Faculty of Education and Social Work

Financial support

Information about loans and allowances, scholarships and money management.


There are a number of scholarships and awards available for students. For further information, please refer to the Scholarships and awards page.


Student loans and allowances

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Student loans and allowances

Find out about student loans and allowances, including eligibility and how to apply.

Visit the University of Auckland's Student loans and allowances  


Working while you study


It’s important to maintain a balance between the number of hours you work and your study requirements, so that your academic performance is not compromised.

Before you commit to a part-time job, check whether you are expected to undertake professional placements or work experience as part of your degree.

You should also try to arrange flexibility with your employer to do less work around exam time and more in the holidays.

Student allowances

If you are receiving or applying for a student allowance, be aware of the maximum amount you can earn per week before tax and still be eligible for the allowance. See Student loans and allowances.

Finding work

Student Job Search is an organisation set up to help students find casual or part-time work. To register, visit the office in the Quad or visit the Student Job Search website.

Employment rights and obligations

The Employment Relations service provides information about your employment rights and obligations such as the minimum wage and holiday pay. Read more on the Employment Relations service website.


Money management advice

Learning to manage your money is part of independent living. The University offers free financial advice to students, to help you balance your budget. For more information, read our tips on money management.