Fehl Music Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

*See additional information

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 July 2019

1 July

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered


Selection criteria

• Students are selected on the basis of academic merit, future potential, commitment to music, and demonstrated financial need.
• Students must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
• Students must be enrolled full time in their second or third year of an undergraduate degree at the New Zealand School of Music.
• The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other award or grant as long as the terms of that award of grant permit.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

There are no conditions attached to the acceptance of this award, but students are expected to write a letter of thanks to the donor to show their appreciation.

How do students apply?

Applicants are required to:
- Complete the online application form which is available here.
- Provide evidence of financial need, e.g. Mystudylink including eligibility for Student Allowance, WINZ benefit.
- Attach a one-page personal statement to share your story, to explain what music means to you and your aims for a career in music.
- Applicants (other than those who have completed all of their study at the New Zealand School of Music) must include a certified copy of those academic records from other institutions.
- Provide a reference from an academic member of staff at the New Zealand School of Music.
Apply online

Decision makers

The scholarship will be awarded by Victoria University of Wellington upon the recommendation of a selection committee comprising of the Head of the New Zealand School of Music (or nominee), one member of academic staff from NZSM, as appointed by the Head of School, and one representative of the Fehl Trust. Victoria University of Wellington is not obliged to make an award in any year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.

History or background of award

This scholarship is designed to help support deserving New Zealand School of Music undergraduate students who are in financial need.

Additional information

*Up to the value of $7,500, subject to funds available. The scholarship will be paid in one instalment in the second semester.

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 April 2019.