Saturday, February 7, 2015

Scholarships undergraduate international students at Victoria University

Below are the many International scholarships available to qualifying international students:



Unfortunately there are not many funding sources for students pursuing undergraduate study. Outside of the scholarships listed below (which only cover a limited number of countries) it is recommended you try to secure private funding from companies or sponsors in your home country.

International Student Achievement Scholarship

 

For currently enrolled undergraduate international students at Victoria, we offer a scholarship valued at $5000. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership and/or engagement with the community. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and reward excellence and engagement of currently enrolled international students who have a strong academic record and leadership potential. More details can be found on the application form. Applications close on 1 November. How to apply
Applications are now open and must be received by Victoria University by 1 November 2014. Further information and the application form can be downloaded here:
International Student Achievement Scholarship
Application Form

New Zealand Development Scholarship - Public Category (NZDS Public)

 

This scholarship opportunity is offered to people from selected developing countries by NZAID, the New Zealand government's international aid and development agency. Both undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships are available. The scholarship covers tuition fees, return airfare, basic living allowance, health care insurance and an arrival allowance.
A list of the eligible countries from which people may apply and the relevant nominating authority in your home country can be found at the NZAID website.
How to apply
Applicants should direct all communications to their relevant home country office and not to the university as the university does not administer the NZDS Public Category Scholarship.
NZAID website

Education New Zealand $15,000 Study Abroad Scholarship

 

Go Overseas and Education New Zealand officially announced their partnership in
offering one $15,000 NZD scholarship to study abroad in New Zealand for a semester.
Award:
  1. NZ $15,000 towards a study abroad programme at a New Zealand university
  2. Round-trip airfare of up to NZ $2,000 covered by STA Travel
More information here

* It is anticipated that this scholarship will be repeated in 2016.

How to apply
Applicants must meet below criteria:
  1. Open to US citizens and legal residents
  2. Must have applied to participate in an official Study Abroad programme New Zealand university for one or two semesters/trimesters
  3. Applicants must be 18 years old or over
  4. Open to undergraduate and graduate students for studies commencing anytime in 2015 (winter, summer or J-Term)
For more information, please visit:
Go Overseas Study Abroad


Education New Zealand IIE Generation Study Abroad Awards

 

Award:
  1. Awards of US$2,000 available for airfares
  2. Awards of US$500 available towards studies

*It is anticipated that these awards will be repeated in 2016.


How to apply
Deadlines:
  1. 1 December 2014 for study in Spring 2015
  2. 30 April 2015 for study in Fall 2015
Eligibility:
  1. US citizen or hold US Resident status
  2. Enrolled in Sophomore year or above at a tertiary institution in the USA
  3. Must have applied to participate in an official Study Abroad programme New Zealand university for one or two semesters/trimesters
  4. 18 years+ at the time of application
  5. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in tertiary studies to date
For more information:
StudyinNewZealand www.enz.govt.nz/scholarships

New Zealand Development Scholarship - Public Category (NZDS Public)

This scholarship opportunity is offered to people from selected developing countries by NZAID, the New Zealand government's international aid and development agency. Both undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships are available. The scholarship covers tuition fees, return airfare, basic living allowance, health care insurance and an arrival allowance.
A list of the eligible countries from which people may apply and the relevant nominating authority in your home country can be found at the NZAID website.
How to apply
Applicants should direct all communications to their relevant home country office and not to the university as the university does not administer the NZDS Public Category Scholarship.
NZAID website

New Zealand Development Scholarship - Open Category (NZDS Open)

 

This scholarship opportunity is offered to people from selected developing countries by NZAID, the New Zealand government's international aid and development agency. The scholarship funds postgraduate study in areas identified as priority development sectors in the applicant's home country. It covers tuition fees, return airfare, basic living allowance, health care insurance and an arrival allowance.
A list of the eligible countries from which people may apply can be found in the NZAID website.
How to apply
Candidates from countries that need to apply via their nearest NZ embassy OR a management contractor should check the relevant country information sheet to ascertain close-off dates for applications.
For more information and an application form please email VUW-NZAID@vuw.ac.nz.


Commonwealth Scholarships

These scholarships are open to citizens of Commonwealth countries wishing to undertake postgraduate study at a New Zealand university. The purpose of this scheme is to enrich the intellectual life of the Commonwealth by encouraging the participation of each country's most promising scholars in the educational opportunities available to them. Scholars from developing Commonwealth countries are funded by NZAID, and scholars from Canada or the United Kingdom are funded by their New Zealand host university. Scholars funded by NZAID must be studying topics of developmental relevance to their home country.
The scholarship covers tuition fees, return airfare, basic living allowance, health insurance and some other study related costs. On completion of their studies scholars will be expected to return home to make a significant contribution to the development of their country.
How to apply
Application must be made to a nominating agency in the candidates home country. More information on the application process can be found at www.csfp-online.org or contact Universities New Zealand at scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz

Victoria PhD Scholarships

Victoria University offers an extensive scholarship program for PhD candidates. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and/or research experience and publication record. How to apply
In order to apply for this scholarship, you must apply for a PhD programme at the same time. For more details visit the Faculty of Graduate Research website.

Victoria Master's Scholarship

This scholarship is available for research focused Master's degrees. Only those students enrolled solely for a 120 point thesis are eligible to apply. In some cases this will be Part 2 of a two year Master's degree.
The Scholarship pays $15,000.00 stipend plus NZ domestic fees (internationals students have to pay the balance of international fees themselves).
How to apply
For more details visit webpage or email Scholarships-Office@vuw.ac.nz.


VUW Graduate Awards

This is available to Honours students and students working on their Master's by coursework. The Graduate Awards pay NZ domestic tuition fees (international students pay the balance of international fees themselves). How to apply
For more details visit webpage or email Scholarships-Office@vuw.ac.nz.

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships - NZIDRS (PhD only)

Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the NZIDR Scholarships are open to international students from all countries (including Australia) wishing to undertake doctoral research at a New Zealand University.
Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded each year. Selection is based on academic merit. For eligibility, scholarship value, selection process, and other details including application forms please visit the New Zealand Educated website.
How to apply
For ANY questions relating to this scholarship contact New Zealand Educated (NOT Victoria University of Wellington as we do not administer this scholarship).
Please note that the application period closes on 15 July
annually.
NB: International PhD students only pay domestic fees.


LEARN Fellowships

The LEARN co-funded PhD Scholarship will provide a stipend for a PhD student from a developing country to benefit from having supervision from a researcher based at a institution in New Zealand. The Scholarship is for a maximum of three years duration and the student can be enrolled in a PhD programme in their home country or at a New Zealand Institution to receive the Scholarship.
For eligibility, scholarship value, selection process and other details including application forms, please visit: LEARN Scholarships
How to apply
For ANY questions relating to this scholarship, contact LEARN Scholarships (NOT Victoria University of Wellington as we do not administer this scholarship).


Other VUW Scholarships

Any other scholarships available through the university can be found by going to the scholarships database page on the main VUW website. Click in the 'Related Websites' box on the right hand side of your screen on 'Scholarships Database'. In the personal characteristics section (third dropdown box) chose 'international students'.
It is important to note that these are smaller value scholarships and usually for already enrolled students.

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