Victoria Master’s Scholarship for International Students in New Zealand, 2014

"Victoria University of Wellington"

"Victoria University of Wellington"Victoria University of Wellington offers Master’s [by thesis] scholarships for international students in New Zealand. Victoria University of Wellington offered 30 scholarships, consisting of a $15,000 stipend, plus domestic fees.

Scholarship Description:

For the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Victoria, the University offers scholarships to students about to commence a full-time, research-focused Master’s degree.

Over thirty scholarships shall be offered, consisting of a $15,000 stipend, plus domestic fees. International students, other than those from Australia will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic fee.

Study Subject:

Scholarships are offered for studying any one of the courses offered by the Victoria University of Wellington.

Purpose of Scholarship:

To encourage research at Master’s level at Victoria university. Only those students enrolled solely for a 90 point thesis or above are eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria:

Only those students enrolled solely for a 90 point thesis or above are eligible to apply. In some cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree and will usually have the course code 591. Students who are enrolled in Master’s degree programs that have thesis or research components of less than 90 points, or who elect not to enroll for the solely by thesis option, but instead enroll in taught courses, internships, performance, portfolio, practicum, or other program options, are eligible to apply for the Victoria Graduate Scholarships. Creative Writing candidates are eligible to apply for the Master’s [by thesis] Scholarship.

Scholarship value: $15,000 plus domestic tuition fees.

How to apply?

Applications for these scholarships must be made on the forms obtainable from the top of this page or from the Scholarships Office.
Referees statements: A template form for referees is available from this link -please make this available to your referees. Reference statements should be submitted directly to the Scholarships Office by the referees. This may be by email only if they are sent from a verifiable institutional email address.

It is important that you submit ONLY the documentation requested on the application form available from the link above, additional information will not be circulated to selection panels. Application forms and supporting documents should be sent to:

Scholarships Office
Research Office
10 Kelburn Parade
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington, New Zealand

Scholarship applicants must contact directly the School in which they wish to enroll so that their research proposal and the feasibility of supervision can be assessed. Enrolling as a Master’s student and applying for a Victoria Master’s Scholarship are two separate processes. The holding of Victoria Master’s Scholarship is conditional upon the scholarship recipient gaining enrollment as a Master’s student.

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. Applicants whose degree has been conferred at any university other than a New Zealand University will be considered in two categories:

Category 1 – applicants from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany or Australia must supply an original or certified copy of their university transcript.

Category 2 – applicants from any other country must have their transcript verified and assessed with a course by course evaluation by one of the below educational evaluators:

  • Educational Credential Evaluators
  • National Recognition Information Centre [UK]

Application Deadline:

  • Friday 01 November 2013 for 2013
  • Saturday 01 November 2014 for 2014

For Further Information: Victoria Master’s Scholarship for International Students


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