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Tongarewa Scholarship 2021 at Victoria University of Wellington For International Students - New Zealand

The Victoria University of Wellington is making available the Tongarewa Scholarship to celebrate the University’s commitment to its international student community. 

Eligible applicants are those either entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.

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About Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington (M?ori: Te Herenga Waka) is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament, and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. The university is well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses. Entry to all courses at first year is open, and entry to second year in some programmes (e.g. law, criminology, creative writing, architecture, engineering) is restricted. Victoria had the highes... read more


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Victoria University of Wellington Tongarewa Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Victoria University of Wellington Tongarewa Scholarship

The scholarships range from NZ$5,000 to NZ$10,000. This is a partial fee-based scholarship that will be paid towards your tuition fees for 1 year of study.

Recipients of the Scholarship are guaranteed an offer of a place in the Halls of Residence, provided an accommodation application is received by the Accommodation Service by the required deadline.

Additional information

The Scholarship is a partial fees scholarship. Up to 10 scholarships of NZ$10,000 will be available to both undergraduate and postgraduate recipients and up to 9 scholarships of NZ$5,000 will be available to postgraduate recipients only. The Scholarship will be paid towards tuition fees once you are fully enrolled at the University.


Requirements for Victoria University of Wellington Tongarewa Scholarship Qualification

Applicants must be:

  • international students who are paying full international fees
  • entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • completed your secondary education at a New Zealand school
  • completed the English Proficiency Programme or Foundation Studies Programme
  • are a Study Abroad or Twinning student from one of our overseas partner universities
  • are in your second year of study in the same degree programme at Victoria University of Wellington

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Documents Required for Application

The following documentation must be provided as part of your online scholarship application:

  • A personal statement of up to 500 words outlining why you wish to study at Victoria University of Wellington, your academic goals and why you merit the Scholarship. You should also include any leadership positions and details of your involvement in your school or community.
  • Full transcripts and other documentation relevant to the qualification type.
  • An offer of place from Victoria University of Wellington (conditional or unconditional).


Application Deadline

June 1, 2021


How to Apply

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
  3. To apply for the Tongarewa Scholarship for Trimester 2, 2021 by 1 June, click on this link: Apply online
  4. To apply for the Tongarewa Scholarship for Trimester 3, 2021 by 1 Sept, click on this link: Apply online

For more details, visit Victoria University of Wellington website



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