Shafi Family Scholarship

Study Area(s): Engineering
Scholarship Level: Doctoral
Closing Date(s): 1 November
Tenure: One year
Award for: Students facing financial hardship
Number offered: One
Value: Up to $5000 towards fees (subject to funds available)

Description

This scholarship is for students, preferably from developing countries who are undertaking a PhD in Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington. The purpose is to encourage them by assisting in meeting their education costs. The scholarship is a contribution to tuition fees only.

History

This scholarship was established to assist and encourage students, preferably from developing countries who are undertaking a PhD in Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to students who have completed at least 2.5 years of their PhD studies but require more time to complete their thesis. Previous scholarship holders will be considered. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of an assessment of the student's ability to complete the thesis within the specified timeframe. First preference will be given to students from developing countries followed by those that can demonstrate clear financial hardship which could impact their ability to complete their studies.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be a current PhD student in Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 2.5 years of their PhD studies.
  • Preference will be given to applicants from developing countries followed by those who can demonstrate clear financial hardship which could impact their ability to complete their studies.

Application process

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.

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.

Apply online

Scholarship specific documentation

  • Proof of financial need
  • A report of progress to date
  • Two references (from supervisor and Head of School)

Selection process

The successful recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Engineering Research Committee.

Additional information

Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.

Regulations and conditions

  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 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557