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Supporting Pacific into Nursing

Welcome to the Aniva Future Pacific Nurse Leaders ("Aniva Future Leaders") programme which aims to increase the number of indigenous Pacific learners completing nursing programmes and successfully transitioning into the health workforce.

Students of the Aniva Future Leaders programme can receive support on their pathway to becoming a New Zealand registered nurse, which may include financial support, to help meet the nursing specific costs of study (uniform or clinical travel); academical support or pastoral support. Students will also be invited to attend networking events and receive updates on any new funding initiatives available each semester.

The Aniva Future Leaders programme is open to eligible students of the following tertiary institutions only:

  • Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

  • Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec)

  • Whitireia & Weltec New Zealand (Whitireia)

Eligibility criteria

Students must meet all the criteria below to be eligible for the Aniva Future Leaders programme:

  • Enrolled in an approved nursing programme of AUT, MIT, Unitec or Whitireia

  • New Zealand citizen, resident or permanent resident at the time of application

  • Of indigenous Pacific Island descent (evidence to be provided upon request)

  • Submit a correctly completed application form with all supporting documentation required


2022 Application Dates 

New students of the Aniva Future Leaders programme are invited to apply during the  application timeframes relevant to their tertiary institution in the table below:

Semester 1 Application Dates:

Tertiary Institution                                   Application Status                Closing Date           

Unitec Institute of Technology                       Closed                      Friday 25 March, 2022

Whitireia Polytechnic                                       Closed                      Friday 25 March, 2022

Manukau Institute of Technology                  Closed                      Friday 29 April, 2022

Auckland University of Technology                Open                        Friday 03 June, 2022

Existing students of the Aniva Future Leaders programme do not need to re-apply. We will contact existing students within 3-5 weeks of the semester start date to confirm their eligibility and support available for the semester.

Click the apply now button above to complete your online application.

You will need to agree to the terms and conditions of the programme and submit your details to us with a copy of your Student ID and proof of your bank account details.

We wish you success and look forward to supporting you through your nursing journey.