Angelo South Pacific Postgraduate Scholarship in Law

Study Area(s): Law
Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Postgraduate; Masters by coursework
Closing Date(s): 1 November
Tenure: Up to one academic year
Number offered: One annually in each category (subject to funds available)
Value: Please see additional information

Description

This scholarship was established in recognition of the long standing professional relationship between Professor Tony Angelo, of the Victoria University Law Faculty, and the countries of the South Pacific. In particular, the scholarship recognises his close involvement with the development of academic legal studies at the University of the South Pacific and the long standing commitment of the Victoria University Law Faculty to the South Pacific.

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to Law graduates from the Pacific Islands with a first class academic record, who plan to undertake, or are currently undertaking, a Master's degree at the Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty (either by thesis or by course work), or a Postgraduate Diploma. Applicants should be planning on a legal career in academic service, or in government or community service. Priority will be given to applicants living in the Pacific Islands but Pacific students resident in New Zealand may also be considered.

The scholarship may also be awarded to third or fourth year students of the Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty who wish to enrol for a trimester at the Law Faculty of the University of the South Pacific. This award may be made in the same year as the award above.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be Law graduates from the Pacific Islands with a first class academic record, who plan to undertake, or are currently undertaking, a Master's degree at the Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty (either by thesis or by course work), or a Postgraduate Diploma.
  • Applicants should be planning on a legal career in academic service, or in government or community service.
  • For applicants who wish to enrol for a trimester at the Law Faculty of the University of the South Pacific, they must be in their third or fourth year studies at Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty.

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Scholarship specific documentation

  • A personal statement outlining applicant's personal qualities and potential to contribute to the future of Law profession
  • A CV

Selection process

The successful recipient will be selected by a panel of appropriate staff from the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington.

Victoria University of Wellington students wishing to apply for study at the University of the South Pacific should contact Professor Tony Angelo, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington directly to discuss.

Additional information

Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.

The scholarship covers one return economy class airfare and fees (whether at international or domestic level) for the LLM or Postgraduate Diploma. For the Victoria University of Wellington third or fourth year student intending to undertake one trimester at the University of the South Pacific, the value of the scholarship is one return economy airfare to Wellington.

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557