Glossary of key terms used with scholarships

Award
General term for an amount of money given out to a student.

Bursary
General term for an amount of money given out to a student.

Domestic student
A citizen of New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, or Australia, or a holder of a New Zealand residence class visa, or an Australian Permanent Resident.

First year fees
Tuition fees and compulsory fees (includes the student services levy).

First year tuition fees
The tuition fees for the year, which is calculated from the fee for each course a student is enrolled in.

First year undergraduate student
A student starting the first year of their undergraduate degree, and who has not enrolled at another tertiary institution since finishing secondary school.

Gap Year
A period, between the end of a former student’s last school year and the beginning of an academic year of the university, spent by the former student in non-academic activities. Considered to be of no more than 12 months’ duration.

International student
A student who is not a New Zealand Citizen or a holder of a Residence Class Visa or Permanent Resident of Australia, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue.

Pasifika student
A student with indigenous descent from any of the following islands: Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Fiji, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Rapanui (Easter Island).

Regulations
The rules governing an award, scholarship, or bursary.

Scholarship
General term for an amount of money given out to a student.