Scholarship detail

VUW Equity Grants For Students From Refugee Backgrounds


Up to $2000

Tenure of award:

One year.

Closing dates for applications:

9th February 2018

Number of awards offered:

Minimum of two grants per year.

History or background of award

The grants are funded from the Student Assistance Scheme, and were established in 2012.

Purpose of award

These grants are to assist students from refugee backgrounds who experience financial challenges to undertaking study at Victoria University.

Selection criteria

* Open to all new and returning students enrolled in a degree programme at Victoria University.

How do students apply?

Applicants must submit a completed 'Application Form' outlining details of their situation and provide financial evidence as outlined in the form.
Application Form

Additional information

The Grants are intended to assist with ongoing costs related to study. They are not intended for tuition fees. The student is expected to be claiming all other available funding; ie Student Loan.

Decision makers

The Grants are administered by Financial Support and Advice, Student Academic Services.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Short listed candidates may be contacted for a brief interview.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Grants will be awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic commitment and progress.
* Factors taken into consideration when assessing financial need could include - high course costs, high transport costs, medical conditions or a disability preventing part-time work, family to support in New Zealand or overseas, any other relevant circumstances.

Who else has information about this award?

By post:
Student Finance Advisers
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington

In person:
Student Finance Advisers office
Kelburn Campus: Student Finance Reception, Hunter Building, ground floor.
Pipitea Campus: Student Services Reception, Mezzanine Floor, Rutherford House.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557