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Trimester 2, 2020—Fees Scholarship

A fees scholarship is being offered by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scholarship, covering 100 percent of tuition fees, is available for undergraduate and postgraduate level study beginning in Trimester 2 to people whose work and life has been disrupted by the pandemic.

It covers Trimester 2 tuition fees and applies to either full or part time study beginning in Trimester 2 (subject to Fees Free eligibility—see below). Trimester 2 starts Monday 13 July 2020.

This offer is open to citizens or permanent residents who are residing in New Zealand and who meet one of the University’s admission types.

It is not available to current students of the University who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, current students are able to apply for hardship support which covers a range of circumstances including those due to COVID-19.

Professor Grant Guilford

We want to support people who have lost their job, been forced home from overseas or find themselves in changed circumstances. This is one of the ways we can support our communities at this time.

Professor Grant Guilford

Vice Chancellor

Transferring students

If you currently attend another university, you can transfer and receive the Trimester 2, 2020 Fees Scholarship.

Contact a Faculty office for course advice, degree planning and for information on admission requirements and transfer credit from other institutions.

Interested in this scholarship?

Register your interest in the Trimester 2, 2020 Fees Scholarship.

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Accommodation options in Trimester 2

Live where you study to enrich your university experience. Choose from catered halls of residence or a range of flats and apartments close to our three campuses in Kelburn and the heart of Wellington Central.

Accommodation options


The fees scholarship offer covers 100 percent of your tuition fees for Trimester 2, 2020 only. You will need to pay the Student Services Levy, Student Assistance Levy, and any course-related costs.

A student loan or allowance could help you with your course costs and living expenses. Go to StudyLink for more information.

Check your eligibility for Fees Free

If you have previously studied less than 60 points at a tertiary level, you may be eligible for the Fees Free scheme provided by the Tertiary Education Commission. If accepted for Fees Free study you will not qualify for the Trimester 2, 2020 Fees Scholarship as your costs will already be covered. Check your eligibility for Fees Free study before registering with us.

Steps to apply for a programme

  1. Check your admission type.
  2. Explore our subjects and programmes and choose a programme.
  3. Check you meet the entry requirements and prerequisites of your chosen programme.
  4. Choose the Trimester 2 courses you would like to study towards your programme.
  5. Apply to enrol—Trimester 2 applications are due 15 June 2020. Some postgraduate programmes may have different application dates.
  6. Check if you are eligible for a student loan and/or allowance.

Course delivery

In Trimester 2, the University will offer course-related, in-person lectures and seminars for many courses as well as offering in-person tutorials and other learning activities for a wider range of courses.

However, there will still be an option to take most courses fully online for students who are unable to come to campus.

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Student services and support

Find out about the wide range of support available to students. If you run into a problem, whatever it is, there’s someone to help.

Find out how we can help