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Scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington

There are 64 scholarships available at Victoria University of Wellington.

Craig Buck Andrews PhD Scholarship in Financial Reporting and Financial Management

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Craig Buck Andrews PhD Scholarship in Financial Reporting and Financial Management is an endowed scholarship established by the late Craig Andrews of Washington DC, through the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation.

This scholarship is awarded to a student in the School of Accounting and Commercial Law at Victoria University of Wellington to complete a PhD thesis on the topics of financial reporting and/or financial management in developing countries. The thesis should contribute to capacity building for financial reporting and financial management in primary industries or concessionable industries. Preference may be given to students from developing countries coming to study for a PhD at Victoria University of Wellington and who intend to return to their home country.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be intending to enrol in a PhD in the School of Accounting and Commercial Law at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants must be intending to complete a PhD thesis on the topics of financial reporting and/or financial management in developing countries.

Tenure: Three years

Number offered: One scholarship every three years

Application details

New Doctoral applicants should complete the Doctoral Admission and Scholarship online application and clearly indicate they wish to apply for the Craig Buck Andrews PhD Scholarship in Financial Reporting and Financial Management.

Value details

NZ $23,500 per annum plus tuition fees (subject to funds available)

Application deadline

1 March 2021, 1 July 2021, 1 November 2021

Colin Aikman Award

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This Award has been established in Colin Aikman's memory to provide opportunities for students to study in the areas of constitutional law, human rights, international law or other issues affecting the South Pacific.

Applicants should be intending to study law at Undergraduate, Masters or PhD Degree level at Victoria University of Wellington, with a focus on constitutional law, human rights, international law or other legal issues affecting the South Pacific. The Award will be made based on academic merit in accordance with the level of study of the applicant.

Tenure: The award shall be tenable for one year. More than one award may be made per year. The award will not be made in any year where there are no suitable applicants.

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered. 
Closing Date(s): 30 October

Value details

Up to NZ $10,000

A K Elliot Memorial Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is open to applicants 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 Librarianship in New Zealand.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Closing Date(s): 1 November

Value details

Approximately NZ $5,000 (subject to funds available)

Wellington International Excellence Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The purpose of the Wellington International Excellence Scholarship is to recruit high-achieving undergraduate international students currently studying in New Zealand to Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies.

Eligibility

This scholarship is for international school leaver students who have completed at least one full year (ie. their Year 12 year) at a New Zealand secondary school and who are enrolling at Victoria University of Wellington in Trimester 1 of the year following application. Scholarships will be competitive on the basis of academic merit.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be international full-fee paying students.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one full year (ie. their Year 12 year) at a New Zealand secondary school.
  • Applicants must be enrolling in their first year of their first undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants must have NCEA Level 2 (or 3 if taken in Year 12) endorsed with Excellence or equivalent in another qualification.

Scholarships will be comprised of NZ $10,000 for the first year of study, and a further NZ $5,000 for the second and third years of study, provided a Grade Point Average of 7 (a A- average) is maintained. Students must also study full-time (at least 120 points a year) in order to continue to hold the Wellington International Excellence Scholarship. The Scholarship will be paid towards tuition fees.

Tenure: Three years.

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.


Closing Date(s): 1 September
 

Value details

NZ $20,000 over three years paid towards tuition fees

Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver is a 15%-20% reduction on the first year tuition fees available to international alumni paying international tuition fees returning for a full duration postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington. 

The fees waiver is open to any Victoria University of Wellington international alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study and progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme. Postgraduate Certificates, PhD and EPP students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must have an offer of place on a full-time postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington and must meet any academic and English language conditions attached to their offer as stated in their Offer of Place

Applicants must be classified as international fee-paying students paying the international tuition fee rate without other discounts, waivers and scholarships applied

Tenure: One year

Application details

Students can apply online.

Closing Date(s): Trimester 1: 1 February; Trimester 2: 1 June; Trimester 3: 1 October

Value details

A tuition fee discount of 20% for the first academic year of study (120 points) is awarded if applying within 12 months of completing an eligible Victoria University of Wellington programme. A tuition fee discount of 15% for the first academic year of study (120 points) is awarded if applying more than 12 months after completing an eligible Victoria University of Wellington programme

Tongarewa Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be:

  • international students who are paying full international fees
  • entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • completed your secondary education at a New Zealand school
  • completed a prerequisite degree at Victoria University of Wellington (i.e. the English Proficiency Programme or Foundation Studies Programme)
  • are a Study Abroad or Twinning student from one of our overseas partner universities
  • are in your second or subsequent year of study at Victoria University of Wellington

The Scholarship is a partial fees scholarship. The Scholarship will be paid towards tuition fees once you are fully enrolled at the University.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Closing Date(s): 31 May (For Trimester 2), 30 November (For Trimester 1)

Value details

Up to 10 scholarships of NZ $10,000 will be available to both undergraduate and postgraduate recipients and up to 9 scholarships of NZ $5,000 will be available to postgraduate recipients only

MMus or MA Scholarship - Gender and/or Orchestras

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants need to satisfy the requirements for entry into the MMus or MA, including having completed BMus(Hons) or BA(Hons) in Music, or equivalent, by the time their scholarship commences. Applicants must be committed to research in areas concerning gender and/or Western orchestras. Because this funding is aligned with staff research into women and Western concert orchestras between 1789-1914, preference may be given to prospective projects that focus on Western art music of this period.

While successful candidates may include a performance or compositional component to their studies, it is expected that the primary focus of their Master’s research will be a scholarly dissertation. Therefore, preference may be given to students who major in musicology or ethnomusicology.

Criteria

  • Applicants must satisfy the entry requirements for a Master's study at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants will have a GPA of 7 or higher.
  • Applications are open to international applicants, but international students will need to cover the difference between domestic and international course fees themselves.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Closing Date(s): 1 October

Value details

Stipend of NZ $17,000 as well as full student fees and levies for Australia students. International students may apply for the scholarship but should note that the additional cost of international fees cannot be covered by the scholarship

PhD Scholarship - Plankton Diversity History

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The project will use compilations of existing and new biostratigraphic, physical, geophysical, and geochemical data from ocean cores and potentially some onshore sections, to generate a very high resolution Cenozoic history of phyto- and zooplankton from the Antarctic margin, Southern Ocean and SW Pacific. The data will be integrated using the quantitative biostratigraphic approach of constrained optimization (CONOP), and will draw on existing and upcoming geological drill core results in the region. The resulting time lines of biotic and physical history will then be used to interpret plankton macroevolutionary processes in the region over the Cenozoic in the context of global and regional tectonic, climatic, and other environmental changes. The project will interface with a parallel study, based out of the University of Wisconsin, that will explicitly link and integrate CONOP with spectral analysis and astrochronological interpretation of CONOP-derived time lines.

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for PhD study at Victoria University of Wellington, and a previous degree in geology, paleontology, or related subject.

Tenure: Three years

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Closing Date(s): Usually closes 30 November.

Value details

Stipend of NZ $23,500 per annum plus tuition fees

Wellington Kahotea Scholarship - (School Leaver Scholarships for Outstanding Achievements)

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship package includes full accommodation costs at a Victoria University of Wellington Hall of Residence in your first year, plus a stipend for three years. For students who are not in a Hall, the stipend can be taken uniformly across the three years or weighted higher over the first year.

  • Applicants must be International fee-paying students who have completed at least two full years (ie. their Year 12 and Year 13) at a New Zealand Secondary School at the time of application.
  • Applicants must meet all the criteria and regulations of either the Wellington Tangiwai or the Wellington Totoweka Scholarship to be eligible.
  • Applicants must be intending to enrol full-time in the year following application in their first Undergraduate Degree at Victoria University of Wellington.

Tenure: Three years

Application details

Students can apply online.

Closing Date(s): 1 September
 

Value details

Up to NZ $30,000 over three years

Wellington Graduate Award

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Wellington Graduate Award encourages undergraduate students to proceed to graduate study and to research degrees. The University offers Wellington Graduate Awards to international students intending to embark upon an Honours degree or a Master's degree Part 1.

Applicants are expected to have achieved a minimum A grade average (GPA 8.0) at 300-level or above however, the number offered are based on the funds available determining the final minimum GPA requirement in any one year.

All offers of the scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient completing all pre-requisite course requirements and being fully enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington in a full-year programme by the start of Trimester 1 in the following year in at least 90 points of coursework in either; an Honours degree; or a Master's degree taken via coursework with at least 90 points at 500  level and a thesis/research component of less than 90 points.

These scholarships are not available for post experience or vocational Master's degree, such as the MBA, MIM or MIS, not to Honours students undertaking or intending to undertake an undergraduate programme such as LLB (Hons) or BE (Hons). Postgraduate Diploma study will only be considered if it is recognised as Part 1 of a two year Master's course

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Closing Date(s): 1 November

Value details

Contribution to tuition fees up to the value of NZ $5,000. International students will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic tuition fee

William Purdie Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Candidates must be ex-pupils of Marlborough Boys' College or Marlborough Girls' College who intend to enrol at Victoria University of Wellington. Selection will be based on academic merit, however if two or more applicants have the same results financial hardship can be taken into account.

Tenure: One year.

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Value details

Varies

Teresia Teaiwa Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship in Pacific Studies

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • This scholarship is open to international students of Pacific Islands descent. 
  • Applicants must be enrolling in a postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington intending to complete an Honours, Masters, or Doctorate qualification in Pacific Studies.

This scholarship will cover the recipient’s full fees, and any remaining funds will be paid as a stipend in instalments. The primary consideration will be the applicant’s scholarly ability, followed by financial need, and a demonstration of a connection and commitment to Pacific communities and issues.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.


Closing Date(s): 31 October
 

Value details

NZ $10,000 (subject to funds available)

Wellington Doctoral Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

These scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington.

The scholarships are offered to the top ranked candidates in any Doctoral admission and scholarship application round throughout the year. To be considered for a Wellington Doctoral Scholarship the applicant must have a strong academic record and excellent academic references, or:

  • demonstrated potential for high quality research; or
  • a record of publication in high quality journals commensurate with experience and education.

Please note: It is very important to refer to the website for regulations and further process requirements regarding an application for this scholarship.

Tenure: Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington for more than three months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made, the maximum length of tenure of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Victoria University Research Scholarships Committee.

Application details

Information on applying to do a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington and apply for funding to do so is also available from the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research website. General information about doctoral study is also available from this website.

Closing Date(s): Three rounds each year closing 1 March, 1 July and 1 November

Value details

NZ $23,500 per annum stipend annually plus domestic tuition fees

CMIC PhD Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is for students to undertake doctoral study at the Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC), Victoria University of Wellington.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be intending to do a PhD study in the field of Computer Graphics at CMIC, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants can be international students.

Tenure: Three years

Application details

Applicants are required to submit the specific documentation outlined below, if they wish to be considered for this scholarship. Send all documents to the CMIC Centre Manager:

  • A CV
  • Any supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, reports)
  • A brief outline of research interest

Closing Date(s): Applications will be considered as they are received

Value details

A stipend of NZ $23,500 per annum, and tuition fees (domestic) for three years

Malthus Classics Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship has been established to encourage students to continue their studies in Classics. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic merit and their passion for the subject. Financial hardship will be taken into secondary consideration when choosing a recipient. Applicants can be international students

Criteria

  • Applicants must be current full time Victoria University of Wellington students.
  • Applicants must be majoring in Classical Studies, Latin or Greek.
  • Applicants must be in their second or third year of undergraduate study or studying towards in the first year of an Honours degree in one of the above subjects.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Closing Date(s): 01 October

Value details

Up to NZ $2,000 towards tuition fees

CMIC Masters Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is for students to undertake a Masters by thesis study at the Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC), Victoria University of Wellington.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be intending to pursue a Masters by thesis study in the field of Computer Graphics at CMIC, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants can be international students.

Tenure: One year

Application details

Applicants are required to submit the specific documentation outlined below, if they wish to be considered for this scholarship. Send all documents to the CMIC Centre Manager.

  • A CV
  • Any supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, reports)
  • A brief outline of research interest

Closing Date(s): Applications will be considered as they are received

Value details

A stipend of NZ $15,000, and tuition fees (domestic) for a year

Fehl Charitable Trust (FCT) Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is targeted to deserving New Zealand School of Music undergraduate students who are in financial need. 

The scholarship is open to all undergraduate music students however preference will be given to second and third year students who have demonstrated a commitment and contribution to music within and beyond the university community. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, academic merit and commitment to music.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree at the New Zealand School of Music.
  • Applicants must be experiencing financial hardship.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.


Closing Date(s): 31 March
 

Value details

Approximately NZ $3,000 (subject to funds available)

Fuji Xerox Masters Scholarship in Computer Science

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is open to top students intending to do Masters in Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington. Their proposed area of study should have commercial potential. Selection will be based on academic merit and evidence of some hardship preventing them from pursuing study.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.


Closing Date(s): 31 October
 

Value details

NZ $25,000 to cover stipend and tuition fees

Athol Mann Award for Vocal Students

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is to support students majoring in Voice at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington. It will be awarded to support students in preparation for their audition tour.

This scholarship is open to current New Zealand School of Music students who are majoring in Voice. Preference for postgraduate students however, undergraduate students may still apply. Selection will be based on academic merit.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time at the New Zealand School of Music majoring in Voice.
  • Applicants must be intending to enrol full time in their Honours year in the year following application.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.


Closing Date(s): 30 November
 

Value details

NZ $2,500 (subject to funds available)

Buchanan Scholarship in New Zealand History and Society

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is intended to assist with costs associated with pursuing a Masters by research degree.

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time Master's by thesis at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants must be undertaking or intending to undertake research in New Zealand's history, cultures and society.
  • Applicants can be international students.

Students who are intending to transfer to Victoria University of Wellington from other universities are eligible to apply. The scholarship will be made primarily on the basis of academic merit and the ability of the University to supervise the proposed research. Where there is a difficulty in distinguishing between applicants, financial need may be taken into account. If no suitable applicant is found in any one year, the scholarship will not be awarded.

Tenure: One year

Application details

A completed online application must be submitted on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.


Closing Date(s): 1 November
 

Value details

Approximately NZ $10,000 per annum (subject to funds available)