Māori Higher Learning 2018


100% off year 1 fees


1 year

Number awarded


Closing date

Waitlist: 29 January 2018




Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online

All scholarships have been allocated to early bird applicants. These will not be awarded until applicants’ enrolments and eligibility are confirmed, so we encourage you to apply to be waitlisted for this scholarship.

This scholarship assists more Māori into tertiary study at degree or diploma level.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Be of Māori descent
  • Intend to meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme of study
  • Intend to study your programme full time

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 and language revitalisation. Please identify your Rūnanga.

All scholarships are available for students applying to Ara to a new programme of study (i.e not returning to a second or third year of their current programme).

NOTE: If you were a winner of the FLAVA or Canterbury Kapa Haka competition and received this scholarship as an award you do not need to fill in a scholarship application form. Please indicate this on your programme application in the fees section.

Eligible Programmes

Any diploma or degree at Ara (with preference given to the Bachelor of Māori Language and Indigenous Studies).

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: scholarships@ara.ac.nz

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 contacted 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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