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

Featured scholarships

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.

Automatic Master’s scholarships

The below Master's degrees provide NZ$10,000 or NZ$17,500 towards tuition fees for all international students who meet the entry requirements. These are 180-point taught Master's programmes with a duration of 1 to 1.5 years.

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

Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation
Fees scholarship: NZ$10,000

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

Master of Marine Conservation
Fees scholarship: NZ$17,500

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) scholarships

Creative Practice scholarships are available for international students who specialise in Theatre or Film. Students don’t need to make a formal application for these scholarships—assessment is based on merit once we receive your application. Successful applicants for scholarships will be notified with their Offer of Place.

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)
Duration: 12 months.
Entry: Related Bachelor’s degree.
Scholarships: NZ$5,000–$15,000 (for Theatre or Film)

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.

More featured international scholarships

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.