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Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships

There are 77 scholarships available at Victoria University of Wellington.

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

An invitation to nominate candidates has been sent to the Nominating Agency in each country eligible to participate in this scholarship programme.

The eligible countries are:

  • Botswana
  • Belize
  • Bangladesh
  • Cook Islands
  • Cameroon
  • Dominica
  • India
  • Kiribati
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Malaysia
  • Nauru
  • Kenya
  • Guyana
  • Maldives
  • Niue
  • Lesotho
  • Jamaica
  • Pakistan
  • Papua
  • New Guinea
  • Malawi
  • St Lucia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Samoa
  • Mauritius
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines Solomon Islands
  • Mozambique 
  • Tokelau
  • Namibia 
  • Tonga
  • Nigeria 
  • Tuvalu
  • Rwanda 
  • Vanuatu
  • Seychelles  
  • Sierra Leone  
  • South Africa  
  • Swaziland  
  • Tanzania  
  • Uganda  
  • Zambia   

Application details

Applicants must send their completed applications to the Nominating Agency for their country, not to Universities NZ or to MFAT.

Each Nominating Agency has been asked to set the closing date for applications for their country.

Scholarships may be held at one of the eight universities in New Zealand:

  • The University of Auckland
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Waikato University
  • Massey University
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Canterbury University
  • Lincoln University
  • Otago University 

Value details

For Postgraduate Studies In NZ

Application deadline

Expected March 2018

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.
 

Application details

Application forms available from the School of Music.

Applicants must complete the application form and attach any documents requested to be received by the University Scholarships Office by 4.30pm on 31 March.

Value details

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

Application deadline

31 March 2018

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.

Application details

Application forms can be obtained from the Scholarships Office, 10 Kelburn Parade. 

Applicants will be asked to complete all the documentation included on the application form.

Value details

Determined annually Subject to funds available

Application deadline

31 March 2018

Philippa and Morvyn Williams Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

One or two scholarships will be offered in any one year for graduate study at Victoria University of Wellington, at least one of the successful applicants must be a Mäori woman. Scholarships shall be tenable by students who, during the tenure of the award, shall be pursuing a DipTchg Mäori, Master’s or PhD degree at Victoria University of Wellington.

Application details

Applicants will be asked to complete all documentation included in the application form.

Preference will be given to applicants whose study is likely to assist in the revitalisation of Mäori language, culture and heritage, or the promotion of the Mäori language teaching or the empowerment of Mäori women. Financial need may be considered as a factor in the choice of a recipient, and applicants should include mention of such financial need as they feel appropriate. The trustees, in consultation with the Committee and a member of the Kaa family, may vary the terms and conditions of the scholarships within the general objectives of sustaining Mäori language, culture and heritage.

Value details

Up to NZ $6,000 Maximum per scholarship.

Application deadline

31 March 2018

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.

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 2018

Macarthy Trust Scholarship in Maori Studies

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Intended to assist students of outstanding ability to pursue postgraduate studies in Māori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

The scholarship shall be open to candidates who have completed a degree with Māori Studies as their major subject.

Value details

The value shall be determined after consideration of the income from the fund.

Application deadline

31 March 2018

Victoria League Music Accommodation Bursary

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is provided by the Victoria League (Wellington) Charitable Trust.

To provide accommodation assistance for graduates in music from New Zealand School of Music who wish to continue their studies in London.

Acceptance into a London based postgraduate music programme.

Application details

Application forms available either from the New Zealand School of Music or the Victoria League (Wellington) Charitable Trust or email; or available online from the scholarships office database. Students completed application form, together with two references, should be forwarded to: The Trustees, Victoria League (Wellington) Charitable Trust, C/Mrs H Kelly, 13A Byron Street, Miramar, Wellington 6022.

Value details

Accomodation assistance at Victoria Leagues Students' House in London

Application deadline

April 2017

Te Kura Matai Hinengaro Bicultural Award

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The awards will be decided on academic merit and consideration of a statement of goals and aspirations submitted by the applicant. The awards take the form of partial fee waivers.

To be eligible you must:

  • be accepted and enrolled in full-time study at Fourth year level (Honours or Part 1 of Masters) or the Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Psychology,
  • demonstrate descendent links to Māori or Pasifika.

Application details

Applications must be received by the Scholarships Office on the 'Application Form' available on the website. Include a statement of goals and aspirations.

Value details

Full or partial fees waiver.

Application deadline

1 April 2018

PIPEF/VUW Hardship Scholarships for Pacific Islands Students

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Any undergraduate Pacific Islands student, who is a permanent resident in New Zealand and who is enrolled full-time at Victoria University.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial hardship and satisfactory academic progress. The factors taken into consideration when assessing hardship will include: the level of shortfall in income; high course costs; high transport costs; creche fees; family to support; medical conditions or disabilities producing extra costs or preventing part-time work; high financial liabilities.

Consideration will be given to the applicants budgeting skills, their utilisation of other sources of funding, e.g. part-time employment and the student loan scheme, and the viability of the proposed course of study.

Application details

  • Complete the 'Application Form' that can be downloaded from the link or from the Scholarships Office database.
  • Applicants must include proof of income and the financial form at the back of the 'Application Form.'
  • Proof of New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency must be provided.
  • Applicants should clearly explain in writing their difficult financial situation.

Further details:

  • Student Recruitment & Course Advice, Ground Floor, Hunter Building or
  • Financial Support and Advice, Ground Floor, Hunter Building or email.

Value details

Up to $2,000 dependent upon the availability of funds.

Application deadline

30 April 2017, 30 April 2018

Nora Bateson Scholarship - VUW

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship was established through the Victoria University Foundation as a result of a bequest in his will made by Mr Archie Dunningham, former City Librarian at Dunedin Public Library, for a scholarship to be named in honour of Miss Nora Bateson. Nora Bateson was Director of the New Zealand Library School from 1948-1953.

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

The study programme proposed by the student shall be approved by the selection panel for the scholarship.

Value details

Approximately NZ $5,000

Application deadline

1 May 2017, 1 May 2018

Victoria Students' Psychology Society (VSPS) Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • 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 The Scholarships Office, Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington, Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZ $500

Application deadline

15 May 2017

James E Worsfold Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This Scholarship was established through the Victoria University Foundation in 1994 by the Wellington Historical and Early Settlers' Association Inc in memory of its then President, the Rt Reverend James E Worsfold.

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

Applications for the Scholarship must be lodged with the Scholarships Officer of Victoria University of Wellington by 1 June.

Value of scholarship

1,36,352 a year

Application deadline

1 June 2017, 1 June 2018

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.

Application details

New PhD applicants should complete the PhD Admission and Scholarship 'Application Form' and clearly indicate they wish to apply for the NZFGW (Wellington Branch) PhD Scholarship.

Applicants will be asked to supply all documentation listed on the 'Application Form.'

'Application Forms' must be submitted to the Scholarships Office by the due date.

Value details

Please contact the provider

Application deadline

1 July 2017

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To encourage postgraduate research Victoria offers scholarships 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. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

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

Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic record from other institutions with this application.

Value of scholarship

10,68,091 a year

Application deadline

1 July 2017, 1 November 2017

Quentin-Baxter Memorial Scholarship Fund

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This fund originates from donations made by staff, students, government departments and friends of Professor Quentin-Baxter who held a Chair in the Law Faculty at the time of his death. The Quentin-Baxter Memorial Scholarship Fund is managed by the University.

The purpose of this fund is to provide monetary assistance to students undertaking or proposing to undertake study or research in the Faculty of Law at Victoria University and to recognise and encourage academic merit by the award of Scholarships and prizes.

The Fund also has discretionary monies for the relief of financial hardship.

Selection criteria

In even years (e.g. 2010) the scholarship will be open to all full time students of Māori descent who are currently enrolled in one or more second year law courses and who intend to complete an LLB at Victoria.

The scholarship will normally be tenable, subject to satisfactory academic progress in the LLB, for up to three years and will be worth $2,000 per annum.

There is no objection to it being held in conjunction with other scholarships and prizes. * In determining the suitability of applicants the selection panel will consider financial need, personal qualities and academic ability as well as the applicant's links with and likely contribution to the Māori community.

In ODD years (e.g. 2011) the Scholarship is offered to Pasifika students.

Application details

Māori students apply in EVEN years, Pasifika students apply in ODD years.

Value details

Maximum of $2,000 per annum

Application deadline

30 July 2017, 30 July 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 as well as New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

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

90,901 total value

Application deadline

1 September 2017

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.

Value details

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

Application deadline

15 September 2017, 15 September 2018

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 12; credits gained earlier or in Year 13 cannot be counted.

Students with an equivalent level of achievement in an alternative qualification (eg. IB, CIE) will also be considered. See the regulations for more information.

Applicants must be New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents. International fee-paying students who have completed at least one full year (ie. their Year 12 year) at a New Zealand secondary school by the time of application are encouraged to apply instead for the Victoria International Excellence Scholarship (details of this scholarship and how to apply can be found on the scholarships database.

Application details

Applications will be open from mid June and will be notified of the outcome of their application by mid-October.

Value details

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

Application deadline

15 September 2017, 15 September 2018

Victoria Hardship Fund Equity Grants

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

Application details

Applicants must submit a completed application form outlining details of their situation and provide financial evidence as outlined in the form. By post: Student Finance Advisers, Student Academic Services, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140. In person: Student Finance Advisers office, Kelburn Campus: Student Finance Reception, Hunter Building, ground floor. Pipitea Campus: Student Services Reception, Mezzanine floor, Rutherford House.

Value details

Up to NZ $2,000

Application deadline

30 September 2017

Postgraduate Scholarship in Classical Piano Performance

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This Scholarship has been established by an anonymous bequest donor to assist classical pianists entering Post Graduate study at either the New Zealand School of Music or an approved overseas Institute.

The Scholarship will be open to classical piano students entering Post Graduate studies at either the New Zealand School of Music or an approved overseas Institute (applicants must provide evidence that they have been awarded a place).

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

NZ $5,000 per annum; subject to funds available.

Application deadline

1 October 2017, 1 October 2018

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