International Student Excellence Scholarship

International Student Excellence Scholarship

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The University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship aims to attract high-achieving new international students for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. It welcomes applications twice a year from eligible candidates, encouraging their enrollment at the university.

Offered by  Institution 
Amount granted  INR 5,26,000
Type of scholarship  Merit-based 
Level of program Undergraduate and Graduate 
Application deadline  15 January 2025 (tentative)
International students  Yes 
Official url  University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship

 

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What are the benefits of the International Student Excellence Scholarship?

The University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship offers the following advantages:

  • list items Available to all international students, excluding citizens, permanent residents, or visa holders of New Zealand or Australia.
  • list items Approximately 50 scholarships are granted bi-annually, based on whether the candidate begins studies in Semester 1 or Semester 2.
  • list items Valued at up to INR 5,26,000 for both postgraduate and undergraduate programs.
  • list items Payments made as part of this scholarship remain tax-exempt, provided they are used for expenses related to the recipient's program of study.
  • Recipients are required to adhere to the scholarship's regulations and notify the Scholarships Office of any changes in their enrollment or funding status.

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    What is the eligibility criteria for the International Student Excellence Scholarship?

    Applications for the University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship are open to international students who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia. Additionally, applicants must meet these eligibility criteria:

  • list items Starting an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Auckland.
  • list items Falling into one of the following categories: New full-fee paying international students with an unconditional offer. English Language Academy (ELA) students with a conditional offer. Pursuing a PGDip, Masters (taught) of 120 points or more, or an undergraduate degree with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications.
  • list items New full-fee paying international students with an unconditional offer.
  • list items English Language Academy (ELA) students with a conditional offer.
  • list items Pursuing a PGDip, Masters (taught) of 120 points or more, or an undergraduate degree with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications.
  • list items Holding an academic GPE score of 6.0.
  • list items Enrolled as 'on Campus' registrations.
  • list items Prospective applicants are required to meet the minimum English language proficiency standards.
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    What is the application process for the International Student Excellence Scholarship?

    The scholarship applications typically commence approximately six weeks before the closing date. It's advised to thoroughly review the regulations to ensure eligibility before submitting your application.

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    What are the documents required for the International Student Excellence Scholarship?

    Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • list items Birth Certificate (copy)
  • list items Passport (copy)
  • list items Citizenship Certificate (copy)
  • list items Letter of Application
  • list items Letter of Recommendation
  • list items Certificates or degrees from previous studies
  • list items English Language Proficiency Scorecard
  • Note: Supplementary forms might be requested for additional documents, if necessary.

     

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    What is the selection process for the International Student Excellence Scholarship?

    The University of Auckland extends the International Student Excellence funding to new international undergraduate and postgraduate students in New Zealand. The selection criteria are rigorously based on:

  • list items Academic merit
  • list items Quality of the letter of application
  • list items Endorsement by the applicant’s referee
  • Additionally, the selection committee considers the applicant’s country of origin. The scholarship value is provided as a compulsory fee credit toward the first semester of study at the University of Auckland.

    Please note: The scholarship cannot be deferred to the next semester; a new application would be necessary in such cases.

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    How can you contact the International Excellence Scholarship?

    You can get your questions and queries answered by contacting the university with the help of below mentioned details:

    C.No. - +64 9 373 7999 

     

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    Frequently asked questions

    Can the scholarship be renewed for subsequent semesters or years of study?

    The scholarship might not be automatically renewed for subsequent semesters or years. Applicants may need to reapply for consideration in subsequent periods if eligible

    How competitive is the International Student Excellence Scholarship, and what percentage of applicants typically receive it?

    The scholarship's competitiveness may vary depending on the number of applicants and available scholarships. Exact statistics regarding the number of recipients might not be publicly disclosed but may depend on the quality and number of applicants in a given cycle.

    How competitive is the International Student Excellence Scholarship, and what percentage of applicants typically receive it?

    The scholarship's competitiveness may vary depending on the number of applicants and available scholarships. Exact statistics regarding the number of recipients might not be publicly disclosed but may depend on the quality and number of applicants in a given cycle.

    Are there specific GPA or academic requirements besides the English language proficiency score for this scholarship?

    Along with meeting the minimum English language proficiency score, applicants should meet the academic requirements based on the program they are pursuing. This might include certain GPA or academic standards relevant to their chosen course of study.