School of Engineering and Computer Science Master’s by Thesis Scholarship

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 01 Nov 2021

Study Area(s): Engineering

Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Postgraduate

Closing Date(s): 1 March, 1 July and 1 November each year

Tenure: One year

Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students; Female

Number offered: Four

Value: Please see additional information


Description

These scholarships are available to Māori, Pasifika and women who wish to study a Master’s with a thesis component of 90 points or more, at the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington.


History

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier free environment that celebrates diversity. These scholarships are designed to encourage Māori, Pasifika and women in their leadership and academic excellence. The scholarships do this by providing financial support to students who wish to complete postgraduate research in a full-time, research-focussed Master's degree at the School of Engineering and Computer Science.


Eligibility

Applications are sought from those who are eligible at the time of application, or who will have become eligible by the start of Trimester 2 the following year, to enrol in a Master’s degree by thesis worth 90 points or more. In some cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree and will usually have the course code 591. Applicants undertaking a 180 point Master’s degree will not be eligible for this scholarship. Applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Bachelor or Honours degree or Master’s degree Part 1 demonstrating academic achievement equivalent to a First-Class Honours degree from a New Zealand University.


Criteria
  • Applicants must be intending to enrol full-time in a Master's degree by thesis worth 90 points or more, at the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants must belong to an Equity group (Māori/Pasifika/Women).
  • Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

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.

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Scholarship specific documentation
  • One page research proposal
  • Academic transcript
  • One academic reference
  • Evidence of leadership and contributions to the community

Selection process

The successful recipients will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and equity (Māori, Pasifika and women) by the Faculty of Engineering Research Committee.


Additional information

The scholarship comprises a $17,000 tax-free stipend, plus tuition fees for one year (domestic fees for the thesis component only). Fees will be paid directly to the University by the Scholarships Office.

The scholarship stipend will be paid to each scholarship recipient in monthly instalments. The first such payment will be made by the Scholarships Office as soon as practicable after confirmation of enrolment.

Approval for the co-tenure of this scholarship with other awards that total more than $6,000 must be sought from the Faculty of Engineering Research Committee. The co-tenure of other awards may result in a reduction in the value of the scholarship stipend.


Regulations and conditions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  • The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  • 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.
  • Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  • 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
    Phone0800 04 04 04


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