Awards and scholarships

Explore the awards and scholarships available to students in the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dean's list

The Dean’s List is published annually to recognise excellence in academic achievement for those students enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

To find more information about the policy, including the criteria students need to meet to be considered for inclusion in the Dean's List, see the Dean's List Policy.

WFHSS Dean's List for 2020


A wide range of scholarships and awards are available for students studying at Victoria University of Wellington, including those which consider financial hardship.

For details of current scholarships and information on how and when to apply, visit the University’s Scholarships page. There are also a number of undergraduate and postgraduate prizes available.

Summer research scholarships

Summer research scholarships offer a unique opportunity for students to gain experience in research over the summer trimester. Each scholarship gives a student the experience of working with established researchers on a specified project and an insight into what studying for a research degree entails.