Scholarships

If you achieve good results, you can apply for a scholarship to help you fund your studies.

Scholarships database

The Scholarships database is a comprehensive list of scholarships available to existing or potential Victoria University students. Application forms and regulations for scholarships administered by the University and a list of scholarships offered over the next 12 months can be downloaded from the database.

Postgraduate scholarships and awards

Postgraduate Scholarships Update

The Postgraduate Scholarships Update is a bulletin published monthly—it advises about postgraduate scholarships opportunities currently available both, internal and external.

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships

Applications for Victoria Doctoral Scholarships and for admission as a PhD student are completed in the same application process. There are three closing dates—1 March, 1 July and 1 November. The application form is available from the Faculty of Graduate Research website.

Victoria postgraduate scholarships and awards

Applicants for Victoria PhD and Master’s (by thesis) Scholarships should request that referees complete the Postgraduate Scholarship Referee form.

Visit the Scholarships database to find other scholarships that may be available to you as a postgraduate student.

International Students

International students can apply for many Victoria University scholarships. Information about scholarships and grants for international students is available on the Victoria International website.

Undergraduate scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available for first-year students.

Scholarships for school leavers

Applications have now closed for the 2014 Victoria Excellence and Victoria Achiever Scholarships.

Our two main scholarships for school leavers are the Victoria Excellence and Victoria Achiever Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to hundreds of first-year undergraduate students each year. Full regulations are available at the links below.

Victoria Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who have their NCEA Level 2 Certificate endorsed with Excellence, or equivalent (some conditions apply). In 2014 the majority of these scholarships will be awarded at $5,000. A small number of applicants will receive an additional $5,000 based on academic results.

Victoria Achiever Scholarships aim to encourage students who may otherwise be unable to attend Victoria University. All applicants must have their NCEA Level 2 Certificate endorsed with Merit or equivalent, and be from one or more of the following criteria: be of Māori or Pacific descent; have a disability; can demonstrate financial hardship; was educated at a decile 1–3 school. These scholarships are awarded competitively, by assessing the merits of each individual application. In 2014 the majority of these scholarships will be awarded at $5,000. A small number of applicants will receive an additional $5,000 based on academic results. 

Successful applicants for either of these scholarships will also be guaranteed an offer of a place in one of our Halls of Residence, provided an accommodation application is received by 1 October 2013. See Accommodation for more information.

Applicants should be intending to enrol full time in a Bachelor’s degree at Victoria University in 2014. The scholarship money is expected to be put towards tuition fees or Victoria Hall of Residence costs.

Award and Scholarship Winners

Visit the award and scholarship winners pages to view lists of recent recipients of Victoria scholarships.

Contact the Scholarships Office

If you have any questions, contact the Scholarships Office, email: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz

Sue O'Donnell

Manager—Scholarships and PhD Admissions

Alana Hamill

Doctoral Administrative Assistant and Scholarship Enquiries

Barry Lewis

Senior Scholarships Officer and PhD Admissions Administrator

Hariaty Abu Hassan

Scholarships Officer 

Emily Close

Awards and Financial Administrator 

Kaye McKinlay

Awards Administrator