Wednesday, December 8

New Zealand scholarship opportunity for young Asean leaders


VICTORIA University of Wellington is offering five undergraduate scholarships to students from the Asean region for study next year.

Known as the Asean Undergraduate Tuition Fees Scholarship, the scholarship covers tuition fees for the

first year of study for an undergraduate degree commencing in 2017.

Victoria International director Julia Innocente-Jones said the bond between Victoria University of Wellington and the Asean region has grown over many years.

“The purpose of the scholarship is to promote educational opportunities for young Asean students who have an excellent academic record and leadership potential,” she said.

Applicants must be under the age of 23 on Dec 31, 2016 and students must begin their study at Victoria in either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2, 2017.

Victoria is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious universities, and has an established tradition of

excellence in research-based teaching across seven faculties: Architecture and Design; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Law; Science and the Victoria Business School.

Ranked first by New Zealand’s government for research quality, Victoria’s reputation attracts exceptional staff and students from around the world.

In the 2016 QS World University Rankings, Victoria ranked in the top 100 universities in nine subjects including Accounting and Finance, Law, History, Linguistics and Psychology.

Victoria is also home to the Victoria Business School, one of an elite group of 73 business schools worldwide that holds the ‘Triple Crown’ of international accreditations of European Foundation for Management Development Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – Business, and Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Victoria is part of the vibrant, dynamic and bustling Wellington community, and takes advantage of its capital city status with unique links to the business, science, creative arts and public sectors.

Applications for the Asean Undergraduate Tuition Fees scholarship are now open and will be accepted until Oct 31.

Further information, eligibility criteria and the application form can be found at

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