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Fully Funded Annette E. Black MA Scholarship in History at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand for 2023

Victoria University of Wellington is now accepting applications for its fully-funded Annette E. Black MA Scholarship in History.

About Victoria University of Wellington and Scholarship

In Wellington, New Zealand, there is a public institution called Victoria University of Wellington (Mori: Te Herenga Waka). It was a constituent institution of the University of New Zealand and was created in 1897 by an act of parliament.

The institution provides a wide variety of additional courses in addition to its well-regarded programs in law, the humanities, and several scientific fields. All first-year courses are accessible to enrollment, however, some programs (including those in law, criminology, creative writing, architecture, and engineering) have restrictions on second-year enrollment.


Victoria, which was placed fourth in 2006 and third in 2003, received the top overall research grade from the New Zealand Government’s Performance Based Research Fund in both 2012 and 2018. According to the QS World University Rankings (2020), Victoria is placed 215th out of the top 500 institutions in the world.

On the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s coronation, Victoria University of Wellington, then known as Victoria University College, was established and given her name. Victoria University College was the institution’s initial name, but after the University of New Zealand dissolved in 1961, Victoria (or “Vic”) changed its name to Victoria University of Wellington and started awarding its degrees.

The university announced that it will buy the abandoned Gordon Wilson Flats from Housing New Zealand in September 2014. The purchasing price was later discovered to have exceeded NZD 6 million. Due to the site’s closeness to the college in Kelburn and the opportunity it offered to connect Ghuznee St. and the Terrace to the campus, the university purchased it.

For Masters’s degrees in the study of history, the Annette E. Black MA Scholarship is available. This scholarship, whose Full Funding value is $25,000 per year, is being provided by the Victoria University of Wellington. To apply for this award, you must be a citizen.

In honor of Annette Black, her friends kindly donated this fellowship to encourage and assist students who choose to continue postgraduate studies in History at Victoria University of Wellington. An MA in history with a thesis on “Nineteenth-Century Society and the Reform of the Endowed Grammar Schools, 1805-1874” was awarded to Annette by Victoria University of Wellington in 1970.

In 1965, she received a BA (Hons) in history from the university. She then returned to school and obtained both a 1975 Diploma in Educational Studies and a 1990 MBA. Throughout her extraordinarily fruitful career, Annette held a variety of significant posts for the New Zealand Law Society. For her work to enhance legal education, she was honored in 2015 when she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Details about Annette E. Black MA Scholarship in History at Victoria University of Wellington:

Scholarship Sponsor:  Friends of Annette Black/Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Scholarship Value: $25,000

Number of awards: One

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Annette E. Black MA Scholarship in History –¬†Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Annette E. Black MA Scholarship in History at the Victoria University of Wellington:

  • The applicant must be enrolled full-time in a Master’s by Thesis program at Victoria University of Wellington or intend to do so.
  • History must be the applicant’s major.

Note: Academic merit will be used to determine selection. If several candidates are equally qualified, consideration may be given to applicants who are from significant rural regions.

Required Documents for Scholarship:

  • A brief explanation of the prospective research endeavor and preferred field of study.
  • A reference for academics.

Application Procedure for Annette E. Black MA Scholarship in History

Through Community Force, all scholarship applications are submitted. On the closing date, a full online application must be submitted by 4.30 p.m. Applications that are submitted late or in part won’t be approved. The application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date together with any necessary supporting materials (including references).

Please Note: Typically, applications will be available one month before the deadline. If there isn’t a link to the application below, check the website later, closer to the deadline. If you have any questions, get in touch with the admissions office. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: 01 November 2023

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