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Help our students create great futures through scholarships that change lives and access to an unrivalled student experience.

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What if...everyone could fulfil their potential through access to a university education?

The University is committed to preparing students for great futures. We take responsibility for ensuring fair outcomes for all by creating inclusive environments where learning flourishes. We want more people to be able to access the university education that will help them achieve their ambitions.

We pride ourselves on providing an unrivalled student experience for our already diverse community of over 22,000 students who will leave the university as critically and culturally informed, civic-minded graduates.

Our Great Futures Fund is dedicated to supporting scholarships so that more students can access a university education. If you decide to make a gift to support the Great Futures Fund, you will be supporting a wide range of scholarships across the University for undergraduate and postgraduate students, wherever most needed to help students. Receiving a scholarship can be life-changing—when you support scholarships, you are helping students to cover course fees and living expenses, relieving the stress of financial worries and giving them more time to focus on their studies.

"I was so excited when I found out I had got the scholarship; I was unable to come to terms with the opportunity that had been made available to me through this award. I just feel so lucky. Now that I have been awarded the scholarship, the door has opened to opportunities that I could only dream of and I am excited to find out how far I can make this momentum take me."
Lachlan Paulsen, BE Hons Engineering and Computer Science, Trustee Scholarship recipient 2020

For many of our students, just like Lachlan, financial hardship is a major barrier to a university education. Through a wide range of scholarships, we provide students with the opportunity to write their own futures.

Get in touch

We welcome the chance to speak with you about your gift plans and how you can truly make a difference through scholarships and support for the student experience.

To speak with one of our development managers about ways you can support the University, contact development-office@vuw.ac.nz or call on +64 4 463 5713.