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?

When will my scholarship be paid?

What time do applications close?

How do I amend or change my application?

How will Massey communicate with me about my scholarship application?


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?

No, no applications will be accepted after the closing date, so you must apply for the scholarship before that date on the portal or prior to the weekend for PDF applications.

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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?

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.Depending on which scholarship you apply for, you will either be asked to upload this form when you submit your application or supply a copy. Each scholarship page will tell you which process you need to follow.

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

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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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WHAT TIME DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?

Applications close at midnight at the beginning of the closing date. So, for example, if applications close on 20 August, the closing time is midnight the evening of 19/20 August.

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HOW DO I AMEND OR CHANGE MY APPLICATION?

Your scholarship applications submitted through the student portal will be saved in the student portal system. When you log in you can update your application there.  If it was a hard copy submission please email scholarships@massey.ac.nz to discuss any changes or amendments.

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HOW WILL MASSEY COMMUNICATE WITH ME ABOUT MY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION?

All notifications to you about your submission will be communicated to you through the student portal. It is important that you check the portal regularly. HOWEVER if the scholarship required a hard copy form to be submitted we will use the contact details on that form to communicate with you.



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