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Scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington

There are 56 scholarships available at Victoria University of Wellington.

James E Worsfold Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To encourage research into the early history of the Wellington region. 

The scholarship shall be tenable by a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, who, during the tenure of the award, shall be pursuing a BA(Hons), MA or PhD degree relating to the history of the Wellington region between 1830 and 1900.

Application details

Applicants for the Scholarship must ensure that the following documents are received with the application:

  • detailed description of the research topic to be undertaken;
  • a supporting statement from the supervisor of the thesis;
  • applicants, other than those that have completed all their studies at Victoria University of Wellington, must include a certified copy of those academic records from other institutions. 

Applications should be submitted to Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value of scholarship

1,42,551 a year

Application deadline

1 June 2019

Summer Research Scholarships (Victoria University)

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To recruit top students into post-graduate study through a summer research experience that introduces them to, and excites them about, research Victoria University is again running a summer research program for students.

Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • academic merit;
  • expertise in the research area;
  • recommendations from staff associated with the research project.
  • They should be currently enrolled in first year master’s degree at any NZ or Australian university.
  • These students must be enrolling at Victoria for the following academic year. (Students with experience in the area of research may apply at the end of their second year if supported by an academic staff member).
  • Scholars must not be receiving alternative scholarship support for the same project or any other over the same time frame.
  • The successful Scholar must be supervised by a qualified academic staff member or a research team.

Application details

Applicants must apply online. 

Value of scholarship

2,85,101 total value

Application deadline

Expected September 2018

Victoria Hardship Fund Equity Grants

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

These grants are to encourage students who are facing financial hardship to continue in their studies at Victoria University.

Open to all students who are studying at Victoria University of Wellington including international, undergraduate, postgraduate and full-time students.

Application details

 Students can apply online.

Financial Evidence Required: 

  • A recent bank document showing the balances in all your accounts (internet banking printouts are acceptable). 
  • A recent bank document showing at least two weeks of transactions in the account(s) where your income is receives and any rent/board paid from (internet banking printouts are acceptable).

Value details

Up to NZ $2,000

Application deadline

28 September 2018

Alison Morton Scholarship in Ecology/Marine Biology

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • The 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.
  • In making the award the panel may take into account not only the academic merits of the candidates but also their financial needs.
  • If no suitable applicant is available in any one year, the Scholarship will not be awarded and the funds will be re-invested.

Tenure of Award:

  • The Scholarship shall be tenable for one year. 
  • Students who have held the award for their Honours/Masters Part I may apply again for the award in their Masters Part II year.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

Approximately NZ $1,500; subject to funds available.

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To provide opportunity and encouragement for music teachers or music teachers in training to engage in study, research or practical work in music or other related spheres including music therapy, dance and movement.

Selection criteria

  • 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.
  • These 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.
  • In individual circumstances, applications from self-employed music teachers may be considered.

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

Applications should be submitted to Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value details

Varies annually NZ $10,000 for Principal Scholarship

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Barbara Finlayson Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) violin, viola and violoncello student at any level. NZSM string staff may also apply. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to fund postgraduate study, travel, accommodation and other expenses incurred in the pursuit of such study, both within and outside New Zealand.

The scholarship is available to international students.

Application details

Students can apply online. Online application will be available approximately one month before the closing date. 

Value details

Approximately NZ $14,000 per annum

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Izard Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The 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 with the exception of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Victoria University of Wellington. This scholarship is awarded based on academic merit only. 

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

Students can apply online. An online application will be available approximately one month before the closing date. 

Value details

Approximately NZ $ 1,500

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Wellington U3A Award

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

It shall be used to assist students, 55 years or more, for expenses incurred during their studies. These students should not be in full-time employment.

Selection criteria

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a course of study at Victoria University in the year of application.
  • The award will be made on the basis of the academic costs to be incurred by the student in the year of application.
  • A brief supporting statement with this information must be included in the application.
  • This Award can be held concurrently with other prizes and scholarships.

Application details

Providing all study has been completed at Victoria, a transcript will be attached to this application by the Scholarships Office. Applicants for the Scholarship must:

  • Additional information in support of this application (if relevant) including a statement outlining my personal circumstances
  • Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of their transcripts from other institutions.

Applications should be submitted to Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value of scholarship

95,034 a year

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

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. Candidates with tertiary qualifications from an institution other than Victoria University of wellington: applied for, or intend to apply for, admission to the Master’s programme. This may be done at the same time as applying for this scholarship; attach certified copies of academic transcripts, degrees and diplomas; and have requested 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 details

NZ $25,000 to cover stipend and fees

Application deadline

31 October 2018, 31 October 2019

Hector Macaskill Memorial Scholarship in Children's Librarianship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship shall be open to candidates who:

  • in the year of tenure will be enrolled as Masters or PhD students undertaking a research degree in Library and Information Studies, AND
  • intend to pursue a research topic in the field of library service or literature for children and young people.

In making the award the panel may take into consideration academic and professional Librarianship performance and such other factors as in their judgement are important in library work with children and young people.

Tenure of Award: One year

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must ensure that the following documents are received with their application: a detailed description of the research topic to be undertaken; a supporting statement from the Head of the School; applicants, other than those that have completed all their studies at Victoria University of Wellington, must include a certified copy of those academic records 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

Determined annually

Application deadline

1 November 2018

Victoria Research Support Grant

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This grant was established, via the Victoria University Foundation, to support students undertaking postgraduate research at Victoria University.

Priority to be given to those students conducting postgraduate research in Law, although other research areas may be considered.

Priority may also be given to postgraduate students from Pacific Island countries although other candidates may be considered, including Pacific Island students resident in New Zealand.

Selection to be made based on academic excellence and financial hardship. Financial hardship may be assessed by Student Financial Advice, if appropriate.

Tenure of Award: One year, although consideration may be given to extending the grant, beyond one year, based on an annual progress report.

Application details

Applicants should apply via the online application.

Value details

Fees and/or living allowance, subject to funds available

Application deadline

1 November 2018

PhD Scholarship - Archival Science/GLAM

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Archival science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the social, cultural, political, and technological dimensions of recordkeeping in society. GLAM is an acronym used to describe the intersections of theory and practice between galleries, libraries, archives and museums. This scholarship has been established to promote doctoral level study in the field of Archival Science and/or interdisciplinary topics which examine integrative theory/ practice between galleries, libraries, archives and museums.

Students wishing to pursue doctoral studies in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Library and archives preservation management
  • GLAM theory and practice
  • Documentary heritage exhibition
  • Archives advocacy and outreach
  • Information-related behaviours
  • Recordkeeping from community perspectives
  • Genre in recordkeeping
  • Recordkeeping literacies

Application details

New PhD applicants should complete the PhD Admission and Scholarship online application.

Value details

VUW PhD Fees for one year's full time enrolment in INFO 691 or two years part time enrolment.

Application deadline

1 November 2018

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington.

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

Students can apply online. 

Value details

NZ $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees

Application deadline

1 November 2018

Susan Price Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded to a student enrolled in a Masters or PhD programme at Victoria University or to an honours student undertaking a research essay on an appropriate topic who intends to undertake research that will make use of the Susan Price Collection. This would normally be awarded to a student studying English but may be awarded to a History or Librarianship student.
  • The selection will be made on academic merit and a one-page research proposal.
  • The award may be held together with other scholarships and prizes.
  • The award may be held by a student who has not previously studied at Victoria University.
  • The award is open to international students.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must ensure that the following documents are received with the application:

  • a one-page research proposal. This should include how the applicant intends to make use of the Susan Price Collection in his/her research;
  • a supporting statement from the Head of School or Supervisor;
  • applicants, other than those that have completed all their studies at Victoria University of Wellington, must include a certified copy of those academic records 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 of scholarship

95,034 total value

Application deadline

1 November 2018

Sir Roy Mckenzie Deaf Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To encourage and enable more deaf students to achieve a tertiary qualification by studying at Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants to have hearing loss of 70 DB or greater in better ear (i.e., severely deaf).
  • Available for undergraduate study leading to a degree, at second year or above.
  • Available for postgraduate study leading to a diploma or degree.
  • Any field of study will be considered, but at post-graduate level preference will be given to study in a field that contributes in some way to the development of Deaf people.
  • Successful Applicants will have a proven record of academic ability and the potential to benefit from the proposed course of study.

Application details

Providing all study has been completed at Victoria, a transcript will be attached to this application by the Scholarships Office. Applicants for the Scholarship must:

  • a copy of your most recent audiogram or other verification of your hearing loss;
  • any other information you would like to include in support of your application.
  • Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institutions.

Students must send the completed application form to Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value details

NZ $3,000 undergraduate; NZ $5,000 postgraduate

Application deadline

30 November 2018

Latin American Academic Achievement Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The purpose of the Latin American Academic Achievement Scholarship is to encourage high-achieving, well rounded Latin American international students to Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies.

Applicants must be enrolling in a fulltime undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Victoria University of Wellington. PhD, Pre-degree, Study Abroad and Exchange students are not eligible for this award.

This award will apply only to new students who have not previously been enrolled at Victoria. An exception will be made for students who have previously completed a pre-degree course (EPP or Foundation) at Victoria.

Application details

Please complete an application above and return to the Victoria Scholarships Office.

Undergraduate applicants should include:

  • An Offer of Place from Victoria University of Wellington
  • A transcript showing one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Where relevant, proof of completion of a pre-degree programme in New Zealand
  • A motivational statement of no more than 500 words, highlighting extra-curricular achievements, why you want to come to Victoria and future goals
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores meeting Victoria international admission requirements

Postgraduate applicants should include:

  • An Offer of Place from Victoria University of Wellington
  • A verified university transcript
  • A motivational statement of no more than 500 words, highlighting extra-curricular achievements, why they want to come to Victoria and future goals
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores meeting international admission requirements

Applications should be submitted to Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value details

NZ $5000 each

Application deadline

1 December 2018

Victoria University of Wellington / Xiamen University Taught Postgraduate Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The purpose of the Victoria University of Wellington / Xiamen University Taught Postgraduate Scholarship is to encourage high-achieving, recently-graduated, international students from Xiamen University, China to undertake a taught postgraduate degree at Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies.

Applicants must be international students, recently graduated from Xiamen University China and be enrolling in a fulltime postgraduate taught degree at Victoria University of Wellington. PhD and research Masters students are not eligible for this award.

Application details

Applicants must complete an application form and send it to Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington PO Box 600 ,Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Your application should include:

  • An Offer of Place from Victoria University of Wellington
  • 1 verified university transcript from Xiamen University, China
  • A motivational statement about why they want to come to Victoria and future goals

Value of scholarship

4,75,169 total value

Application deadline

1 December 2018, 1 December 2019

CrazyGames.com Annual Student Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Out of gratefulness to community, and to help foster the next generation of digital media developers, we decided to give a hand to students who are working to build the future of this field and thus established an annual Student Scholarship.

In order to participate in the scholarship content, applicants must meet the following criteria;

  • Must be currently attending University or college (or set to attend) during the calendar year.
  • Must be in good standing with current or prospective institution.
  • Must apply to the content via email, providing name, address, university name, major and your expected graduation month and year.

Tenure of Award:

Both current students and rising freshmen are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one student and the money will be transferred to their University to go towards the tuition fee.

Application details

To apply, applicants need to submit one piece of work. There are no limits on the form of this work. Examples of work would be a game prototype, an essay related to games, an overview of game development technologies, and so forth. All submissions (including game prototypes, essays, digital graphics or technical overviews) should be submitted via email.

Value details

USD $1,500 Worldwide Student Scholarship

Application deadline

31 December 2018

Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is open to all qualifying international candidates. ‘International’ means candidates who do not have New Zealand residency and who are not New Zealand citizens. 
  
Candidates must meet programme-specific eligibility criteria and university eligibility criteria. Candidates should check the university website to ensure that they meet these criteria. 
  
Candidates must obtain a suitable visa in order to study in New Zealand. 
  
The scholarship becomes payable on enrolment and must be used against tuition fees only. 
  
Holders of this scholarship will be expected to work on a research project under supervision of a Ferrier Research Institute staff member, on a project approved by the Director of the Ferrier Research Institute, or his delegated nominee. 

Selection criteria include academic performance, publications and/or conference proceedings, referee reports, and any other tangible demonstration of academic or research ability.

Application details

Applications should be submitted to Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Candidates with tertiary qualification from an institution other than Victoria University of Wellington:

  • I have applied for, or intend to apply for, admission to the Master’s programme. This may be done at the same time as applying for this scholarship.
  • I have attached copies of my academic transcripts, degrees and diplomas to this application form.
  • I have attached my CV.
  • I have included the contact details of at least two academic referees as noted in the regulations. 

Value of scholarship

7,12,754 total value

Application deadline

15 January 2019

Rotary Vocational Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Students at Victoria University of Wellington or Massey University who are considering post-graduate study overseas are invited to apply for a Rotary Foundation Vocational scholarship.

Interested applicants must apply for the Rotary Foundation Vocational Scholarships through their local Rotary club.
An applicant's proposed field of study must fall within one or more of the six preferred areas of focus for which the Rotary Foundation is prepared to provide funding support.

The six focus areas are:
1. Peace and Conflict Resolution
2. Disease and Poverty Eradication
3. Water and Sanitation
4. Maternal and Child Welfare
5. Basic Education and Literacy
6. Economic and Community Development.

Tenure of Award: 

This scholarship covers the cost of academic fees, room and board, as well as travel to and from the study country of the awardee's choice.

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

Up to a minimum of US $30,000

Application deadline

February 2019

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