Victoria Business School & AVC (Pasifika) Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 December 2020

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The purpose of the Scholarships is to incentivise and encourage more Pasifika students into the full range of business, economics and public sector disciplines at Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection criteria

Students are to be nominated by the Pasifika Business Network. Students must have University Entrance. The scholarships will be awarded to Pasifika students who have submitted or are in the process of submitting an application to study at the Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington.

Applicants must have University Entrance.
Applicants must have submitted or are in the process of submitting an application to study at the Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Payment of the scholarship is subject to receipt of confirmation of enrolment in a Victoria Business School programme of study.

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.
Online Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

All applicants will be advised by letter of the outcome of their application. Successful applicants will receive notification by letter and will be officially awarded the scholarship at an event to be advised.

Decision makers

Scholarships will be awarded by joint decision by the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika)and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Victoria Business School or nominated representatives.
The basis of selection will be:
* Achievement in NCEA,
* Confirmation of acceptance into a programme of study at the Victoria Business School
• A reference from a teacher or senior community member
• A one page statement on why you wish to pursue business, economics and public sector disciplines (a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Tourism Management), and what you aspire to do upon completion of your degree
• The recipient will also be required to participate in promoting this scholarship at specific University events.

History or background of award

These Scholarships have been established by Victoria Business School and the Assistant Vice- Chancellor (Pasifika) for two Year 13 Pasifika students (one male and one female).

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

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4 463 5557


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 September 2020.