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Tongarewa Scholarship in New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand offers the Tongarewa scholarship to international student. It is an annual and partial tuition fee based scholarship for international students in their first year of either undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at the university.

The scholarship is awarded totally on academic basis. Thus, only students with an excellent academic background will be awarded scholarship. The Scholarship will be paid towards tuition fees once you are fully enrolled at the University.

Level of Study: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Programme.

Number of Scholarship: 10 scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate recipient.

Eligible Country: International students

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Benefits of the Scholarship

The scholarship has a value cost of $5,000 or $10,000, in addition to accomodation that will be provided.


Applicants must be:

  • international students who are paying full international fees
  • entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree. Thus applicant must received an offer of admission from the university before applying for the scholarship.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • Completed your secondary education at a New Zealand school
  • Completed a prerequisite degree at Victoria University of Wellington (i.e. the English Proficiency Programme or Foundation Studies Programme)
  • Are a Study Abroad or Twinning student from one of the overseas partner universities
  • Are in your second or subsequent year of study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Application Procedure

Application for the scholarship is to completed online via the university website. All application must be submitted by 4:30 pm on the closing date, including the supporting documents and references.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2020 for Trimester 2 2020 entry, 1 September 2020 for Trimester 3 2020 entry and 30 November 2020 for Trimester 1 2021 entry.

Official Scholarship Website: Tongarewa Scholarship in New Zealand