Faculty of Science - Leading creativity and innovation in the sciences

Māori and Pacific students

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Namaste, Taloha ni, Halo ola keta, Mauri and Kia ora.

The Faculty of Science would like to welcome all Māori and Pacific students. We acknowledge you all as ambassadors of your community and are committed to providing a pathway to success.

With over 1,000 Māori and Pacific science graduates, we seek to continually enhance our relationships and services to ensure you get the best tertiary experience possible.


  • Tuākana programme

    Tuākana is a mentoring programme designed to help Māori and Pacific students achieve the best possible grades via workshops, study groups and sessions with tutors and mentors.

  • Our people - past and present

    Meet some of the key people who have been involved in the Tuākana programme over the past 25 years.

  • Study rooms and facilities

    We have spaces within the faculty where you can study individually or in small groups, and meet with tutors and mentors.

  • Scholarships and awards

    Māori and Pacific students can access a range of scholarships and awards provided either by the University or through external organisations.

  • Career and employment services

    The Faculty of Science and University Career Development and Employment Services offer dedicated career resources for Māori and Pacific students.

  • Events

    Find out about upcoming events for Māori and Pacific students.

  • Contact us

    View contact details of our Faculty of Science Kaiārahi or the Tuākana coordinators in your department.

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Tuākana in Science

    Learn about the unique journey that each of our departments and schools has taken over the past 25 years to develop the Tuākana in Science programme.

  • Being Māori in the 21st Century

    A short film depicting thoughts from members of Ngā Tauira Māori (University of Auckland Māori Student Association) on being Māori in the 21st century.

  • Tuākana Science app

    New for 2017, Tuākana Science has developed a mobile app to help Māori and Pacific students access up-to-date information surrounding the Tuākana programme.