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Scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington

There are 64 scholarships available at Victoria University of Wellington.

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.

Value details

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

Application deadline

Expected April 2021

Herbert Sutcliffe Hardship Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The deed of gift specifies that up to fifty percent of the scholarship money each year may be made available to help needy or disadvantaged students and in particular students from groups who at present are under represented among the students at the University.

One or more scholarships available annually. The scholarships are held for academically worthy students who are experiencing financial hardship, especially, but not exclusively, students from groups currently under-represented at Victoria University of Wellington.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled full time at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Applicants must be studying for the final year of a BA, BEd, BMus or BA (Hons) or first year of a MEd
  • 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.

Value details

Approximately NZ $2,000 each (subject to funds available)

Application deadline

Expected April 2021

Macarthy Trust Scholarship in Maori Studies

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree majoring in Maori studies at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Applicants must be enrolling full-time in a postgraduate degree in Maori studies (unless otherwise permitted upon the recommendation of the Tumuaki of Māori Studies)

Selection will be based on academic merit

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

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

Application deadline

Expected April 2021

Margaret Nielsen Music Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is to assist first year BMus students majoring in Classical Musical Performance at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington. Selection is based on musical ability and financial need. Preference may be given to a student studying a particular instrument or instruments nominated by the Head of School.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree at the New Zealand School of Music.
  • Applicants must be in their first year of a BMus majoring in Classical Musical Performance.
  • 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.

Value details

May be NZ $1,000 subject to funds available

Application deadline

Expected April 2021

Annette E. Black MA Scholarship in History

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship was generously funded by friends of Annette Black to encourage and support students to pursue postgraduate study in History at Victoria University of Wellington.

Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled, or be intending to enrol, in a Master’s thesis in History at Victoria University of Wellington. Selection will be based on academic merit. If there are candidates of equal merit, preference may be given to an applicant’s originating from outside major urban areas.

The scholarship will first pay tuition fees and levies, and the remainder of the scholarship to be paid as a monthly stipend.

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 of scholarship

12,20,475 total value

Application deadline

Expected May 2021

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2021

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 full time 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 University of Wellington. An exception will be made for students who have previously completed a pre-degree course (EPP or Foundation) at Victoria University of Wellington.

Applicants must have met the English Language Requirements for study at Victoria University of Wellington

Tenure: Up to three years conditional on maintaining a Grade Point Average of 6 (B+) or above each year of their studies

Application details

Students can apply online.

Closing Date(s): 31 May - Trimester 2 applications; 1 December - Trimester 1 applications

Value details

NZ $5000 each

Application deadline

Expected June 2021

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.

Value details

NZ $2,500 (subject to funds available)

Application deadline

1 September 2020

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

Applicants should apply for a Wellington School Leaver Scholarship.

Applications for the Kahotea scholarships will open in late June, 2020. Applicants for these scholarships will be notified of the outcome in October.

Value details

Up to NZ $30,000 over three years

Application deadline

1 September 2020

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.

Value details

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

Application deadline

1 September 2020

Wellington Tangiwai Scholarship – (School Leaver Scholarships for Excellence)

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarships will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit, equity, leadership, and commitment to community. Scholarships are for the first year of study which can be put towards accommodation costs at a university Hall of Residence, or as a stipend to contribute towards your first year living costs.

Applicants must be in Year 13 or have completed Year 13 in the year prior and be taking a gap year to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

  • 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 have a minimum of 50 Excellence credits from Year 12 (or an equivalent level of achievement in an alternate qualification).
  • Applicants must be intending to enrol full-time in the year following application in their first Undergraduate Degree at Victoria University of Wellington.

Tenure: One year

Application details

Applicants should apply for a Wellington School Leaver Scholarship.

Applications for the Tangiwai scholarships will open in late June, 2020. Applicants for these scholarships will be notified of the outcome in October.

Value of scholarship

2,44,095 total value

Application deadline

1 September 2020

Summer Research Scholarships (Victoria University)

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship will be offered in specific areas of research approved by Faculty Research
Committees in line with the Victoria University’s Research Strategy. Projects must consist of research or activities directly related to research.

The scholarships are open to students who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree and are currently enrolled full-time at any Australian or New Zealand University in an undergraduate, Honours or the first year of a Master’s degree.

Students enrolled in a PhD or Master's by thesis are not eligible.

Application details

Applications for the scholarship will be made online through Community Force and scholarship
offers/declines will come directly from the Scholarships Office once all recipient information and project details have been received from the Faculty.

Value of scholarship

2,92,914 total value

Application deadline

16 September 2020

Sarah Anne Rhodes Research Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is offered to women graduates of any university in New Zealand, or of any other university, who during the tenure of the scholarship will be studying at Victoria University of Wellington in course leading to a higher degree, which includes research in some field related to the general purpose of teaching or promoting the knowledge of home or domestic science among the women of New Zealand (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Education or Science).

Criteria

  • Applicants must be women graduates of any university in New Zealand, or of any other university
  • Applicants must be studying or intending to study at a postgraduate level at Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of the scholarship

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

Approximately NZ $4,000 (subject to funds available)

Application deadline

1 October 2020

Alison Morton Scholarship in Ecology/Marine Biology

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is to encourage the study of Ecology and Marine Biology at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • 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 will take into account not only the academic merits of the candidates but also their financial need.

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

NZ $2,500 (subject to funds available)

Application deadline

1 October 2020

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

Application deadline

1 October 2020

Izard Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The scholarship is offered to students enrolled in a Masters by thesis degree in any faculty at Victoria University of Wellington, with the exception of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. NZSM students are still eligible to apply. This scholarship is awarded based on academic merit only.

Tenure: One year

Study Area(s): Architecture; Business; Design; Education; Engineering; Health; Law; Music; Technology; Science

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

Approximately NZ $1,500 (subject to funds available)

Application deadline

1 October 2020

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.

Value details

Up to NZ $2,000 towards tuition fees

Application deadline

1 October 2020

Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship provides opportunities 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.

This scholarship is available to students intending to do research at Master's or a PhD level. The scholarship is available for research in the 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 practice. 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 training to study at Victoria University of Wellington.

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

Application deadline

15 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.

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.

Value details

Up to NZ $10,000

Application deadline

30 October 2020

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.

Value details

NZ $25,000 to cover stipend and tuition fees

Application deadline

31 October 2020