Secondary School Leaver Fees Scholarship

Whitireia offers Secondary School Leaver Fees scholarships to students from selected secondary schools in Wellington City, Northern Wellington, Porirua Basin and the Kāpiti Coast. There are a total of ten scholarships, each valued at $4,000, for students enrolling in their first year of full-time study towards a Whitireia multi-year diploma or degree programme.

To be eligible for a Secondary School Leaver Fees scholarship applicants must:

  • Be over 16 years of age
  • Be applying for full-time study at Whitireia starting in semester one, in either a multi-year diploma or degree programme
  • Have completed all necessary individual programmes application processes
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency

Selection criteria for awarding scholarships will be based on the following:

  • Personal Statement of up to 250 words from applicant in the Application form (This may include their financial situation and demonstrate their desire and ability to succeed in their chosen field of study and reasons for applying)
  • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae and school academic record [attaching a copy of their Record of Learning]
  • Statement of support from Principal or nominee (taking into account personal qualities and likelihood of success)

Please note candidates must apply and be selected through their schools

This is a contestable process and is conditional on the successful applicants academic results, receipt of an offer of place on their chosen programme of study, and the acceptance of this offer.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview if necessary.

For further information or for an application form For further information or for an application form, call Schools Liaison on (04) 237 3103 ext. 3228 or e-mail

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