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Te Papa MSc Scholarship in Plant Molecular Systematics

Application form available here. Full regulations can be downloaded here. (Requires Acrobat Reader)

History or background of award
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Victoria University of Wellington are offering a Master of Science (MSc) scholarship in the field of plant molecular systematics at Victoria University.

Purpose of award
The purpose of the award is to promote research between Te Papa and Victoria University of Wellington in the area of molecular systematics, ecology and evolution. The nature of the research project will be determined jointly by staff at Te Papa and Victoria University of Wellington, and offered if an appropriate supervisor is available.

Selection criteria
A standard MSc degree at Victoria University is undertaken over two years. The first year involves three papers and a Research Preparation project. The second year comprises the research thesis, worth 60% of the total degree.

Number of awards offered
Only one scholarship award can be active at any given time.

$4,000 year 1, $6,000 year 2, $6,000for thesis year only

Tenure of award
Up to 2 years

Closing dates for applications
Sunday 28 February 2016
Tuesday 28 February 2017

How do students apply?
Application forms can be downloaded from the link above. Applicants are required to submit to the Scholarships Office with the application form:-

(a) a curriculum vitae with details of the applicant's academic record
(b) an academic transcript if all their study has not been completed at Victoria University
(c) A one A4 page statement outlining;
i) why you are interested in plant systematics
ii) which particular project you are interested in and why this particular project and the techniques involved would be of interest to you

Applications are then lodged through the Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand.
Tel +64-4-463 5113/5557

Decision makers
The selection panel will include representatives from the School of Biological Sciences and Te Papa.

Selection will be based on academic merit and short listed applicants may be required to participate in a telephone interview.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Additional information
For more information about the thesis project or studying towards an MSc degree at Victoria University contact: Leon Perrie(e-mail:, or Dr Joe Zuccarello(

For information about the School of Biological Sciences and a copy of the post-graduate prospectus visit

Who else has information about this award?

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Phone: (04) 463 5113 or (04)463 5557

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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