Our Pacific masters scholarship provides one year of personal support valued at $20,000 for students completing the research component of a master’s degree. Additionally, a $1,000 Tufungatika allowance for mentoring costs and tuition fees is available. Students may come from any discipline, as long as their proposed research links to health and good health outcomes for Pacific peoples.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you'll need to be a New Zealand citizen or hold residency in New Zealand, and be of indigenous Pacific descent. Usually, successful applicants will be enrolled full-time for a master’s degree, however, we will consider applications from students enrolled part-time. If you haven't yet enrolled for your proposed course of study, but are intending to do so, you can still apply - in this case, any scholarship that you may receive will be conditional on your successful enrolment.
During the tenure of the scholarship, your only activity must be the conduct of research and the preparation of a thesis or dissertation. If you're undertaking courses involving the completion of papers only, you won't be eligible for this scholarship.
Firstly, you'll need to register your intention to submit an application for this scholarship. Registration must be completed online via HRC Gateway. Following registration, you'll need to submit a full application online via HRC Gateway using the application form below.
Got a question?
If you have a question about this scholarship, please email our Manager Māori Health Research, Ms Le-Shan Pomana-Wesley, or phone 09 303 5205.
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