MPI UnderGraduate Scholarship in Quantitative Marine Biology

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What does the scholarship get me?

$5,000 each

Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 November 2022

30th of November each year

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered

Up to six

Purpose of award

The Ministry of Primary Industries wishes to support the study of mathematics/statistics and marine biology at the undergraduate level.

Selection criteria

Up to Six scholarships ($5,000 each) will be available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, to support the final year of an undergraduate degree.
Students will be eligible to apply if their degree will include:
• a minimum of 1 statistics or mathematics course in 2nd year, and
• 2 statistics or mathematics courses, as well as a marine biology course in 3rd year.

Applicants with an applied quantitative background will be favoured.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Progress reports must be provided.

How do students apply?

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The intent is to allocate scholarships prior to Christmas each year. Scholarships when awarded will be paid out in two lump sums, one at the start of the semester and the following at the start of semester two dependent on acceptable grades having been received.

Decision makers

The final allocation decision to be made by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

History or background of award

The Ministry for Primary Industries wishes to encourage the pursuit of joint mathematics/statistics and marine biology degrees at the undergraduate level.

Additional information

The Ministry hopes to form an ongoing relationship with the scholarship recipients in order to promote the progression of these students to the postgraduate level. This may include gathering all scholarship recipients together to talk about their future prospects. The form of this relationship building is yet to be finalised.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Victoria University of Wellington


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in December 2020.