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Excellence and Equity Scholarship in English Language

Provided by: AUT University

Provided by: AUT University

Value: Varying

Tenure: One semester

The purpose of the Excellence and Equity Scholarship in English Language is to support refugees and other students who are financially disadvantaged and who meet the criteria to continue their language study.

Each year four scholarships are available: two in Semester One and two in Semester Two. The scholarships cover full tuition and learner services levy fees for one semester of full-time study.

In order to apply applicants must:

  • AUT Scholarship Application Form and Certificate of English Language Nomination Form to be completed by applicants and their class teacher.
  • Statement of eligibility and support from current lecturer.
  • Statement of financial situation.
  • Letter from Work and Income Case Manager or other evidence of eligibility for Work and Income support (this includes Student Allowance).

In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents.
  • The scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in
  • English language programmes in the Department of English and Applied Linguistics in the semester prior to the award.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed at least one semester in their programme prior to the award.
  • Applicants must be supported by English Language teaching staff and have a history of high achievement, good attendance and high motivation in the previous semester.
  • Applicants must be facing a degree of financial hardship that hinders their ability to continue study.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic ability and financial hardship. Priority will be given to refugees.

Applicants who are aiming to staircase into mainstream study will also be given preference.