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Victoria University of Wellington Kahotea Scholarship (School-leaver scholarships for outstanding achievements), New Zealand 2023

Application is now open for the Victoria University of Wellington Kahotea Scholarship (School-leaver scholarship for outstanding achievements). Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Victoria University of Wellington and Scholarship

Its Mori name is Te Herenga Waka. Wellington, New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington is a public university. It served as a founding institution for the University of New Zealand and was established in 1897 by an act of Parliament.

Although the university provides a wide range of other courses, it is best renowned for its programs in law, the humanities, and several scientific fields. All courses have open first-year enrollment, although some programs—like those in law, criminology, creative writing, architecture, and engineering—restrict enrollment in second years.

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Victoria was placed fourth in 2006 and third in 2003, but in both 2012 and 2018, it received the top overall research grade from the New Zealand Government’s Performance Based Research Fund exercise. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings, Victoria was ranked 215th out of the top 500 universities worldwide.

Special students are recognized with the Wellington Kahotea Scholarship. We support candidates who have excelled academically or who have made contributions to their communities through leadership, equity, or culture.

The scholarship package includes a three-year stipend as well as full housing expenses* in the first year at a Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington residence hall. The stipend for students who do not live in a University hall of residence may be distributed equally over the three years or may be weighted more heavily toward the first year.

Details about the Victoria University of Wellington Kahotea Scholarship (School-leaver Scholarships for outstanding achievements):

Scholarship Sponsor: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Scholarship Value: $35,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate

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

Benefits:

Over three years, the scholarship may be worth up to $35,000. 

Additional details:

  • The scholarship includes complete room and board* in a university residence hall for the first year of study, as well as a $5,000 stipend for three years, provided that the student remains enrolled full-time and maintains the required GPA. The first deposit (which includes the bond and other hall fees) is required when accepting an offer of housing and is not included in the total cost of accommodations. Early in February, the Scholarships Office will send the remaining amount straight to the resident hall.

Victoria University of Wellington 2024 Wellington Kahotea Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the Victoria University of Wellington 2024 Wellington Kahotea Scholarship (School-leaver Scholarships for outstanding achievements):

  • At the time of application, candidates must be New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, or international students who have completed at least two full years (i.e., Years 12 and 13) in a New Zealand secondary school.
  • The Wellington Tangiwai, the Wellington Totoweka, the Wellington Raukaraka, the Wellington Pakohe, the Wellington Kahurangi, or the Wellington Mana Pasifika Scholarship all have certain requirements and rules that applicants must adhere to to be considered.
  • For their first undergraduate degree at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington—applicants must intend to enroll full-time in the year after application.

Selection Process

The Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Undergraduate Scholarship Committee will make the choice.

When applying for a Wellington Tangiwai, Totoweka, Raukaraka, Pakohe, Kahurangi, and/or Mana Pasifika Scholarship, applicants are also automatically evaluated for a Kahotea Scholarship. Depending on the scholarship they apply for, scholarships will be given based on academic accomplishment as well as the areas of culture, community participation, leadership, or equity.

To be eligible, applicants must fulfill all requirements and rules for one of the Wellington Tangiwai, Wellington Totoweka, Wellington Raukaraka, Wellington Pakohe, Wellington Kahurangi, or Wellington Mana Pasifika Scholarships.

Required Documents

The Wellington Totoweka, the Wellington Raukaraka, the Wellington Pakohe, the Wellington Kahurangi, or the Wellington Mana Pasifika Scholarship particular references, endorsements, and paperwork must be submitted by the applicant for their application to be evaluated. For further details, please visit each scholarship’s page. There is no further evidence needed for applicants who choose the Wellington Tangiwai Scholarship alone.

Application Procedure for Victoria University of Wellington Kahotea Scholarship

On or before the deadline, a  completed online application must be submitted. Applications that are submitted late or incompletely won’t be approved. To be considered, the application must be submitted along with all necessary supporting materials (including references) by 4.30 p.m. on the deadline day. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: September 1, 2023

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other New Zealand scholarships here.

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