Scholarships and awards

Discover your potential by applying for one of the scholarships and awards on offer for students studying in the Faculty of Science.

Dean's list

The Dean’s List is published annually by each Faculty to recognise excellence in academic achievement for those students enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme at Te Herenga Waka—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.


There are many scholarships available for students. The Scholarships Database lists all available scholarships with criteria, value, tenure and closing dates. Most application forms can be downloaded from this database. For best results when searching the database, keep the search terms broad.

Individual Schools administer some scholarships.

Summer research scholarships

The Summer Scholars Scheme offers a unique opportunity for students to gain experience in research and get an insight into what studying for a research degree entails. Each scholarship gives a student the experience of working with established researchers on a specified project.

Find out more about the summer research projects available at the Faculty of Science.

2022/2023 Summer Research Scholarship applications are now closed.