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Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships

There are 44 scholarships available at Victoria University of Wellington.

VUW Equity Grants For Students From Refugee Backgrounds

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Open to all new and returning students enrolled in a degree programme at Victoria University. The Grants will be awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic commitment and progress. Factors taken into consideration when assessing financial need could include - high course costs, high transport costs, medical conditions or a disability preventing part-time work, family to support in New Zealand or overseas, any other relevant circumstances. The Grants are intended to assist with ongoing costs related to study. They are not intended for tuition fees. The student is expected to be claiming all other available funding; ie Student Loan. Minimum of two grants per year will be awarded.

Application details

Applicants must submit a completed 'Application Form' outlining details of their situation and provide financial evidence as outlined in the form.

Value details

Up to NZD $2,000

Application deadline

Expected January 2017

Pukaha Mount Bruce/Elwin Welch Memorial Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in full time study at Victoria University and undertaking either an Honours research project, Master's by Thesis or PhD. The scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit and on the basis of the proposed research project. The research project or Masters Thesis subject area is open but must have relevance to birdlife in the Tararuas. Preference will be given for projects that have a close linkage to Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre.

Application details

Applicants must submit the completed scholarship application form to Scholarships Office, Victoria University, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140.

Value of scholarship

1,45,273 total value

Application deadline

Expected January 2017

Victoria Chinese Partner Universities Master's Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The offer is for students about to commence a full-time, research-focussed Master's degree with a thesis component of at least 120 points.

Application details

Students must submit the scholarship application form along with completed and attached the one page research proposal provided the Head of Programme with a copy of the research proposal, and the attached reference report for all applications. Candidates must also; apply for (or have been granted) admission adeundem statum (this may be done at the same time as applying for this scholarship); attach original or certified true copies of your academic transcripts and diploma. The application form must be submitted to Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Up to NZD $18,000 towards fees

Application deadline

Expected February 2017

New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student intending to enrol in either an honours or a taught Masters programme in the year following application, in either the Political Science and International Relations Programme or the School of Government, with the intention of completing a research essay on an aspect of the role of Parliament in governance, or the policy process, or the wider community.

Application details

Students must submit a completed application form available from along with a brief one or two page statement on the applicant’s interest in Parliament and on the reasons for intending to complete a research essay on an aspect of the role of Parliament in governance, or the policy process, or the wider community; and academic transcripts (these are only necessary if all previous University study has not been completed at Victoria). The application form must be submitted to Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value of scholarship

2,42,122 total value

Application deadline

28 February 2017

PhD Scholarship - Economics of Disasters

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be well-trained, empirically bent students with an interest in insurance markets, agricultural or health economics, and/or economic geography. Applicants must be well-trained, empirically bent students with an interest in insurance markets, agricultural or health economics, and/or economic geography. A Master Degree in Economics (or a related discipline) is required. Good knowledge of STATA or GIS is preferable.

Application details

Apply online. Applications will remain open until suitable applicants have been found.

Value details

NZD $25,000 annual stipend plus tuition fees.

Application deadline

Expected March, July 2017

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is offered to students to encourage postgraduate research to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline. It is intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington. As part of the requirements of this scholarship, the recipient is expected to contribute 150 hours per annum to the academic life of the school in which they undertake study. The purpose of this contribution is to provide them with an insight into the work undertaken by, and the expectations placed on, the academic community in the University. It also provides an opportunity to develop enduring relationships with the school. This contribution may be as a tutor, research assistant, laboratory demonstrator or supervisor, or teaching assistant. The scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University.

Application details

Application forms for new doctoral(PhD) students are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research.

Value of scholarship

11,37,973 a year

Application deadline

Expected March, July 2017

Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicant must meet all of the following criteria: possess prior excellent academic performance and be of good moral character; does not hold the Republic of China (Taiwan) nationality; does not have the status of an overseas Chinese student; is not a current student either at a Mandarin training center, or at a university/college in Taiwan; is not an exchange student in accordance with a cooperation agreement between an international university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan, at the time of receiving a HES scholarship; has not previously received an award either under this scholarship program or the Scholarship Program of Taiwan; and is not a current recipient of a scholarship or subsidy being offered by any one of government or educational institutions in Taiwan.

Application details

Applicants must submit the completed scholarship application along with the following materials: photocopy of passport or other nationality certificates; photocopy of the highest level diploma and a complete grade transcript; supporting admission application material (e.g. photocopy of application form); additional documents, if any, to be specified by individual representative offices.

Value details

NT$25,000 (approximately US@790) is to be offered to a recipient by month.

Application deadline

31 March 2017

PhD Scholarship - Synthesis of Organometal Halide Perovskites Solar Cells

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants should have a chemistry or physics (with a focus on materials science) degree equivalent to the four year BSc (Honours) degree in New Zealand, with first or upper second class honours (or GPA above 3.0/4.0), or an MSc or postgraduate diploma.

Application details

Applicants must submit online application.

Value details

NZD $27,000 per annum, plus the PhD tuition fees for three years.

Application deadline

Expected May 2017

Victoria Students' Psychology Society (VSPS) Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in at least one Psychology paper during the year of application. Must be a fully paid member of the VSPS at the closing date for applications. Applicants must have at least a B average (GPA of 5). This scholarship is open to all members (both undergraduate and postgraduate) of the VSPS from any field of study.

Application details

Applicants must complete the 'Application Form' available from the link and return it to the Scholarships Office. The application includes a short (max. 250 words) personal statement to illustrate the applicant’s commitment to enhancing student social, cultural, or intellectual life while studying Psychology at Victoria, beyond their contribution to the VSPS. The panels will be looking for applicants that have, in any way, made life within the School of Psychology a more social, cultural, and enjoyable experience. The application form must be submitted to The Scholarships Office, Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington, Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZD $400 (subject to fund available)

Application deadline

15 May 2017

Victoria Excellence Scholarships for School Leavers

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants with NCEA Certificate Level 2 or above endorsed with Excellence are encouraged to apply. The excellence credits must have been obtained in Year 11 or 12; credits gained beyond Year 12 cannot be counted. Students with an equivalent level of achievement in an alternative qualification (eg. IB, CIE) will also be considered. International fee-paying students who have completed at least one full year at a New Zealand secondary school are eligible to apply.

Application details

Apply online.

Value details

NZD $5,000 (with up to 20 scholarships valued at NZD $20,000 over three years)

Application deadline

Expected September 2017

Barbara Finlayson Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship will be awarded annually to New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) violin, viola and violoncello students at any level. NZSM string staff may also apply. A particular purpose of the scholarship is to fund postgraduate study, as well as travel, accommodation and other expenses incurred in the pursuit of such study, both within and outside New Zealand. The award will be based on merit. Students should provide a supporting letter outlining reasons for application and the nature of their studies. References and a detailed budget covering expenses must be included.

Application details

Applicants must submit their completed scholarship application form one to each office below: Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, and NZSM, Scholarships Coordinator, Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, Kelburn Campus, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Normally be worth NZD $14,000 per annum

Application deadline

Expected October 2017

Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarships are open to any level of undergraduate or graduate study for music teachers or music teachers in training. Study may occur at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington or at other institutions nationally. Grants have been awarded to individuals proposing personal study which may lead to qualification or enhanced professional practise. Grants have also been awarded to organisations for the provision of musical opportunities which will develop music in the community and for assistance with publications or music events.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must ensure that the following documents are received with the application: a detailed description of their proposed course of study and/or research project; a personal letter describing: your current financial circumstance; an estimate of expenses involved in your proposed programme/ research; other awards, grants or scholarships you have received/ are receiving; and any other information you would like to include in support of your application; applicants other than those who have completed all their study at the New Zealand School of Music or Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institutions. Applicants must submit the scholarship application form to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Varies annually NZD $10,000 for Principal Scholarship

Application deadline

1 October 2017

Ernest Marsden Scholarship in Physics

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Candidates must be enrolled or intending to enrol in a PhD or MSc in physics at Victoria University. Must be conducting research in any area of experimental physics that has the potential to benefit the health and well-being of New Zealanders.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must ensure that the following documents are received with their application: a curriculum vitae with details of the applicant’s academic record and the name of at least one person who can act as a referee; a statement on the area of chemistry in which they wish to pursue research and how the research may be of potential benefit to the health and well-being of New Zealanders; a statement from an academic staff member within the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences commenting on the merit of the proposed programme of research and his/her willingness to act as Principal Supervisor of the programme. The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Subject to funds available

Application deadline

1 October 2017

Izard Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship shall be awarded to a student who, in the year of tenure, will be enrolled for a Masters degree (solely by thesis) in any faculty apart from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Victoria University of Wellington. Must be enrolled for a Masters degree (solely by thesis) in any faculty apart from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Victoria University.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must submit a brief description of the research topic to be undertaken (one A4 page); a supporting statement from your proposed Supervisor to be forwarded directly to the Scholarships Office. Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at the New Zealand School of Music or Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institution. The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZD$ 1,500

Application deadline

1 October 2017

Alison Morton Scholarship in Ecology/Marine Biology

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship shall be awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled in a BSc (Hons) or MSc in Ecology or Marine Biology. The student must have completed undergraduate study at Victoria University. The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year. Students who have held the award for their Honours/Masters Part I year may apply again for the award in their Masters Part II year. In making the award the panel may take into account not only the academic merits of the candidates but also their financial needs.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must submit a supporting statement from your supervisor; evidence of financial need, if applicable; applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria University of Wellington, must include a certified copy of those academic records from other institutions with this application. The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Subject to funds available

Application deadline

1 October 2017

Sarah Anne Rhodes Research Fellowships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Open to women graduates of any university in New Zealand, or of any other university approved by the Council, who during the tenure of the Fellowship will be pursuing at Victoria University of Wellington a course leading to a higher degree which includes research in some field related to the general purpose of teaching or promoting the knowledge of home or domestic science among the women of New Zealand (e.g. sociology, psychology, education or science). The fellowships shall be open to persons who will be, not later than March 1 of the year following the date of application, eligible to enrol in the course for which the Fellowship was awarded.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must ensure that the following documents are received with the application: a brief description of the research topic to be undertaken (one A4 sheet); a supporting statement from your proposed Supervisor to be forwarded directly to the Scholarships Office. Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institution. The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZD$ 2,100

Application deadline

1 October 2017

Von Der Oelsnitz Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship is open to students of Victoria University of Wellington. Candidates must be studying French or German at postgraduate level ie Honours, Masters or PhD programmes. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to the best candidate from either section.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must submit for a thesis degree, attach an outline of your research proposal. Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institutions. The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZD$ 1,500- NZD $2,000

Application deadline

1 October 2017

Erasmus Scholarship - VUW

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students who intend to complete the requirements for the BA with a major in Greek or Latin. Applications may come from school leavers who will enter the University, or from university students who have already undertaken some study of Greek or Latin. School leavers should submit a letter expressing their interest in studying Greek or Latin and the results of their NCEA Level 3 examination - or their results in the appropriate Scholarship examination - in the year prior to the award.

Application details

Secondary school students who are interested are asked to contact the Programme Director of Classics, Victoria University of Wellington. The application must be submitted to The Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZD $750 - subject to available funds

Application deadline

31 October 2017

Fuji Xerox Masters Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship shall be open to top students intending to do masters in computer science. Their proposed area of study should have commercial potential. They should be able to show evidence of some hardship preventing them from pursuing study.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must submit one page research proposal. They should also attach certified copies of my academic transcripts, degrees and diplomas; and have requested my referees to send the completed references directly to the scholarships office. The application form must be submitted to Scholarships Office, 10 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand.

Value of scholarship

12,10,610 total value

Application deadline

Expected November 2017

Graduate Women Wellington - Masters by Thesis Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship is offered to encourage advanced university study by women at masters level. Candidates must be women enrolled or intending to enrol for a masters degree by thesis at Victoria University. Candidates' academic merit and financial needs, with regard to dependants, will be taken into account.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must submit details of their proposed study programme; a supporting statement from the Head of School or supervisor. Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institutions; and financial statement in regards to any dependants (if applicable). The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value of scholarship

1,93,698 total value

Application deadline

31 October 2017

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