Scholarships

AIS SCHOLARSHIPS

The AIS Scholarship award recipients will have 50% of the tuition fees paid for the first year of study on any Diploma, Bachelor degree, Graduate Diploma, MBA or Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. These scholarships could save you almost $10,000 toward a Quality Education!

Do I Qualify For The AIS Scholarships?

To be eligible for these awards you must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, or Australia
  • achieve the relevant standard AIS programme entry requirements

Applications will be selected based on academic merit and financial need. The process will be a contestable process each semester with a cut-off date of four weeks prior to the commencement of the semester for applications to be submitted for consideration.

How Do I Apply? And When Should I Apply For A Scholarship?

Applications should be emailed to scholarships@ais.ac.nz and include:

  • your academic record (including study completed outside of AIS)
  • a written statement explaining why you are seeking a scholarship, and must include your details including full name, contact phone number, email address/skype address and intended programme of study. 
    The statement must also provide:
    • details of the student’s proposed future study and career,
    • any relevant work experience, interests and/or community involvement
    • achievements
    • evidence of financial need

NB. Students studying qualifications longer than one year can apply each year and provided their academic results and attendance is acceptable they could be awarded a further scholarship.

Deadline For Scholarships

Applications close four weeks prior to the start of your intended semester start date (Successful applicants will be advised two weeks prior to semester start).
Applications after the advertised closing date will not be considered.
The last intake for these scholarships is November 2018.

Terms and conditions: Scholarship award does not include resource or student service fees.

Chairman's Scholarships

Another option available to domestic students are one of three Chairman's Scholarships.

The Chairman's Scholarships give eligible domestic students the chance to have their fees paid in entirety for a three-year bachelor degree in either, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Business or Tourism Management, valued up to $17,280.

To be eligible for the Chairman's Scholarships students must be:

  1. be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, or Australia
  2. Nominated by a secondary school
  3. Aged 17 or above

Students must also meet the entry requirements of the degree for which they have been nominated and have some School and Community Involvement.

References will be required from both the School and Community; Church, Sports clubs or any other group or community organisation nominated by the candidate’s high school counsellor or representative and may include the following.

  • Cultural involvement
  • Sport involvement
  • School student leadership (eg. peer mentoring)
  • Community service involvement

Applicants will need to provide evidence of their involvement in any activity within or outside of school showing potential leadership/sportsmanship or community involvement skills.

Conditions of Acceptance and Renewal of Chairman's Scholarships

  1. The award of this scholarship is conditional on the student gaining entry to an AIS undergraduate degree programme.
  2. Recipients must be enrolling in a full-time programme of study for three years.
  3. This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other fees scholarship
  4. First preference will be given to applicants who are in Year 13 who meet Entry Requirements.
  5. Annual renewal of the scholarships is conditional upon the student attaining a B grade average:
  6. Students will be required to attend regular meetings with the Domestic Marketing Team leader to ensure adequate levels of pastoral care.
  7. The scholarship office has the power to immediately terminate or suspend a scholarship if it receives an unsatisfactory report on the progress of a recipient from the Academic Heads of Programmes. Students will be expected to maintain a B grade average.
  8. Students must make themselves available for Marketing/PR initiatives as required by AIS.

Deadline For Chairman's Scholarships

Applications must be received no later than 16 December 2018.

Contact

For more information or submissions please email: scholarships@ais.ac.nz.

Note to Agents: There will be no commission payable on students enrolled under these scholarships. 

Maori Grants

Successful applicants for the Māori Grants can have 100% of their tuition fees paid for them on an AIS diploma or degree programme, including MBA.

AIS is currently offering ten grants for applicants of Māori descent, for full-time studies towards diploma and degree qualifications at AIS.

The scholarships are valued at 100% of tuition fees.

The scholarships will be offered for students commencing study in 2017 or 2018, and will continue for the second and third years of study in Level 6 Diploma and bachelor degree programmes, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

To apply for a grant, email a completed Enrolment Application Form together with a Māori Grant Application Form to:

Kasanita Holani
E: scholarships@ais.ac.nz

Top Up Scholarship

The benefits of earning an MBA are well publicised and if you don't already have one you could be missing out on opportunities as well as a better income.

AIS is currently offering domestic students who already have a degree or PGDBA the chance to apply for the Top Up Scholarship which covers 50% of tuition fees for a MBA at AIS.

Do I Qualify For The Top Up Scholarship ?

To be eligible for these awards you must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, or Australia
  • achieve the entry requirements for MBA

Applications will be selected based on academic merit and financial need. The process will be a contestable process each semester with a cut-off date of four weeks prior to the commencement of the semester for applications to be submitted for consideration.

How Do I Apply For The Top Up Scholarship?

Students will need to email their application to scholarships@ais.ac.nz and supply:

  • their academic record (including study completed outside of AIS)
  • a written statement explaining why they are seeking a scholarship, and must include full name, contact phone number, email address/skype address and intended programme of study.
    The statement must also provide:
    • details of the student’s proposed future study and career
    • any relevant work experience
    • interests and/or community involvement
    • achievements
    • evidence of financial need

Terms and conditions: Scholarship award does not include resource or student service fees. Cannot be used in conjunction with the MBA Top Up Promotion.

Cafés Scholarship

To celebrate the launch of the new New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Café Services) (Level 3) at AIS. We have created a new scholarship award to accompany it.

What Is The Cafés Scholarship?

The Cafés Scholarship is a 50% discount on the tuition fees for domestic students. Saving you $650 in programme fees!

Do I Qualify For The Cafés Scholarship ?

To be eligible for these awards you must:

Applications will be selected based on academic merit and financial need. The process will be a contestable process each semester with a cut-off date of four weeks prior to the commencement of the semester for applications to be submitted for consideration.

How Do I Apply For The Cafés Scholarship?

Students will need to email their application to scholarships@ais.ac.nz and supply:

  • their academic record (including study completed outside of AIS)
  • a written statement explaining why they are seeking a scholarship, and must include full name, contact phone number, email address/skype address and intended programme of study. 
    The statement must also provide:
    • details of the student’s proposed future study and career
    • any relevant work experience
    • interests and/or community involvement
    • achievements
    • evidence of financial need

Terms and conditions: Scholarship award does not include resource or student service fees.

TESOL Scholarship

Due to demand we have added another intake this year for Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) and what’s more is that we are offering scholarships to eligible students.

Contact us to find out if you qualify

What Is The TESOL Scholarship?

The TESOL Scholarship is a 50% discount on the tuition fees for domestic students. Saving you $775.50 in programme fees!

Do I Qualify For The TESOL Scholarship ?

To be eligible for these awards you must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, or Australia
  • achieve the entry requirements for Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Applications will be selected based on academic merit and financial need. The process will be a contestable process each semester with a cut-off date of one week prior to the commencement of the semester for applications to be submitted for consideration.

How Do I Apply For The TESOL Scholarship?

Students will need to email their application to scholarships@ais.ac.nz and supply:

  • their academic record (including study completed outside of AIS)
  • a written statement explaining why they are seeking a scholarship, and must include full name, contact phone number, email address/skype address and intended programme of study. 
    The statement must also provide:
    • details of the student’s proposed future study and career
    • any relevant work experience
    • interests and/or community involvement
    • achievements
    • evidence of financial need

Terms and conditions: Scholarship award does not include resource or student service fees.

Loans

New Zealand citizens and eligible permanent residents studying at AIS are able to apply for student loans and allowances.

There is a three-year stand-down before permanent residents can access a student loan or allowance. Students are required to pass at least half of their previous study and have good attendance to retain access to loans and allowances.

To receive information and application forms, contact StudyLink on:

Freephone:  

0800 88 99 00

Freefax:

0800 88 33 88

Websites: 

www.studylink.govt.nz

Please see the Student Services Office for any assistance with completing applications, checking your eligibility, or in case of any delays. Student Loans applications can be checked by the Student Services Office prior to sending to StudyLink.

Please ensure your applications are sent to StudyLink well before the start date of your programme, and that loan contracts are signed and returned to StudyLink promptly. Payments of student allowances are only made from the date of approval if received after the programme start date. You must complete and return to StudyLink the Statement of Satisfaction Progress forms sent to you, or allowance payments will stop automatically. AIS must advise StudyLink if a student has poor attendance or withdraws from study.

Academic Scholarships - Achievement Awards

Undergraduate/Graduate Programmes

A limited number of academic scholarships are available each semester for current AIS students enrolled in Level 5 diploma, Level 6 diploma, bachelor degree and graduate diploma programmes.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of excellence of academic results over the previous two semesters, and take the form of a reduction in tuition fees for further study in the programme. Factors other than academic excellence in academic results may be taken into consideration when awarding scholarships, and achievement of the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) does not imply automatic entitlement.

Two levels of scholarship are available:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship valued at 15% of tuition fees for the next semester, requiring a minimum GPA of 6.5
  • Academic Merit Scholarship valued at 10% of tuition fees for the next semester, requiring a minimum GPA of 5.5

How to Apply

Academic Scholarship Application Forms are available from Student Services - Administration and must be submitted before the end of the first week of each semester.

Postgraduate Programmes

Excellent performance by current AIS students in postgraduate diploma and master degree programmes is recognised by the award of certificates and trophies. No application is necessary. 

Each semester, the results for postgraduate students who have achieved 10 or more, and 20 or more, modules are reviewed. A GPA is calculated on the first 10 or 20 module results, and where a GPA of 6.0 or above has been achieved, a “Certificate of Academic Excellence in Postgraduate Studies” and a trophy will be awarded. 

Students who have already received an award for their first 10 modules, who then achieve a GPA of 6.0 or above for 20 modules, will be awarded a “Certificate of Sustained Academic Excellence in Postgraduate Studies” and a trophy.

A “Recognition of Academic Achievement Ceremony” is held each semester for the award of all undergraduate/graduate scholarships and postgraduate certificates and trophies.