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Tongarewa Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington

Tongarewa Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 June/1 Sep/30 Nov 2022
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts 2022/23

Brief description:

The Victoria University of Wellington is making available the Tongarewa Scholarship to celebrate the University’s commitment to its international student community. Eligible applicants are those either entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.

Host Institution(s):

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Victoria University of Wellington

Level/Field(s) of study:

Bachelors degrees, Masters by Research degrees, or Masters by Coursework degrees in any subject

Number of Scholarships:

Up to 10 scholarships of NZ$10,000 for Bachelors and Masters degrees and up to 9 scholarships of NZ$5,000 for Masters degrees only.

Target group:

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International students from all over the world

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships range from NZ$5,000 to NZ$10,000. This is a partial fee-based scholarship that will be paid towards your tuition fees for 1 year of study.

Recipients of the Scholarship are guaranteed an offer of a place in the Halls of Residence, provided an accommodation application is received by the Accommodation Service by the required deadline.


Applicants must be commencing international students who are paying full international fees and are either entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree.

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Applicants should have received an offer of place from Victoria University of Wellington (conditional or unconditional).

Application instructions:

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To apply, you must submit a completed online application before the deadline.  The scholarship application deadlines are 1 June 2022 for (Trimester 2, 2022), 1 September 2022 (Trimester 3, 2022) and 30 November 2022 for (Trimester 1, 2023). Applications will normally open 1 month prior to the closing date.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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About  Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington  established in 1897 has 22,000 students. It is New Zealand’s capital city university, located in the geographic, political and cultural heart of the country. At Victoria University of Wellington, students join an outstanding academic community with a strong reputation for success.

It is well-known for her research intensity. Victoria University of Wellington is ranked first in New Zealand for research intensity*. We are ranked in the top 2% of the world’s universities, and in the top 1% of those universities in 20 subject areas. We are one of only 14 universities worldwide to hold the maximum Five Stars Plus overall QS Stars rating of excellence and five stars in each of the indicators.

Victoria University has over  30 undergraduate and over 130 postgraduate programmes, across 170 subjects as well as a comprehensive graduate research programme.

Why you should  consider studying at the Victoria University of Wellington

ULANZ reciprocal borrowing

Victoria University of Wellington graduates are eligible for alumni membership at ULANZ. As a  current student or staff member at most other universities in New Zealand, you can get reciprocal borrowing access through the ULANZ scheme

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The following New Zealand universities are members of ULANZ:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato

As an alumni member of the Library, you can:

  • use and borrow books, audio-visual material, and journals from the Library’s print collections
  • use our interloan service to get access to material from libraries around the world
  • get access to selected online resources —e-books, article databases, and more—from your computer at home.

VU block model

 Victoria University has won many awards for her VU Block model. Unlike the standard university model where students  you juggle multiple subjects at once in a semester, at VU, you get to concentrate  on one unit (subject) at a time. You complete each unit over a four-week ‘block’. As you finish your block on  Friday, you have your results the following Monday. You don’t have to wait till forever to receive your results. 

VU is the first university in Australia to introduce the Block Model, building on the proven successes of block programs at universities in Sweden, Canada and the US.

Since the inception of this learning model  in 2018, our students are performing better than ever before. In 2019, first-year pass rates were at 87% (up 13% on standard model) while for second year students, pass rates were at 90%. Beyond academic results, the immersive Block class environment develops your confidence and independence as a learner and problem-solver, preparing you for success in your future career.

The VU Block Model is offered to students in all years of our undergraduate higher education degrees and for post graduate courses following its success with undergraduate students.

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Flexible study options

Victoria University gives you the chance to study conveniently, whether you are combining study with a full-time job, balancing family life, or need to further your education to achieve career goals, we can help make study easy for you

You have the  opportunity to choose how, when and where you study.

Choose your hours: Most of our courses are offered full time or part time. Whichever study mode you choose, you will have the opportunity design your timetable to suit you.

E- learning: Courses at VU includes online real-time and self-paced classes, together with safe in-person learning, so that you can study uninterrupted by changing circumstances.

Hybrid learning: Some courses are a combination of on-campus (in person) and virtual study, this improves access and learning outcomes.

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