Massey University Travel Abroad Bursary

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Closing date: 28/02/2020   

Study or research abroad

Level of study

The purpose of the Bursary is to provide financial assistance to full time postgraduate research students who require a short term (up to 6 months) period of study or research abroad in the following categories:

Seminars, workshops or courses

Conferences, if attendee is presenting a paper

Cooperative research with researchers abroad

Research or fieldwork at facilities not available in New Zealand (e.g. research institutes, libraries etc.)

Value and tenure
The value of the Bursary shall be up to a total value of $2,000 with the amount determined each year from the interest earned on the capital fund.

The scholarship is tenable for one year. 

Typical number on offer
Typically one scholarship will be awarded per year 

Applicants must be:
New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents
enrolled full-time at Massey University in a postgraduate programme
of good standing in a postgraduate degree programme.

Selection criteria
The bursary is awarded on the following:
academic merit
strength of the proposed research (well-defined, achievable within the time stipulated, etc.)
potential benefit of the proposed research abroad to the student's research programme
the student's ability to represent New Zealand and Massey University positively.

In making a recommendation for this award the Scholarships Committee may take into account other scholarships, bursaries and awards held by the candidates, with a view to achieving a fair distribution of monies among qualifying candidates

Selection panel
The bursary is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee.

Conditions of the bursary
Funding is intended to contribute to the costs but is not intended to cover all expenses. Funding can be used to cover travel, accommodation, registration fees, and/or research costs.

The bursary shall be paid in one payment at an appropriate time on receipt of confirmation of travel arrangements

The bursary may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as these permit co-tenure. 

In recommending the award of a bursary the selection committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicant with a view to achieving a reasonable distribution of available monies among qualifying candidates.

The Committee may decline to award any scholarships in any year if there are no applicants of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

At the discretion of the University all, or part, of the annual interest may be reinvested in order to maintain the value of the capital fund or the value of the award for subsequent years.

Closing date
28 February

Scholarship application

Current students

Log in to the student portal. Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.

Prospective students

You must complete the admission process before you can apply for a scholarship. Read the section for Prospective students on our How to apply page.

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