Postgraduate allowance

If you are a postgraduate student funded by a New Zealand Scholarship, you can get a contribution towards some of the costs of your thesis and research.

Postgraduate research allowance

If you are carrying out research which is a mandatory component of your qualification, and worth at least 90 credits, you can apply for up to $1000 towards research costs. You will apply for this in conjunction with your home-located research plan.

Postgraduate thesis allowance

The thesis allowance, for New Zealand Scholars only, is a contribution towards the cost of proofreading, printing and binding your Master’s or PhD research thesis—it may not necessarily cover all related expenses.

As well as the allowance, there is free support available at Victoria University of Wellington, including workshops and seminars run by Student Learning and the Faculty of Graduate Research.

New Zealand Scholarship Master’s students

You can get:

  • Up to $150 towards your printing and binding costs, paid to you with receipt of actual costs.
  • Up to 21 hours of proofreading.

New Zealand Scholarship PhD students

You can get:

  • Up to $330 towards your printing and binding costs, paid to you with receipt of actual costs.
  • Up to 33 hours of proofreading.

Applying for the allowance

To request your one-off allowance for printing and binding or to request proofreading, contact your International Student Officer (ISO) with a quote or your receipt.