Scholarships/Awards Frequently Asked Questions

What Scholarships can I apply for?

What Scholarships are available to help to pay my course fees/living costs?

What can I use the money for when I receive a scholarship?

Are international students eligible for scholarships?

Do you have an Awards/Scholarships Handbook?

How many scholarships can I receive?

Is a scholarship for the duration of my programme of study?

Will receiving a scholarship affect my student allowance/student loan?

If the closing date for a scholarship falls at the weekend will applications be accepted on the following Monday?

Will late applications be accepted?

What grades do I need to get for a scholarship?

Once my Massey Doctoral Scholarship is finished, are there any funds that I can apply for, for the remainder of the programme?

Are there funds for going to conferences that I can apply for?

Can I have copies of documents from previous scholarship applications to put with a new scholarship application?

What do I need to include in my personal statement?

What kind of references do I need to supply?

Should I send the applications in a folder?

When will my scholarship be paid?


What Scholarships can I apply for?

Please view the Scholarships and Awards website. Further assistance is available by contacting Massey Contact via email or telephone 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739).

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What Scholarships are available to help to pay my course fees/living costs:

Most scholarships are paid directly to the recipient's bank account and can be used in any way the recipient wishes, however, it is expected they will first be used for course related costs.

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What can I use the money for when I receive a scholarship?

Most scholarships are expected to be used for course related costs. Some are specific to how they can be used, i.e. tuition fees. Read the regulations carefully.

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Are international students eligible for scholarships?

The majority of scholarships are open for New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only. However, there are some scholarships also offered to International students, including Massey University Doctoral and Masterate Research Scholarships. Please check the International website for a list of these scholarships.

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Do you have an Awards/Scholarships Handbook?

No, as regulations and closing date are regularly updated. Latest and up-to-date information is available from Scholarships and Awards website.

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How many scholarships can I receive?

This depends on the regulations of the particular scholarship you receive. Some restrict the holder to not being able to hold any other scholarship. Read the regulations carefully.

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Is a scholarship for the duration of my programme of study?

Many scholarships are only tenable for one year. Others are for the duration of the programme. Read the regulations carefully.

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Will receiving a scholarship affect my student allowance/student loan?

Most scholarships should not affect a student allowance unless it is of large value, so check with StudyLink. Scholarships will not affect a student loan.

 

If the closing date for a Scholarship falls at the weekend will applications be accepted on the following Monday?

For scholarships that close with the Scholarship Office, applications will be accepted until 4.00pm on the following Monday.

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Will late applications be accepted?

Applications must reach the Scholarships Office by the closing date. Scholarships require a large amount of administration following the closing date and the Scholarships Office often has a very short timeframe between closing and sending the applications to the Selection Committee.

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What grades do I need to get for a scholarship?

This varies from scholarship to scholarship, please read the regulations carefully. Generally, scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and bursaries may take hardship and extracurricular activities into account.

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Once my Massey Doctoral Scholarship is finished, are there any other funds that I can apply for, for the remainder of the programme?

Extensions to the Doctoral Scholarship are not granted beyond the three years. Students may find College specific funding although this generally does not pay for living costs.

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Are there funds for going to conferences that I can apply for?

Please view the Scholarships and Awards website, click on the Travel Awards on the left hand side.

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Can I have copies of documents from previous scholarship applications to put with a new scholarship application?

No. The Scholarships Office only keep unsuccessful applications for three months. Although the Scholarships Office keep successful applications for two years, these applications are archived off campus and are not available to access for such requests.

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What do I need to include in my personal statement?

Many application forms indicate what information is required under 'Personal Statement'. Read the eligibility and/or criteria for selection carefully to understand what the selection committee is looking for. If you are applying for a hardship bursary, please provide a summary of your circumstances. This information is what the Selection Committee use as a basis for award.

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What kind of references do I need to supply?

Read the regulations and application form carefully, some scholarships do not require references, others will ask for academic and/or personal references, or a reference from a specific person, e.g. coach. Send a copy of the regulations to your referee/s so the reference can be written with a particular focus.

If applying for several scholarships, please ask your referee to write the relevant scholarship name on each reference.

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Should I send the application in a folder?

All applications should be sent as pdf to the Scholarships Office, if sending as hardcopy please do not bind or place in folders. Colour pages /photographs can be used if sent as pdf, if sent as hardcopy, they will not be copied in colour for the Committee. Applications should be A4 sized, and single sided. Preferably send as pdf, otherwise paperclip your hardcopy application together and if you must use a staple please ensure there is only one staple in the top left hand corner.

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When will my scholarship be paid?

Please read your letter carefully as this information is included in your letter of offer. We cannot give a specific date for payment as payments are reliant on many factors.

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