Scholarships

There are dozens of scholarships available for international students at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Featured scholarships

New Zealand International Student Grant 2021/2022

The New Zealand International Student Grant supports new international students currently onshore in New Zealand to study at Victoria University of Wellington. This grant is available for all eligible students beginning their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in 2021 or 2022, and offers undergraduate students $10,000 NZD (equally distributed over the first two years), and postgraduate students $5,000 NZD (for the first year of study).

Tongarewa Scholarship

The Tongarewa Scholarship celebrates the University's commitment to our international student community. Each year we award a range of these scholarships, worth $5,000 or $10,000, to international students entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate degree at Victoria University of Wellington.

Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver

The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver is available to Victoria University of Wellington international alumni transferring to a full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate programme, including study abroad students and those returning for a full duration postgraduate programme. Eligible students receive a 15–20% reduction on their first year tuition fees.

Latin American Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Latin American Academic Achievement Scholarship awards $5,000 for fees to Latin American students who want to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at our university.

Study Abroad Scholarship

The Victoria University of Wellington Study Abroad Scholarship is open to international students who plan to experience New Zealand culture through the Study Abroad programme at Victoria University of Wellington. The scholarship awards NZ$1,000 to each successful applicant as a one off payment towards the student's Study Abroad tuition fee.

Scholarships for graduating New Zealand high school students

There are several scholarships available for students who are graduating from New Zealand high schools:

Wellington International Excellence Scholarship

The Wellington International Excellence Scholarship awards $20,000 over three years to high-achieving undergraduate international students currently studying in New Zealand and continuing their study at Victoria University of Wellington.

New Zealand International School Leaver Grant

The New Zealand International School Leaver Grant awards $2,000 to cover fees, and is intended for undergraduate international students currently studying at a secondary school in New Zealand who are continuing their study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Wellington Tangiwai Scholarship

The Wellington Tangiwai Scholarship is for graduating high school students in New Zealand who are continuing their studies at Victoria University of Wellington. The scholarship awards up to 600 students who meet academic and leadership criteria $5,000 to help cover accommodation and living costs.

Wellington Kahotea Scholarship

The Wellington Kahotea Scholarship is for graduating high school students in New Zealand who are continuing their studies at Victoria University of Wellington. The scholarship awards a select few students up to $35,000 over three years, to fully cover accommodation and provide a stipend.

Postgraduate scholarships

Master of Engineering Practice paid industry or research project

All international students in the Master of Engineering Practice programme undertake a paid industry or research project. International students will receive NZ$10,000 for this part of the programme, which is part of the final trimester of study. The project involves either working in an industry setting or conducting industry-focused research at the University.

Master of Engineering Practice
Duration: 12 months
Paid industry or research project: NZ$10,000 (only applied to final trimester of study).

Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship

The Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship is available to eligible international students pursuing the Master of Drug Discovery and Development, and offers $15,000 towards tuition fees.

Automatic Master’s scholarships

The below Master's degrees provide NZ$10,000 towards tuition fees for all international students who meet the entry requirements. These are 180-point taught Master's programmes with a duration of one to one and a half years.

Master of Conservation Biology
Fees scholarship: NZ$10,000

Master of International Trade
Fees scholarship: NZ$10,000

Master of Marine Conservation
Fees scholarship: NZ$10,000

Faculty of Law International Students LLM Fee Scholarship

The Faculty of Law International Students LLM Fee Scholarship is to assist with the high costs for international students associated with the Master of Laws (LLM) degree.

Explore our scholarships database for more postgraduate scholarships.

New Zealand Scholarships programme

Students from eligible countries, including Commonwealth countries, can apply for fully funded study at Victoria University of Wellington through the New Zealand Scholarships programme. This programme is open to students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Receiving a scholarship from Victoria University of Wellington not only made my dream [of studying abroad] come true but also brought me to beautiful New Zealand.
Linh Tong - BA in  International Relations and Linguistics

Linh Tong

Graduate, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Linguistics

Scholarships database

Search our scholarships database to find scholarships you can apply for. You can narrow your search to scholarships for international students.

It's likely you are eligible for other scholarships as well. Always check the criteria closely—you’re eligible to apply for all scholarships that do not specify that you would be ineligible.

Application forms are found through the database.