Tongarewa Scholarship 2024 for International Students at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Research Scholarship in Different Fields
  • New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Apply Before : September 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 146798
  • Degree BachelorMasterPH.DResearch
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSNot Required
  • Fields of study Verious Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Victoria University of Wellington awards a range of scholarships called the “Tongarewa Scholarship” to exceptional international students each year to exhibit its commitment to its international student community. The scholarships are partially fee-based and cover students’ tuition fees while entering an undergraduate or postgraduate course for the first year.

Scholarships are granted through a competitive process focusing on academic excellence. The awarded scholarships are applicable for the academic year following the application and will be deducted from tuition fees. Shortlisted candidates should complete additional information to strengthen their application. Successful scholarship recipients will get a place in one of the University’s Halls of Residence, provided they submit their accommodation application to University Accommodation Wellington before the specified deadline.

Details of Scholarship

Application deadlines:

  • 1 June 2024 (For Trimester 2)
  • 1 September 2024 (For Trimester 3)

Note: Applications should be submitted by 4:30 pm on the deadlines above.

Host Country: New Zealand

Duration of Study: 1 year

Number of Scholarships: Varies

Study Levels:  Master’s Research; Master’s by coursework; All postgraduate; First-year students; School leaver

Benefits of the Tongarewa Scholarship

The scholarship value is 5000-10,000 NZ$ toward tuition fees.

In addition, scholarship awardees will be guaranteed an offer of a place in one of the university’s Halls of Residence and accommodation if they submit an accommodation application by the effective deadline.

Eligibility Criteria for Tongarewa Scholarship

  • International students who have the full fee-paying status are eligible to apply (fees covered by the scholarship)
  • Students should be entering a degree for the first time at the university.

Applicants are ineligible if they:

  • Completed their secondary education at a New Zealand school
  • Undertook the English Proficiency Programme or Foundation Studies Programme
  • Are a Study Abroad or Twinning student from one of its overseas partner universities
  • They are in their second year of study in the same course at the Victoria University of Wellington

Selection process

Scholarships are awarded because of the applicant’s academic merit and potential. Applicants chosen may be asked to provide further documents in support of their application.

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How to Apply for the Tongarewa Scholarship?

Application is online, and applicants may submit a completed online application along with applicable supporting documents. The application normally opens one month before the closing date per each intake.


Apply Online for Trimester 2



Apply Online for Trimester 3

Application documentation

  • A personal statement (500 words or less) detailing why you wish to study at Victoria University of Wellington, your academic goals, and why you are suitable for the Scholarship. In addition, you should include any leadership positions and information about your involvement in your school or community.
  • Full academic transcripts and other relevant educational qualification documents.
  • An offer of letter from Victoria University of Wellington (conditional or unconditional).

For more details about the Tongarewa Scholarship, please visit the university’s official website. Or, contact the Scholarships and Ph.D. Admissions Office via:

Phone: 0800 04 04 04


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