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New Māori & Pacific Scholarship at UC


What does Takere involve?

A UC scholarship which includes: 

  • $1,200, paid as a fortnightly allowance of $400, during the Takere Academy (6 weeks).
  • Takere Academy, inclusive of free catered accommodation in a student hall of residence, for six weeks to assist the transition to university life.[1]
  • Ongoing tailored support and assistance, including needs based subsidised accommodation at a UC student hall, throughout a recipient’s first year of university study.
  • Guidance for whānau of recipients on how best to support their child at university.

Recipients will also:

  • participate in a fees-free 15-point 100-level UC paper which could contribute to their degree as part of the Academy, along with social and cultural activities.
  • receive ongoing support through engagement with UC Māori and Pacific mentors along with dedicated, and tailored support from a Kaiurungi Māori or a UC Pacific Advisor from Te Waka Pākākano | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity throughout the academic year.
  • be given the opportunity to participate in the UC Māori Leadership Programme, Paihere or Pacific Mentoring Programme.

Scholarships are limited.  Applications open on Monday, 5 July 2021 via the Scholarships website and close on Sunday, 15 August 2021.

Successful applicants will be phoned for a follow up in-person interview by 1 September 2021.

Interviews to meet applicants and whānau kanohi-ki-te-kanohi (in-person) will occur during the month of September 2021.