Scholarships and Financial Information

You can find out more about the different options for financing your studies here


It can take some time to research and apply for scholarships so it is recommended that you start early.  As part of the process of applying for scholarships, Westlake Boys High School must endorse your application.  You must fill out the Scholarship Intention Form so we are aware of your applications and are able to support them with the required documents and references. You can fill in the 2021 intention form – please make sure you have done your research on the scholarships you intend to apply for before you fill it in. The closing date for the Scholarship Intention Form is FRIDAY 30th JULY.


The first place to start is looking at the Scholarships page of the University/institution that you wish to study at. If you are planning to apply for Auckland University scholarships you can find more information here: scholarships-for-school-leaver-first-year-students-2022


Moneyhub and School Connect have good databases where you can search scholarships more generally.  There is also general information here


It is also useful to check out the tips on how to apply for scholarships


Please note: You will need to ensure that you meet the criteria of any scholarship you wish to apply for.  Scholarship applications are based on your Year 12 rank score. The NCEA rank score is calculated on the 80 best credits in university approved subjects from your Year 12 results at Level 2 or higher (if you sat any Level 3 during Year 12 you can include those credits). You can calculate this here.


Closing dates for Scholarship for 2021:

(Please check the closing date for the scholarship you intend to apply for)

Auckland University – NOW OPEN – close on 25th August 2021

AUT –OPEN 1 JULY –  close 1st September 2021

Massey University – various dates depending on scholarships

Canterbury University – Open on 20 June. Most applications close 15 August.

Victoria University – Applications for the Tangiwai, Totoweka and Kahotea scholarships will open in late June and close 1st September 2021.

Lincoln University– Closing 15th August 2021

Otago University – Open on 1 July each year. Closing dates vary, but most close on 15 August.

Waikato University – TBC


Financial Information

You can check your eligibility for fees free study, student loans and student allowances here: