Ākonga Māori

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E ngā mana
E ngā reo
E ngā karangatanga maha
Nau mai piki mai kake mai
haere mai ki ngā universities o te motu


Success for Māori is success for everyone and improving outcomes for Māori is an ongoing priority for all the universities. 


Te Whakauru Mai: Admission to university

There are a range of different pathways into university – University Entrance, Preparation courses etc. Check out our Admissions page for further details. If you are still unsure about what your options are you should contact a university directly or email us at: studentguide@universitiesnz.ac.nz


Tautoko: Māori Student Support Services

Dedicated Māori staff and student support services are available at every university with services ranging from one-to-one advising and mentoring sessions, tutorials, study wānanga, and workshops to help you achieve your study goals.



Many of the universities have Marae or dedicated Māori spaces available. We encourage you to get to know your university whānau and find out how they can tautoko you.


Karahipi Māori: Māori Scholarships

All universities have dedicated scholarships for Ākonga Māori. We encourage you to Search each university's database to find a scholarship that’s right for you.


Scholarships are available at all levels of study and based on a variety of criteria. Check out the university’s pages and also our Scholarships page.


Kōrero Mai: Te Reo Māori & Assessment in Te Reo Māori

If you are a Te Reo Māori speaker, all universities have policies and procedures that support your assessments being submitted Te Reo Māori, and all promote the everyday use of Te Reo Māori.  


For more details check out each universities website; search “Assessment in Te Reo Māori” or “Te Reo Māori Policy”.


Ngā Rōpū Ākonga: Māori Student Associations

All universities have Māori Students’ Associations. These rōpū represent the interests of ākonga Māori studying at the university. Most organise social, academic and cultural activities. Being involved is a great way to make new friends and to get involved in activities on campus.


Ngā Kaihautū Māori: Māori Leadership across the universities

Each university has a Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori or Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori who provides strategic advice to the university and also provides leadership for:

  • Māori academic development

  • Māori student participation and success

  • Māori staff capability

  • Māori stakeholder engagement

  • matters relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

These individuals are also members of Universities New Zealand's committee Te Kāhui Amokura.

Te Hononga: Māori university pages