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Tongarewa Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2023

About the Scholarship:

Victoria University of Wellington is currently accepting applications for the Tongarewa Scholarship, which is partially funded and aimed at international students. This scholarship program is designed to recognize the university’s commitment to its international student population.

About Victoria University of Wellington:

Victoria University of Wellington, also known as Te Herenga Waka in Maori, is a public institution located in Wellington, New Zealand. Originally named Victoria University College, it was renamed to Victoria University of Wellington in 1961 when the University of New Zealand ceased to exist.


  • Scholarship Value: $5,000 or $10,000
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study Level: Masters and PhD
  • Host Institution: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Tongarewa Scholarship at the Victoria University of Wellington, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • International students who are paying full tuition fees.
  • Commencing their first year of an undergraduate program or beginning a postgraduate program.
  • Certain categories of students, such as those who have completed the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or Foundation Studies Programme, attended a secondary school in New Zealand, were Study International or Twinning students from one of the university’s partner universities abroad, or were enrolled in Victoria University of Wellington’s same degree program’s second year, are not eligible for this scholarship.

Required Documents:

Your online scholarship application must include the following supporting documentation:

  • A 500-word maximum personal statement detailing your academic ambitions, reasons for choosing Victoria University of Wellington, qualifications for the scholarship, leadership roles, and community/school involvement.
  • Academic transcripts and relevant evidence of qualifications.
  • A conditional or unconditional offer of admission from Victoria University of Wellington.

Application Procedure:

  • Complete an online application through this link.
  • Ensure that all required supporting materials, including references, are submitted by 4:30 p.m. on the application deadline day.


The application deadline for the Tongarewa Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington is September 1, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the specified deadline.

Additional Information:

Recipients of this scholarship may be required to participate in marketing initiatives to promote Victoria University of Wellington.

For further information or inquiries, you can contact the Scholarships and Ph.D. Admissions Office through the following:

Please visit the official website for more details.

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