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Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships

There are 59 scholarships available at Victoria University of Wellington.

Sir Roy Mckenzie Deaf Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

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

Application details

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

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

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

Value details

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

Application deadline

30 November 2018

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 2019

James E Worsfold Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

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

Application details

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

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

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

Value of scholarship

1,41,885 a year

Application deadline

1 June 2019

Victoria Hardship Fund Equity Grants

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

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

Application details

 Students can apply online.

Value details

Up to NZ $2,000

Application deadline

28 September 2018

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

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

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

NZ $23,500 stipend annually plus tuition fees

Application deadline

1 July 2018, 1 November 2018

Victoria Research Support Grant

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

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

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

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

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

Application details

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 attached: a statement outlining my personal circumstances; a supporting statement from an academic; Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of their transcripts from other institutions

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

Value details

Fees and/or living allowance, subject to funds available, or addition to another award

Application deadline

1 July 2018, 1 November 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 Scholarships Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZ $500

Application deadline

19 August 2018

Susan Price Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

Application details

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

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

The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value of scholarship

94,590 total value

Application deadline

1 September 2018

Postgraduate Scholarship in Classical Piano Performance

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship is open to international students who are applying for study at the New Zealand School of Music only.

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 complete the scholarship application form and enclose the following documents:

  • 2 referee statements
  • DVD of 3 contrasting pieces
  • evidence of placement at an overseas Institute for classical piano performance (if appropriate)
  • supporting letter outlining future plans and how this scholarship would assist future studies.
  • Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institution.

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

Value details

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

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Barbara Finlayson Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship will be awarded annually to New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) violin, viola and violoncello students at any level. NZSM string staff may also apply. A particular purpose of the scholarship is to fund postgraduate study, as well as travel, accommodation and other expenses incurred in the pursuit of such study, both within and outside New Zealand.

The award will be based on merit. Students should provide a supporting letter outlining reasons for application and the nature of their studies. References and a detailed budget covering expenses must be included.

Application details

Applicants must submit their completed scholarship application form with relevant documents to: Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140.

Value details

Normally be worth NZ $14,000 per annum

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The programme is open to:

  • the 25 EU Member States
  • the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey)
  • the countries of the European Economic Area/European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)
  • all the other countries of the world (third countries).

It supports European top quality Masters courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these Masters courses, as well as scholarships for EU-nationals studying in third countries.

Application details

Students can apply through mail.

Value details

Please contact the provider

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This Scholarship arises from a fund established to commemorate the lively interest and contribution to music of Marion Rayward; teacher, student, music adviser, teachers' college lecturer.

Selection criteria

  • Grants have been awarded to individuals proposing personal study which may lead to qualification or enhanced professional practise.
  • Grants have also been awarded to organisations for the provision of musical opportunities which will develop music in the community and for assistance with publications or music events.
  • These scholarships are open to any level of undergraduate or graduate study for music teachers or music teachers in training.
  • Study may occur at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington or at other institutions nationally.
  • In individual circumstances, applications from self-employed music teachers may be considered.

Application details

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

  •  a detailed description of their proposed course of study and/or research project;
  • a personal letter describing: your current financial circumstance; an estimate of expenses involved in your proposed programme/ research; other awards, grants or scholarships you have received/ are receiving; and any other information you would like to include in support of your application;
  • Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at the New Zealand School of Music or Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institutions

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

Value details

Varies annually NZ $10,000 for Principal Scholarship

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Alison Morton Scholarship in Ecology/Marine Biology

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled in a BSc (Hons) or MSc in Ecology or Marine Biology.
  • The student must have completed undergraduate study at Victoria University.
  • In making the award the panel may take into account not only the academic merits of the candidates but also their financial needs.
  • If no suitable applicant is available in any one year, the Scholarship will not be awarded and the funds will be re-invested.

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 supporting statement from your supervisor;
  • evidence of financial need, if applicable;
  • applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria University of Wellington, must include a certified copy of those academic records from other institutions with this application. 

The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

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

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Izard Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship shall be awarded to a student who, in the year of tenure, will be enrolled for a Masters degree (solely by thesis) in any faculty apart from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Victoria University of Wellington

Must be enrolled for a Masters degree (solely by thesis) in any faculty apart from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Victoria University.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must submit a brief description of the research topic to be undertaken (one A4 page); a supporting statement from your proposed Supervisor to be forwarded directly to the Scholarships Office. Applicants other than those who have completed all their study at the New Zealand School of Music or Victoria University of Wellington must attach certified copies of transcripts from other institution. The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZ $ 1,500

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Ernest Marsden Scholarship in Physics

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Candidates must be enrolled or intending to enrol in a PhD or MSc in physics at Victoria University.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must ensure that the following documents are received with their application: a curriculum vitae with details of the applicant’s academic record and the name of at least one person who can act as a referee; a statement on the area of chemistry in which they wish to pursue research and how the research may be of potential benefit to the health and well-being of New Zealanders; a statement from an academic staff member within the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences commenting on the merit of the proposed programme of research and his/her willingness to act as Principal Supervisor of the programme. The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Approximately NZ $7,000(Subject to funds available)

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Wellington U3A Award

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

Selection criteria

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

Application details

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

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

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

Value of scholarship

94,590 a year

Application deadline

1 October 2018, 1 October 2019

Fuji Xerox Masters Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship shall be open to top students intending to do masters in computer science. Their proposed area of study should have commercial potential. They should be able to show evidence of some hardship preventing them from pursuing study.

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must submit one page research proposal. Candidates with tertiary qualifications from an institution other than Victoria University of wellington: applied for, or intend to apply for, admission to the Master’s programme. This may be done at the same time as applying for this scholarship; attach certified copies of academic transcripts, degrees and diplomas; and have requested referees to send the completed references directly to the scholarships office. The application form must be submitted to Scholarships Office, 10 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand.

Value details

NZ $25,000 to cover stipend and fees

Application deadline

31 October 2018, 31 October 2019

Hector Macaskill Memorial Scholarship in Children's Librarianship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholarship shall be open to candidates who:

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

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

Application details

Applicants for the scholarship must ensure that the following documents are received with their application: a detailed description of the research topic to be undertaken; a supporting statement from the Head of the School; applicants, other than those that have completed all their studies at Victoria University of Wellington, must include a certified copy of those academic records from other institution. The application must be submitted to Scholarship Manager, Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, Po Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

Value details

Determined annually

Application deadline

1 November 2018

PhD Scholarship - Archival Science/GLAM

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

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

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

Application details

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

Value details

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

Application deadline

1 November 2018

Victoria University of Wellington / Xiamen University Taught Postgraduate Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

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

Application details

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

Your application should include:

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

Value of scholarship

4,72,951 total value

Application deadline

1 December 2018, 1 December 2019

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