Dean of Arts Master’s Thesis Scholarships

A Scholarship to support New Zealand citizens and permanent residents enrolling full-time or part-time in a thesis or research portfolio in either an MA, MLitt, MPP, MCTS, MCW or MTheol.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Thesis study for MA, MLitt, MPP, MCTS, MCW or MTheol in the Faculty of Arts
Opening date: 13 December
Closing date: 30 January
Tenure: Up to one year of full-time study (or equivalent)
For: Financial support
Number on offer: Up to three
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $3,000

The Scholarships were established in 2015 and are funded by donors to the Faculty of Arts Annual Appeal.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support students undertaking a research thesis or portfolio for an approved Master’s degree in the Faculty of Arts.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.