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School of Veterinary Sciences Masterate in Veterinary Pathology

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Closing date: 01/09/2020   

Veterinary Students studying Veterinary Pathology

Level of Study

To encourage veterinary graduates who plan a career in Veterinary Pathology to undertake university postgraduate study in this field.

Tenure and Value
The value of the scholarship will be a stipend of $39,764 per annum for two years. In addition to the stipend, the scholarship shall cover tuition fees for a Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS) programme or a Master of Veterinary Science.
The scholarship will be paid in monthly instalments.

Typical number on offer

Applicants must:
•be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia
•hold a BVSc degree registrable in New Zealand
•qualify for enrolment as a candidate for the degree of Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS)

Selection criteria
In determining the suitability of a candidate for the scholarship, the Selection Committee shall take into consideration the candidate’s experience, previous internships or other evidence of interest in pursuing a residency, academic record, the referees’ comments and any other relevant information that has been provided. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.

Selection Committee
The scholarship shall be awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the SoVS and Veterinary Pathology staff selection committee.

Conditions of the Scholarship
The scholarship shall be tenable at Massey University, Palmerston North.
The scholar will be a resident in Veterinary Pathology within the School of Veterinary Science.
The scholar will be expected to develop expertise in Veterinary Pathology in preparation for seeking specialist-level qualification (e.g. Membership or Fellowship training program of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, or Diplomate training for the appropriate American or European College), to gain experience in tertiary education by providing clinical instruction in Veterinary Pathology, and to gain experience in their discipline by being involved in the clinical and/or roster activities of the School of Veterinary Science.
Every scholar shall be required to devote the whole time during the tenure of the Scholarship to the educational and research programme, and to providing practical and lecture instruction.
The scholar will be expected to undertake coursework (120 credits) and research (60 credits) within the School of Veterinary Science. The academic programme will assist with preparation towards the American College of Veterinary Pathologists Board Certification
The scholar shall not undertake any additional paid employment, except by the consent of the Head of the School of Veterinary Science.
The School of Veterinary Science does not guarantee that the scholar will be given employment at the termination of this Scholarship.

Every person who wishes to be considered for the scholarship should apply on the application form provided.
The application form should be accompanied by:

A certified copy of birth certificate and proof of New Zealand Citizenship or permanent residency.
A certified copy of the candidate’s academic record (only if study has been undertaken at a university other than Massey University).
A statement outlining your past and present extracurricular activities, and any other particulars that may prove useful to the selection committee.
A statement of proposed future occupation

Candidates should ask two persons to forward referees’ reports on the candidate’s qualifications and abilities directly and confidentially to the Scholarships Office, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, or email to:

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Fernanda Castillo-Alcala ( ph 06 356 9099 ext 86053. It would be advantageous for interested persons to consider visiting the Pathobiology department at Massey University prior to or on applying for the scholarship.

Closing Date
1 September

Starting Date
To be negotiated

Application cannot be accepted before 01/06/2020.

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