Victoria International Excellence Scholarships

Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year
Closing Date(s): 10 November
Tenure: Three years.
Award for: International Students
Number offered: Scholarships will be competitive on the basis of academic merit.
Value: $20,000 over three years

Description

Scholarships will be competitive on the basis of academic merit. The majority of these scholarships will be awarded at $20,000 over three years of study (see below for details).

History

The purpose of the Victoria International Excellence Scholarship ("the Scholarship") is to recruit high-achieving undergraduate international students currently studying in New Zealand to Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies.

Eligibility

Applicants must: * Be international students who have completed at least one full year (ie. their Year 12 year) at a New Zealand secondary school * Enrol full time in the applicant's first year of their first undergraduate degree * Complete NCEA Level 2 or 3 with Excellence or equivalent

Criteria

TBC

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

Selection process

All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon a recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme of at least 120 points by the start of Trimester 1 the year following application. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition has been met.

Applicants will be notified after the application deadline (10 November) whether they have been awarded the scholarship.

Additional information

All recipients of the Victoria International Excellence Scholarships are guaranteed an offer of a place in one of our Halls of Residence,provided an accommodation application is received by the Accommodation Service by 1 October.

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