College of Humanities and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

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Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 December 2021

Number of awards offered

subject to the approval by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Executive Group.

Purpose of award

The aim of the Massey University College of Humanities and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarships, (“the Scholarship”) is to attract highly capable new international students with demonstrated academic excellence to study full time in a College of Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

Selection criteria

1.Applicants must be new to Massey University. Students completing a Foundation programme at the Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE), Massey University, will be considered as a new student.
2.The recipient must meet all programme admission requirements.
3.The recipient must be enrolled in an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate programme (excluding PhD) offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
4.Recipients must be enrolled as “internal” students (who take courses delivered by either Internal or Block mode).
5.Continuation of the scholarship payment is subject to the recipient remaining in an eligible programme, and maintaining the required Grade Point Average (GPA) after the first and subsequent years.
6.For the purpose of this scholarship, the academic merit is assessed as an admissions Grade Point Average, determined by Massey University.
7.Applicants who are already enrolled in a Massey University partner institution’s articulation programme are not eligible for this Scholarship.
8.Applicants who are seeking advanced standing or credit transfer (but who are not part of a Massey University articulation programme) are eligible to apply for this Scholarship.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients must be full-fee-paying international students, who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia. (If, during the tenure of an award, a recipient’s immigration status changes so that he or she is no longer a full-fee paying international student and thereby obtains a partial refund of academic fees from the University, the award will be withdrawn).

How do students apply?

Please make sure you have also applied for your academic programme at Massey University before submitting the application form. For more information go to
Application Form

Additional information

The Scholarship is valued at NZD $5,000 for each 120 credits enrolled, for the total credit value of the Programme.
• Undergraduate Programme maximum: NZD $20,000 (4-year programme)
• Postgraduate Programme maximum: NZD $10,000 (2-year programme)

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

Massey University
Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
0800 62 77 39


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.