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Wellington Public Sector Scholarship for Trimester 2, 2024

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is offering a fees scholarship to those in the Wellington region affected by public sector restructuring, and who want to transform their careers with further study at graduate or postgraduate level.

The scholarship will contribute to tuition fees for courses towards one of our qualifications shown below. You’ll need to take the courses during Trimester 2, 2024, which starts on 8 July. You can study either full or part time.

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As Aotearoa New Zealand’s capital city university, we recognise the impact the changes to the public sector are having on our city as a whole and on the people who live here.

Professor Nic Smith


You’re eligible to apply if you:

  • are a current or recent (fixed-term or permanent) public servant whose role has been disestablished,
  • are a citizen or permanent resident living in the Wellington region,
  • are not currently enrolled and studying at the University,
  • meet the entry requirements for the qualification you’d like to study, chosen from the selected qualifications below,
  • and have completed an application to study in Trimester 2, 2024.

See the scholarship regulations and conditions for more information on eligibility, and supporting documentation you’ll need to supply.

Interested in this scholarship?

How to apply

  • You need to complete both an admission application for your chosen qualification, and an application for the scholarship.
  • You can complete both applications online, via our student portal, Pūaha.
  • Once you’re signed into Pūaha, go to ‘My applications’ to complete both your admission and scholarship applications.
  • You’ll need to provide proof of employment in the public sector, and evidence that your employment has ended (or is ending) due to your role being disestablished.

The closing date for Wellington Public Sector Scholarship applications is Thursday 20 June 2024, or when funding limits are reached (whichever comes first).

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Qualifications that you can start on a Wellington Public Sector Scholarship

Most of our qualifications can be started either full or part time in Trimester 2. Some are designed to be started in Trimester 1 though, so for these qualifications, starting in Trimester 2 may mean you need to start your study part time, or that it will take longer to achieve your qualification.




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