Massey University Undergraduate Scholarship

For new students enrolling at Massey University who are undertaking university study for the first time

Scholarship overview

Status: Closed

Key facts

Value: $5,000
Duration: Three years' duration
Number available: Up to 60 awards
Type of study: Undergraduate

Application dates

Applications open: 10 July 2023
Closing date: 10 October 2023


Eligibility restrictions: New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Who we're looking for

We're looking for candidates who are enrolling in university study for the first time. You will demonstrate excellence in study, work, community, or other areas of your life.

What you'll be studying

These are undergraduate scholarships. You will be enrolling in university study for the first time.

Eligibility criteria

You must be:

  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • undertaking your first university qualification

Application checklist

Include the following with your application:

  • a personal statement on why you have decided to commence tertiary study and your goals and objectives for tertiary study
  • evidence of excellence in study, work, leadership and other factors relevant to your tertiary study goals and that demonstrates potential to excel. For example, professional references, community engagement, school awards
  • a character reference. This can be from a teacher, community member, minister, Kaumātua, employer or other
  • a personal statement indicating any characteristics, including cultural identity, individual background and experience, which may support equitable awarding
  • your CV
  • high school results (optional)

Selection considerations

When choosing our recipients we will consider your personal factors, evidence of excellence in study, work or community as well as your character. These scholarships are designed to acknowledge excellence and enable equitable access to study for all students new to Massey undergraduate study.

Māori have distinct status as tangata whenua.

Massey recognises other groups of learners where there is a need to improve equity outcomes, including

  • Pacific students
  • Students with physical, learning or sensory disabilities
  • Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Students from refugee backgrounds
  • Students who may be underrepresented because of barriers to access and success

These scholarships are also designed to support students who may be studying at tertiary for the first time as

  • first in their family to attend university
  • part of a career change or re-skilling