Victoria University of Wellington Tongarewa Scholarship -New Zealand 2024

The Tongarewa Scholarship celebrate the University’s commitment to our international student community. We award a range of these scholarships to international students each year. This is a partial fee-based scholarship that will go towards tuition fees for one year of study. Applicants can be either entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Scholarships are awarded competitively on the basis of academic excellence. They apply to study in the year following application and will be credited to tuition fees. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to provide additional information to support their application. Recipients of these scholarships are guaranteed an offer of a place in one of our Halls of Residence, provided an accommodation application is received by University Accommodation Wellington by their deadline.

Founded in 1897, the University is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment that enables every member of our community to thrive. We hold equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our operations, including our teaching, learning, research, and engagement.


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree

Targeted Countries

  • International students


  • New Zealand


Same with programme


Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicant must be:

  • International students who are paying full international fees
  • Entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • Completed your secondary education at a New Zealand school
  • Completed the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or Foundation Studies Programme
  • Are a Study Abroad or Twinning student from one of our overseas partner universities
  • Are in your second year of study in the same degree programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • These scholarships are for partial fees. These scholarships will be credited to tuition fees after the final withdrawal date for the courses of the trimester the recipient(s) have been awarded for (roughly two weeks in to the trimester).
  • The value of the scholarship ranges from $5,000-$10,000

How to Apply for the Scholarship

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.

For further information please CLICK HERE to visit the official website

Application Deadline

August 1, 2024

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