Massey University Masterate Scholarship

Masterate Scholarships and Masterate Scholarships for Maori Students are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University.

The number of Masterate Scholarships awarded each year is discretionary and will be contingent on available funding.

Up to two Masterate Scholarships for Maori Students will be awarded each year.

The Massey University Scholarships Committee reserves the right to refrain from making an award if applicants are not of sufficient merit.


  • The scholarships are open to persons who are enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time for the thesis research component of their Masters degree at Massey University.
  • The research component must be 90 - 120 credits (this may comprise two research papers studied in consecutive semesters that constitute a single project overall).
  • A full-time candidate will be expected to work 40 - 50 hours per week on their Masterate qualification.
  • Part-time applicants are not eligible.
  • Consideration will normally only be given to students with a GPA of 6.5 or better (on a 9 point scale), or a B+ average or better in graduate level papers.

    Every scholarship shall be tenable at Massey University for a maximum period of 12 months devoted to full-time research

    Except as otherwise provided in these regulations, every applicant shall, during the tenure of the scholarship, be enrolled as a full-time student of Massey University and shall pursue at Massey University an approved programme of research approved by the relevant Massey University College Academic Director for the Master's degree.

    Applicants intending to pursue part of the approved programme of research at a university or other approved institution overseas are required to inform the Scholarships Committee in writing of the intended overseas study period, with a statement of support for this plan by their supervisor.

    Payments to applicants who proceed overseas will be made in New Zealand currency into a New Zealand bank account.

    Deadline: 1st July and 1st October

    For more information and application, visit: Massey University Masterate Scholarship Website