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Scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington

There are 56 scholarships available at Victoria University of Wellington.

New Zealand Development Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The purpose of the scholarships is for candidates to gain knowledge and skills through post-graduate study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society, or private business organisations.

NZDS are for postgraduate study in New Zealand and are available to candidates from specific African, Caribbean and Latin American countries, and from Bhutan, Jordan, Mongolia, Nepal and Timor-Leste. NZDS are also available for undergraduate study to candidates from Timor Leste.

Tenure of Award: Up to four years.

Application details

Application processes and timelines can vary depending on the country. For information about the application process please see the scholarship information page for your home country.

Value details

Please contact the provider

Application deadline

Expected March 2020

D.F. McKenzie Award

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The award shall be open to students already enrolled in an MA or PhD in disciplines with which D.F. McKenzie was closely associated. These disciplines are:

  • English, Film and Theatre, Media Studies;
  • Music;
  • Information Management;
  • History;
  • Art History;
  • Maori Studies;
  • Anthropology.

The award shall be made on the basis of the merits of the application.

Preference will be given to a student whose academic focus lies in one of Don McKenzie's special interest areas such as: bibliography and the history of the book; libraries and librarianship; theatre history; Renaissance and 18th century drama; NZ Theatre; NZ music.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

Subject to funds available

Application deadline

31 March 2020

Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

a. Possess prior excellent academic performance and be of good moral character.

b. Does not hold the Republic of China (Taiwan) nationality.

c. Does not have the status of an overseas Chinese student.

d. Is not a current student either at a Mandarin training center, or at a university/college in Taiwan.

e. 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.

f. Has not previously received an award either under this scholarship program or the Scholarship Program of Taiwan.

g. Is not a current recipient of a scholarship or subsidy being offered by any one of government or educational institutions in Taiwan.

Those who are financially self-supporting while undertaking their degree or Mandarin studies in Taiwan may be eligible to apply for HES awards, upon completion of their current programs of study.

Tenure of Award:
The following are four options for a recipient to choose from, regarding the award periods:
One year
Nine months
Six months
Three months
- A recipient is also to be allowed to select an award period of two months, if his/her intended Mandarin training center offers a session for a term of two months.

In terms of the actual award period for this Mandarin study program, it will begin from the month that recipients arrive in Taiwan to matriculate at their intended Mandarin training centers. All awards will
end the month their specified award period is completed. However, if recipients drop out, are expelled from their institutions, or their scholarships are revoked, whichever comes first, the award will be terminated.

Application details

For application receipt, review and selection, applicants must send their completed documents to the Taiwan representative office, closest to their home countries' permanent residence. In principle, the application period is from February 1st through March 31st of each year, unless individual Taiwan’s representative offices specify otherwise. For application guidelines and forms, scholarship quotas, as well as information about the selection process and outcome announcement, applicants may directly contact the relevant representative offices at the end of January.

A complete application includes the following materials:

  • A completed application form.
  • 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

A stipend of NT $25,000 (approximately US $790) is to be offered to a recipient by month

Application deadline

31 March 2020

Margaret Nielsen Music Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To assist students beginning study for a BMus in classical musical performance at the New Zealand School of Music.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student beginning a BMus in Classical Musical Performance, on the basis of musical ability and financial need.

Tenure of Award: One year.

Application details

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

Value details

May be NZ $1,000. subject to funds available

Application deadline

31 March 2020

Dan F Jones Scholarship in Science

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarships will be awarded to students studying to complete an Honours degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington.

In accordance with the terms of the bequest, the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Number of Awards Offered: Two or more.

Tenure of Award: One year

Application details

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

Value details

Determined annually Subject to funds available

Application deadline

31 March 2020

Nora Bateson Scholarship - VUW

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship is intended to encourage beginning practitioners to include some form of overseas study or experience of professional practice in their programme rather than to support work for a research degree.

The Scholarship shall be awarded for the purpose of:

(a) permitting a student who has recently qualified for admission to the MIS degree to undertake a further term of study in library and information studies at an overseas university

(b) permitting a student currently enrolled in the MIS programme to undertake a term of study at an overseas university

(c) supporting an internship at an overseas library. The Scholarship shall be awarded to a student currently enrolled in, or within two calendar years of having completed, the Master of Information Studies.

In making the award the selection panel shall take into account the academic excellence of the candidate, their record of achievement in the MIS, and their commitment to the profession.

Application details

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

  • a brief outline of their intended study programme;
  • 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 details

Approximately NZ $5,000

Application deadline

31 May 2020

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.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in the trimester they are applying for. E.g. Students who apply for round 1 must be enrolled in trimester 1 of the same year. 
  • 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, 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 Studylink, Student Loan, if eligible. 
  • All offers of the award will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in the trimester they are applying for and having satisfactory academic progress in their prior trimester.  
  • Recipients are expected to register with their student ID number and complete two online Blackbullion modules (of their choice) before receiving the second instalment. The second instalment will not be paid until this condition is met.  

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

Expected June, September 2020

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.

To support postgraduate research students.

This scholarship is open to any Victoria research Masters (90 points or more) or PhD students. Priority will be given to those students conducting postgraduate research in Law.
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

Expected November 2019

PhD Scholarship - Graduate Women Wellington

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional woman who will make a significant contribution to the advancement of women's academic achievement in New Zealand. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully to the economic and social fabric and performance of the country through the knowledge contribution of her doctoral studies and her on-going leadership influence post completion.

Tenure of Award: The scholarship will be held for up to three years.

Application details

Checklist

  • Research proposal summary attached
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae attached.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts from institutions other than Victoria attached.
  • Academic referees provided with report form and advised of due date.
  • Consent to disclosure of information signed.

Applications should be submitted to The Scholarships Office, 10 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington New Zealand.

 New PhD applicants should complete the PhD Admission and Scholarship 'Application Form

Value details

The value of this scholarship is NZ $23,500 for stipend, plus a contribution towards tuition fees up to the value of NZ $6,500 per annum for three years

Application deadline

Expected July 2020

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.

TENURE OF AWARD:

Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria 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 Research Scholarships Committee.

Application details

Students can apply online. 

Value details

NZ $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees

Application deadline

Expected November 2019

Victoria Students' Psychology Society (VSPS) Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The VSPS constitution states “The Psychology Society offers a range of events that enrich the study of psychology, bring together students at all levels of study, and foster a relationship between students and academic staff outside the classrooms.

  • This scholarship is open to all members (both undergraduate and postgraduate) of the VSPS from any field of study.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least one Psychology paper during the year of application.
  • Applicant 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).
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded the VSPS Scholarship.

Application details

Applicants must complete the 'Application Form' 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 Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZ $500

Application deadline

Expected August 2020

Laurie Cameron Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is undertaking research on the interactions and relationship between the public and private sectors in the area of policy and management, either in Victoria University's School of Government in one of the School's Post-experience programmes (Masters of Public Management, Masters of Public Policy, Masters of Strategic Studies), or a student undertaking a Masters of Commerce and Administration, or a Masters of Arts. Students undertaking a PhD in the area of public/private sector relations in policy and management are also eligible. The Scholarship is open to students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and international students. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with one or more other Scholarships.

Application details

On the application form that can be downloaded above or from the Scholarships Office. Applications should be forwarded by 4.30pm on closing date to: The Scholarships Office, Office of Research and Postgraduate Study, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600 Wellington.

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

  • a brief outline of their research project proposal (approximately one A4), including details of how the Scholarship fund would be used;
  • 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. 

Value details

NZ $2,000 to NZ $2,500 (subject to funds available)

Application deadline

15 September 2020

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

2,75,137 total value

Application deadline

Expected September 2020

Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is available to those students intending to do research leading to a Master’s degree or a PhD. The scholarship is available for research in a field of music education supervised at any New Zealand University.

There are also a number of small grants available 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 postgraduate study for music teachers or music teachers in training to study at Victoria University. of Wellington.

Tenure of award: The scholarship is tenable for a period of one year in the New Zealand School of Music or in such other situations as the advisory committee may approve. 

Application details

Applicants will complete the online application by the closing date. No late applications will be considered.  

Value details

Varies annually

Application deadline

Expected October 2020

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

Expected October 2020

Wellington U3A Award

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be 55 years old or more and enrolled in a course of study at Victoria University in the year of application. Applicants should not be in full-time employment. The award will be made on the basis academic merit and 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. 

TENURE OF AWARD: One year.

Application details

Applicants will complete the online applications by the closing date. No late applications will be accepted.  

Value of scholarship

91,712 a year

Application deadline

1 October 2020

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.

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 brief (one page) outline of their research topic or intended course of study; 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 form must be submitted to Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Up to NZ $10,000

Application deadline

30 October 2020

Erasmus Scholarship - VUW

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This 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.
  • It is not a requirement that an applicant has studied Latin before attending University, although it is an advantage in applying for the Scholarship, so long as the applicant intends to major in Greek or Latin at University.
  • University applicants must have completed one year's study (at any level) in Greek or Latin; they should submit a letter indicating that they are currently majors in Greek or Latin, or expressing their intention to major in Greek or Latin, and an account of their marks in either, or both, of these languages.

Application details

Secondary school students who are interested are asked to contact the Programme Director of Classics, Victoria University of Wellington.

Value details

Approximately NZ $750 - subject to available funds

Application deadline

31 October 2020

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 2020

Graduate Women Wellington - Masters by Thesis Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarships are open to female students who are enrolled for a Masters degree by thesis at Victoria University of Wellington. In making the award, the deciding panel may take into account not only the academic merit of the applicants but also their financial needs with regard to dependants.

To encourage postgraduate study by women at masters level. Candidates must be women enrolled or intending to enrol for a Masters degree by thesis at Victoria University of Wellington.

Application details

Students can apply online. Applicants will complete the online application by the closing date. No late application will be accepted.

Value of scholarship

1,83,425 total value

Application deadline

31 October 2020