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MaruwhenuaManaaki Tauira education grants for Maori students. Financial assistance provided by Specialist Education Services for Maori students undertaking tertiary study. The programme is to assist NZ Maori students with part payment of Tuition Fees when they have been accepted into an accredited course. Grants reimburse a proportion of tuition fees with the level of grant dependent on the number of successful applicants

The Ministry of Education has a programme known as Manaaki Tauira which gives financial assistance to Maori students at all levels of tertiary study. Application forms can be obtained from the Scholarships Officer or Kaitautoko Maori within the university (all campuses) and must be lodged by 10 March annually for full year study programmes or 31 July annually for students in programmes beginning in the second semester.

Maori Education Trust Scholarships. Scholarships provided for Maori students studying at an undergraduate level or Postgraduate level. The scholarships are administered by the Maori Education Trust. The number and value of scholarships depends on the income in any one year:

Each Year the Maori Education Trust offer scholarships to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Information on the scholarships offered and how to apply can be obtained directly from the Trust at PO Box 11255, Wellington, Ph 04 4998041 Fax 04 4998006. Click here to view Undergraduate Maori Scholarships. Click here to view Postgraduate Maori Scholarships.

General Maori Scholarships. Many of the Maori Trust Boards, incorporations and land trusts offer either scholarships or grants to tertiary students who have the necessary relationship or whakapapa to them. Information on this type of financial assistance can be obtained from the Kaitautoko Maori.

Further information on these, and many other scholarships can be obtained from:
Kaitautoko Maori


For a full list of all scholarships available at Massey click here

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