Victoria University of Wellington Study Abroad Scholarship

Scholarship Level: Undergraduate (returning); Postgraduate
Closing Date(s): Two rounds per year: 31 May (for Trimester 2); 1 December (for Trimester 1)
Tenure: One year
Award for: International Students
Number offered: Up to 15 scholarships awarded each trimester
Value: The value of the scholarship is up to NZ$1,000 to each successful applicants as a one off payment towards the student's Study Abroad tuition fee.

Description

The scholarship is open to international students who plan to experience the New Zealand culture through a Study Abroad programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Successful applicants must be willing to participate in marketing activities to promote Study Abroad opportunities to students from their home countries while at Victoria University of Wellington. Holistic consideration is given to experiences, attributes, backgrounds and academic achievements.

Here is the link to the Study Abroad programme.

History

This scholarship offers financial assistance to international students who plan to experience the New Zealand culture through a Study Abroad programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to international students who plan to experience the New Zealand culture through a Study Abroad programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Successful applicants must be willing to participate in marketing activities to promote Study Abroad opportunities to students from their home countries while at Victoria University of Wellington.

Holistic consideration is given to experiences, attributes, backgrounds and academic achievements.

Criteria

  • Applicants must have applied to study abroad at Victoria University of Wellington as an international student and hold an Offer to study by the application deadline.
  • Applicants must hole a minimum GPA of 2.7 (out of 4)
  • Applicants must commence study in the trimester and year indicated in their offer of the scholarship.

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

  • An Offer of Place or evidence of a current application to Victoria University of Wellington
  • A copy of your CV
  • A copy of the photo ID page of applicant's passport
  • A motivational statement about how you think a Study Abroad experience in New Zealand will benefit you (personally, academically and professionally) and what you are excited about experiencing at Victoria

If you are a student from an underrepresented group within study abroad, include this information in your motivational statement. The University suggests that groups may include, but is not limited to, students of indigenous and minority backgrounds, low income and first generation tertiary students, mature students, LGBTQIA students, and students with disabilities.

Note: The motivational statement can be either written or in the form of a video, please see the requirements below:
- Written statements should be submitted as a PDF or Word Document and be no more than 300 words
- Video statements should no longer than 2 minutes, uploaded onto YouTube and the link submitted in your online application.

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected by the Assistant Vice-Chancellor International, Associate Director, International Business Development and Recruitment, Victoria International and the Regional Manager for North America, Victoria International (or nominees).

Additional information

The value of the scholarship is up to NZ$1,000 to each successful applicants as a one off payment towards the student's Study Abroad tuition fee.

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. This scholarship is available to students enrolling at Victoria on a Study Abroad programme for one or two trimesters. Domestic students and non-study abroad international students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  3. All offers of the scholarship will be conditional upon a recipient being fully enrolled in a study abroad the trimester following application. No payment of the scholarship will be made until this condition has been met.
  4. The scholarship cannot be deferred to a later trimester.
  5. All offers of the scholarship will be conditional upon a recipient holding a valid and current passport and correct New Zealand international student visa.
  6. Students agree to take part in up to five marketing activities to promote Study Abroad opportunities at Victoria.
  7. As brand ambassadors, students agree to represent Victoria positively.
  8. 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.
  9. Students who withdraw from their studies at Victoria before the end of their planned study abroad period may be required to reimburse the scholarship funds. Recipients who withdraw during their study abroad are required to notify the Scholarships Office of their withdrawal.
  10. Recipients must comply with University regulations and may have their scholarship withdrawn if they fail to maintain satisfactory progress and good standing as stipulated by the University or if they are suspended from the University.
  11. Recipients may have their scholarship withdrawn if they fail to comply with the conditions of acceptance of the scholarship.
  12. Recipients must gain international admission to their programme of study and fully enrol as international students.
  13. The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards. It is the recipient’s responsibility to ensure they are able to hold the scholarship in conjunction with any additional awards/scholarships according to the terms and conditions of these.

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

Victoria International Study Abroad programme