Scholarship detail

Victoria Fulbright Masters Scholarship


$15,000 stipend A maximum $25,000 fees

Tenure of award:

One year

Closing dates for applications:

01 October 2018
01 October 2019

Number of awards offered:

One per annum

History or background of award

For the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Victoria University of Wellington, the University offers one scholarship to a Fulbright US Graduate Scholar.

Purpose of award

Victoria University offers one scholarship per year to a Fulbright US Graduate Scholar about to commence the second year of a full-time, research-focussed Master's degree.

Selection criteria

Applicants would normally be expected to Master's degree Part 1 demonstrating academic achievement equivalent to a First-Class Honours degree from a New Zealand University. The scholarship will be awarded on academic merit. Only those Fulbright US Graduate Scholars about to commence the second year of a full-time, research-focussed Master's degree enrolled solely for a 90 point thesis or above are eligible to apply. In most cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master's degree and will usually have the course code 591.

How do students apply?

On the application form available link or directly from Fulbright NZ
Application Form

Decision makers

Victoria University Scholarships Committee, a sub-committee of the University Research Council.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

In early December of the year of application.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Scholarship applicants must have contacted directly the School in which they wish to enrol so that their research proposal and the feasibility of supervision can be assessed. Enrolling as a Masters student and applying for a Victoria Masters Scholarship are two separate processes. The holding of Victoria Fulbright Masters Scholarship is conditional upon the scholarship recipient gaining enrolment as a Masters student.

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