Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Scholarships Offered To Senior School Students

Auckland International College Offers Scholarships To Senior School Students

Wanted: Motivated Year 11 (5th form) students in your region to apply for scholarships worth $43,000 each over three years!

Auckland International College (AIC), based in Airedale Street, is offering senior school students from New Zealand and overseas the opportunity to earn one of 24 full tuition fee scholarships and 24 half tuition fee scholarships.

The scholarships are aimed at students interested in applying for AIC’s Year 11 Pre-IB Diploma Programme beginning in July 2003, leading to the two year prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma planned for delivery in July 2004.

The IB is a two-year pre-university programme that aims to provide a balanced, rigorous curriculum for highly motivated secondary school students in Years 12 and 13 (aged 16 to 19) while fostering international understanding and responsible citizenship.

The IB Diploma programme is taught in 1421 schools in 115 countries. AIC is one of only a few New Zealand Schools, and the second school in the Auckland region, to offer the IB.

Doug Haynes, Executive Principal of AIC, says the scholarships commemorate the launch of AIC’s new Senior School.

“AIC’s senior school offers an exciting alternative for Year 11-13 students seeking challenging and rewarding programmes in a truly international environment. As the college operates a Northern Hemisphere academic year from July to June, students will have the choice of enrolling in universities in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom or Europe as well as New Zealand or Australian universities.”

Internationally recognised as a university entrance qualification, the IB Diploma offered through the senior school will enhance an AIC student’s opportunity to gain entry to some of the world's most prestigious universities, such as Yale, Harvard and Oxford, as well as those in New Zealand.

“Our Pre-IB programme, starting July 2003, followed by the IB Diploma planned for implementation in July 2004, is attracting interest from parents and students looking for an exciting pre-university programme in an international context. AIC is offering suitable students scholarships worth up to $43,000 each,” says Mr Haynes.

“We’d be delighted if at least one third of the scholarships were taken up by kiwi students, which will ensure the school retains a really strong local flavour.”

Mr Haynes says the scholarships provide a wonderful opportunity for parents who want a world class education and an internationally recognised qualification for their child, without having to pay full fees.

“All they will need to pay for is their child’s travel, uniform, stationery costs and accommodation in our modern supervised boarding facility if they are from outside of Auckland.”

AIC is advertising the scholarships as far afield as Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, China, Korea and Russia, as well as around New Zealand, in a bid to attract a varied and truly international group of students to the college.

“In an era of a global economy, it is important for New Zealanders to have a college that provides access to the Asian Pacific region, and for young people to get to know their neighbours by learning and living alongside each other,” says Mr Haynes.

The scholarships are valid for three years but are dependent on satisfactory progress through the programme. They do not cover accommodation or living costs. For a summary, please visit the website:

Parents and prospective students are invited to visit AIC’s Open Day on Saturday 5 April 2003 between 11 am and 1 pm to find out more about the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, meet AIC staff, inspect the School’s purpose-built facilities, and apply on-site for one of the scholarships.

Scholarship applications close on 7 April 2003.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news