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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.
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.
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.
No, as regulations and closing date are regularly updated. Latest and up-to-date information is available from Scholarships and Awards website.
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.
Many scholarships are only tenable for one year. Others are for the duration of the programme. Read the regulations carefully.
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.
For scholarships that close with the Scholarship Office, applications will be accepted until 4.00pm on the following Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Please view the Scholarships and Awards website, click on the Travel Awards on the left hand side.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Last updated on Wednesday 28 May 2014