Victoria University of Wellington is pleased to announce that six undergraduate scholarships are available to students from the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region for 2015.
The Asean Undergraduate Tuition Fees scholarships provide an opportunity for young Asean students with an excellent academic record and leadership potential to pursue undergraduate study at a top New Zealand university.
One of last year’s scholarship recipients is Sarah Koo Zhi Ern, from Malaysia, who is now in her second year of a Bachelor of Laws. One of the reasons she applied to Victoria was the reputation of the Faculty of Law, currently ranked in the top 50 in the world, in the most recent QS rankings. Being awarded the scholarship made her choice easy and she hasn’t looked back since. Sarah has just completed working at Chapman Tripp after being selected for their highly sought-after Winter Clerk Programme.
Sarah believes her success comes down to balance, “have fun, but don’t neglect your studies,” she says. Sarah winds down by enjoying Wellington’s beautiful scenery, the waterfront being one of her favourite spots. Sarah is also grateful for the good friends she has made since arriving and says she likes studying at Victoria because of its culture, “there’s an art gallery on campus which is really cool.” Another aspect of Wellington she enjoys is that the city is compact and easy to get from place to place.
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 among New Zealand universities by the New Zealand Government’s ranking of research quality, Victoria’s reputation attracts exceptional staff and students from around the world. The education model that Victoria offers emphasises creative and critical thought, communication, leadership and heightened world knowledge – a Victoria degree is a world class degree.
The Asean Undergraduate Tuition Fees scholarship is open to students from the Asean region and covers the tuition fees for the first year of study for an undergraduate degree beginning in 2015. Applicants must be under the age of 23 on Dec. 31, 2014 and students can begin their study at Victoria in either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2 of 2015.
“Victoria has welcomed top students from the Asean region for more than 50 years, and we look forward to welcoming more students in 2015, the year in which New Zealand celebrates 40 years of diplomatic relations with the Asean region” says Professor Roberto Rabel, Pro Vice-Chancellor International.
Applications are now open and will be accepted until Oct. 31. Further information, eligibility criteria and the application form can be found at: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/international/planning/scholarships.aspx
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