Scholarship detail

Tu Horomata Scholarships


$12,500 Masters by thesis Up to $5,000 Honours Up to $5,000 Masters by coursework

Tenure of award:

One year

Closing dates for applications:

1 April & 1 October every year.

Number of awards offered:

up to 10

History or background of award

Targeted Māori scholarships are available for full-time study at postgraduate level for students with high academic potential. These scholarships are known as Tū Horomata Scholarships (Horomata means pure or excellent) and are funded by Victoria University’s equity funding.

Purpose of award

The purpose of the scholarships is to increase retention and completion rates of Māori at Masters level or to encourage Māori into higher education and into subject areas where Māori are under-represented.

Selection criteria

Selection for all Tu Horomata scholarships will be based on:

• the student's academic record
• support for the intended research within the School/Faculty in the form of a reference statement
• the relevance of the intended research project to the interests of Māori and/or
• whether the research is in area where Māori are under represented

How do students apply?

An online application is now available from the link below:
Apply online

Additional information

This fund scholarship is designed to encourage current Victoria University students to continue on to postgraduate study, therefore, students must be enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington in the year of application.

Decision makers

The DVC (Māori) will appoint a panel to select recipients.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Scholarships Office will notify successful recipients within a month of the closing date.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients of the full award are expected to sign the Victoria Postgraduate Scholarship contract.

Who else has information about this award?

Office of DVC (Māori).

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