Scholarships

There are dozens of scholarships available for international students at Victoria University of Wellington.

Scholarships for academic excellence

International students can apply for two Victoria International scholarships that reward academic excellence. All students can apply for the NZ$5,000 and NZ$10,000 Victoria Tongarewa Scholarship. Students who have studied for at least one full year at a New Zealand secondary school can apply for the NZ$20,000 Victoria International Excellence Scholarship.

Featured scholarships

Automatic $10,000 fees waiver Masters’ scholarship

The below programmes will have automatic NZ$10,000 scholarships for all international students who meet the course entry requirements.

Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation
Duration: 12 months
Entry: B in a related Bachelor's degree

Master of Conservation Biology
Duration: 12 months
Entry: B+ in a related Bachelor's degree

Master of International Trade
Duration: 12 months
Entry: B in any Bachelor's degree

Master of Engineering Practice
Duration: 12 months
Entry: B+ in a related Bachelor's degree

Creative Practice scholarships

Creative Practice scholarships are available for international students. Students don’t need to make a formal application for these scholarships because assessment is based on merit once we receive your application. Successful applicants for scholarships will be notified with an Offer of Place.

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)
Duration: 12 months.
Entry: Related Bachelor’s degree.

More featured international scholarships

Scholarships database

Search our scholarships database to find scholarships you can apply for. You can narrow your search to scholarships for international students.

It's likely you're eligible for other scholarships as well. Always check the criteria before you rule out an award—you're eligible to apply for all scholarships that do not specify that you would be ineligible.

Application forms are found through the database.

Find information for students studying at Victoria University of Wellington on a New Zealand Scholarship.

If you have any questions, contact the Scholarships Office.