Tongarewa International Scholarship in New Zealand 2024/25

Introducing the Tongarewa International Scholarships at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

The Tongarewa International Scholarships exemplify our university’s dedication to fostering a vibrant and diverse international student community. These scholarships, valued at either $5,000 or $10,000, are awarded annually to exceptional international students, providing partial fee assistance towards tuition fees for one academic year. Whether you’re embarking on your undergraduate journey or pursuing postgraduate studies, these scholarships offer a unique opportunity to join our esteemed academic community at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Tongarewa International Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • International students paying full international fees
  • Entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or commencing a postgraduate degree program at Victoria University of Wellington

Applicants are ineligible if they have:

  • Completed secondary education at a New Zealand school
  • Completed the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or Foundation Studies Programme
  • Participated in the Study Abroad or Twinning programs from overseas partner universities
  • Previously completed the second year of study in the same degree program at Victoria University of Wellington

Application Process

Applicants must submit a completed online application by 4:30 pm on the closing date, along with all required supporting documentation, including references. The application typically opens one month before the closing date. For the Trimester 2, 2024 intake, the deadline is May 1, 2024, and for the Trimester 3, 2024 intake, the deadline is August 1, 2024.

Scholarship-specific documentation includes:

  • A personal statement (up to 500 words) detailing reasons for studying at Victoria University of Wellington, academic aspirations, merits for the scholarship, leadership roles, and involvement in school or community activities
  • Full transcripts and relevant documentation for the chosen qualification
  • An offer of place from Victoria University of Wellington (conditional or unconditional)

Selection Process

A panel comprising Wellington University International staff members will oversee the selection process.

Additional Information

  • The Tongarewa International Scholarships cover partial tuition fees and are credited after the final withdrawal date for the trimester courses.
  • Recipients must be fully enrolled in a full-year program within the scholarship criteria and tenure to receive payment.
  • The Scholarship cannot be deferred and may be held alongside other awards.
  • Recipients are expected to represent Victoria University of Wellington as ambassadors and participate in relevant events or marketing activities upon request.

Regulations and Conditions

  • All application materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.
  • Recipients must maintain satisfactory progress and inform the Scholarships Office of any withdrawal intentions.
  • The Deciding Authority reserves the right to modify terms and conditions in special circumstances or to prevent hardship for candidates.

Join us at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and seize the opportunity to pursue your academic aspirations with the support of the Tongarewa International Scholarships. Apply now and embark on an enriching educational journey in the heart of New Zealand’s vibrant capital city.

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