Victoria Graduate Award

Scholarship Level: Postgraduate; Honours; Masters by coursework
Closing Date(s): 1 November
Tenure: One year
Number offered: Varies
Value: Contribution to tuition fees up to the value of $5,000. International students will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic tuition fee.

Description

The Victoria Graduate Award encourages undergraduate students to proceed to graduate study and to research degrees. The University offers Victoria Graduate Awards to domestic and international students intending to embark upon an Honours degree or a Master's degree Part 1.

Eligibility

Applicants are expected to have achieved a minimum A grade average (GPA 8.0) at 300-level or above however, the number offered are based on the funds available determining the final minimum GPA requirement in any one year.

All offers of the scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient completing all pre-requsite cource requirements and being fully enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington in a full-year programme by the start of Trimester 1 in the following year in at least 90 points of coursework in either; an Honours degree; or a Master's degree taken via coursework with at least 90 points at 500  level and a thesis/research component of less than 90 points.

These scholarships are not available for post experience or vocational Master's degree, such as the MBA, MIM or MIS, not to Honours students undertaking or intending to undertake an undergraduate programme such as LLB (Hons) or BE (Hons). Postgraduate Diploma study will only be considered if it is recognised as Part 1 of a two year Master's course.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be fully enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington in a full-year programme by the start of Trimester 1 in the following year of application, in at least 90 points of coursework in either; an Honours degree; or a Master's degree taken via coursework with at least 90 points at 500 level and a thesis/research component of less than 90 points.

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.

Selection process

Selection will be made by the Victoria University Scholarship Committee.

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 scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient completing all pre-requsite cource requirements and being fully enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington in a full-year programme by the start of Trimester 1 in the following year in at least 90 points of coursework in either; an Honours degree; or a Master's degree taken via coursework with at least 90 points at 500  level and a thesis/research component of less than 90 points. No payment of the scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The date of commencement for the scholarship is normally be no later that the fifteenth day of March in the year following the year of application. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The scholarships are a contribution to domestic tuition fees only whilst studying at Victoria University of Wellington and are not available for field trips or exchanges.
  5. The scholarship is tenable at Victoria University of Wellington for a period of one calendar year. If the course of study spans two years the applicant must apply for the award for each calendar year.
  6. Recipients are required to accept their offer of scholarship within fours weeks of the offer after which the scholarship offer will lapse.
  7. Subject to the approval of the Victoria University Scholarship Committee, the scholarship may be held with any other scholarship or award for which the holder is eligible, with the exception of any Victoria University of Wellington funded fees remission.
  8. The Victoria University Scholarship Committee may at any time suspend or terminate a scholarship, or require the forfeiture of such proportion of the scholarship emolument as it may determine, if the scholarship recipient is not diligently pursuing their programme of study, has violated the University Statute on Conduct, or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded.
  9. 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