty will be allocated a number of Awards based on their student enrolments. For further information, see the regulations.
University of Auckland Study Abroad (Languages and Literature)
These scholarships (maximum value $2000) have been established to enable language students to undertake a period of formal study (minimum of 3-4 weeks or 60 hours of taught classes) in a country where the language is spoken as the first language. Applicants will normally be enrolled full-time/part-time at The University of Auckland and in the second or third year of a foreign language major, or enrolled for a Masters degree at the time of taking up the scholarship. Applications may be made in either April or September. If you wish to apply contact your Head of Department and download an application form.
In addition to University of Auckland Scholarships, there are two SELL Scholarships offered annually to assist students embarking on a Masters degree. Applications close on 30 November. For further information contact the Head of School.
You can also find information about scholarships within the various European languages: