Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver

Scholarship Level: Postgraduate; Masters by coursework
Closing Date(s): Trimester 1: 1 February; Trimester 2: 1 June; Trimester 3: 1 October
Tenure: One year
Award for: International Students
Number offered: Varies
Value: Refer Additional information

Description

The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver is a 15%-20% reduction on the first year tuition fees available to international alumni paying international tuition fees returning for a full duration postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

History

The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver celebrates Victoria’s commitment to supporting our international student community. From 2020, the Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver offers international alumni (including Exchange and Study Abroad students) progressing to full-time postgraduate studies a discount of 15%-20% off tuition fees.

Eligibility

The fees waiver is open to any Victoria University of Wellington international alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study, Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme. Postgraduate Certificates, PhD and EPP students are not eligible to apply.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be a Victoria University of Wellington international alumni returning for a full-time postgraduate study by coursework or a Victoria University of Wellington Study Abroad and Exchange students returning for a full-time postgraduate study by coursework
  • Applicants must have an offer of place on a full-time postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington and must meet any academic and English language conditions attached to their offer as stated in their Offer of Place
  • Applicants must be classified as international fee-paying students paying the international tuition fee rate without other discounts, waivers and scholarships applied

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.

Apply online

Selection process

Successful recipients will be chosen by a selection panel from the Victoria International.

Additional information

  • A tuition fee discount of 20% for the first academic year of study (120 points) is awarded if applying within 12 months of completing an eligible Victoria University of Wellington programme
  • Study Abroad and Exchange student alumni who apply within 12 months of graduating from their home university are eligible for a 20% tuition fee discount
  • A tuition fee discount of 15% for the first academic year of study (120 points) is awarded if applying more than 12 months after completing an eligible Victoria University of Wellington programme

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Waiver will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-time postgraduate coursework programme within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the Waiver. The Waiver will not be applied until this condition is met.
  3. The discount is awarded for the first year of study up to 120 points only and is refunded against paid gross tuition fees upon enrolment.
  4. Where Victoria has agreed on discounted tuition fees with partner institutions, those students benefiting from these arrangements will not be eligible for this fees waiver.
  5. This waiver cannot be held in conjunction with any other scholarship from Victoria University of Wellington.
  6. Students in receipt of full funding from external sponsorship bodies will not be eligible for this waiver.
  7. Students applying through an agent are ineligible.
  8. The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards, discounts, and regulations at its sole discretion.

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