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Victoria University Of Wellington Scholarships In New Zealand For 2022/2023 – Latest Scholarships

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Victoria University Of Wellington Scholarships In New Zealand For 2022/2023 – Latest Scholarships

Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships is intended to promote and support doctoral study (Ph.D.) at the university.

Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was founded in 1897 by the Act of Parliament and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand.

The university is known for its programs in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a wide range of other courses. However, entry to all courses in the first year is open, and entry in the second year in some programs (e.g. law, criminology, creative writing, architecture, engineering) is limited.

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Victoria University of Wellington had the highest average research grade in the New Zealand Government’s Performance-Based Research Fund exercise in both 2012 and 2018, having been rated 4th in 2006 and 3rd in 2003. 

The university has been rated 215th in the World’s Top 500 universities by the QS World University Rankings (2020).

The university is named after Queen Victoria, on the 60th anniversary of her coronation. The original name was Victoria University College, but on the dissolution of the University of New Zealand in 1961 Victoria or “Vic” became the Victoria University of Wellington, granting its degrees.

In 1897, the current premier, Richard Seddon, who had until this point been unsupportive of the university project, returned from Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Great Britain with an honorary Law degree from the University of Cambridge. Seddon decided that the establishment of a college in Wellington would be a proper way to mark the Queen’s jubilee year. 

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While Victoria College had been legally established, with a grand, a council, and several students, it had no physical property for the first decade of its presence. However, early courses were held at Wellington Girls High School as well as the Technical School building on Victoria Street.

In 2010, there was a general condemnation of Victoria University of Wellington for removing the Gender Studies department. A minor in Gender Studies was made available in 2017. 

Moreover, in 2012 a Facebook page that is associated with Victoria University of Wellington students, Overheard @ Vic, was in the media for the many rape comments that were made. These included comments like “you’ve got to rape the paper, man, you can’t let the paper rape you” and “at least ugly girls don’t get raped”. In response to this, a spokesperson for Victoria University of Wellington said that “scholar safety was a key focus, and the university had partnered with police and Wellington City Council to encourage awareness of personal safety”.

Worths: 

All offers of Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships consist of a $27,500 per annum stipend plus domestic tuition fees for up to three years.

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Requirements for Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships:

The Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships is offered to the top-ranked applicants in any Doctoral admission and scholarship application round throughout the year. To be regarded for a Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships the candidate must have a strong academic record and excellent academic references, or:

  • displayed potential for high-quality research; or
  • a record of publication in high-quality journals proportional with experience and education.

How to Apply for Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships:

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be received. Any needed supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30 pm on the closing date for the application to be assessed.
  2. All offers of Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships will be conditional after the recipient is fully enrolled in a full-year program (full-time will be at the level of points assessed by Studylink as full-time) within the specified criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be postponed to a later year.
  4. The Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships may also be held in concurrence with other awards.

For more inquiries, click here.

The application deadline is November 1, 2022.

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other New Zealand scholarships here

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New Zealand Police investigate allegedly fraudulent crypto platform Quwiex

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New Zealand Police investigate allegedly fraudulent crypto platform Quwiex

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Police investigation into Quwiex revealed that the platform had registered in New Zealand in September 2021, but it appears that all of the information used for its registrations were false.

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Updated: May 24, 2022 at 12:44 am

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The Auckland City Financial Crime Unit is investigating Quwiex Limited, a self-proclaimed crypto platform, after multiple reports from victims that the platform is a scam, according to an RNZ report.

Quwiex registered in New Zealand with false information

Suspicions about the platform began to rise in April when it first suspended withdrawals because it wanted to upgrade its website. However, the website was deactivated on the day the upgrade was completed.

This means that all investors’ funds disappeared with the deactivation. 

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Police investigation into Quwiex revealed that the platform had registered in New Zealand in September 2021, but it appears that all of the information used for its registrations were false.

Speaking on the issue, Detective Sergeant James Robson said, 

“Unfortunately, the identity documents are fake, and there is no connection to the address supplied. No actual links to New Zealand have been able to be identified, which means those involved in this scam are based offshore. Unfortunately, as the people behind these scammers are based offshore, the likelihood of recovering their losses is quite low.”

Notably, New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority had issued a warning about the company in April, saying that Quwiex was not a registered financial service provider in the country and that the firm was

“Making statements regarding the returns an investor would receive from the financial service offered, that appear to be false and misleading and/or unsubstantiated.”

As of press time, there is no information on how much investors lost to the scam.

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Scams hinder crypto adoption

One of the challenges hindering the mass adoption of the crypto industry is the prevalence of scam activities that have led to the loss of trust and millions for the industry.

A common practice is to promise high yield investment returns to unsuspecting investors. Early investors in the scheme often get paid, thereby encouraging others to join, but in the long run, the scheme usually ends with the scammers disappearing with their investors’ funds.

The US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission recently charged two individuals over their involvement in a $44 million Ponzi digital assets investments fraud.

Meanwhile, crypto adoption in New Zealand is still low compared to other countries. According to a Finder’s report, there has been a decrease in the number of cryptocurrency investors in the country between January and April of this year.

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Victoria University Of Wellington Master Of Drug Discovery And Development Scholarship In New Zealand For 2022/2023 – Latest Scholarships

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Victoria University Of Wellington Master Of Drug Discovery And Development Scholarship In New Zealand For 2022/2023 – Latest Scholarships

The Ferrier Research Institute is offering a Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship to qualified international candidates the chance to apply for a scholarship to do a taught Master’s program at Victoria University of Wellington.

Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was founded in 1897 by the Act of Parliament and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand.

The university is very popular for its programs in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a wide range of other courses. However, entry to all courses in the first year is open, and entry to the second year in some programs (e.g. law, criminology, creative writing, architecture, engineering is prohibited.

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Victoria University of Wellington had the highest average research grade in the New Zealand Government’s Performance-Based Research Fund exercise in both 2012 and 2018, having been rated 4th in 2006 and 3rd in 2003.

The university has been rated 215th in the World’s Top 500 universities by the QS World University Rankings (2020). In 2010 there was widespread condemnation of Victoria University of Wellington removing the Gender Studies department. In 2017, a minor in Gender Studies was made available.

In response to this, a spokesperson for Victoria University of Wellington stated that “student safety was a key focus, and the university had partnered with police and Wellington City Council to encourage awareness of personal safety”.

In late 2015, academics and students at Victoria University of Wellington spoke out at the university hosting Israeli Defence Force troops for a public lecture.

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However, the opposition to this public lecture came about because of the soldiers’ involvement in Operation Protective Edge, which is thought to have killed at least 2000 Palestinians, most of them civilians.

Also in 2016, Victoria University of Wellington was mired in a row with the Tertiary Education Union, when it was discovered that union members were being paid less than non-union members.

This led the TEU to describe the Vice-Chancellor Grant Guilford as being anti-union and resulted in a one-day strike.

Benefits:

The successful candidate for the Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship will receive NZ $15,000. Note that this award can only be used towards the candidate’s tuition fee.

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Requirements for the Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship

  • The Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship is open to all international students but only after they have enrolled and completed one trimester of research towards their postgraduate research in Drug Discovery and Development.
  • The scholarship is open to all qualifying international students i.e students who do not have New Zealand residency and who are not New Zealand citizens. Candidates must meet program-specific eligibility criteria and University eligibility criteria. 
  • You must obtain an appropriate visa to study in New Zealand. The scholarship becomes payable on enrolment and must be used against tuition fees only.
  • Holders of this for the Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship will be expected to work on a research project under the supervision of a Ferrier Research Institute staff member, on a project approved by the Director of the Ferrier Research Institute, or his delegated nominee. 
  • Please note that selection criteria include academic performance, publications and/or conference proceedings, referee reports, and any other real demonstration of academic or research ability.

Interview date, Process, and Venue for the Scholarship

  • Candidates must be international students.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a relevant life science subject such as Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, or other relevant subjects, with an average of at least a B+ in 300-level Chemistry.
  • Applicants must be intending to enroll in a taught Master’s program (Master of Drug Discovery and Development) at Victoria University of Wellington.

Documents Required for Scholarship Application

  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Degree certificates
  • A CV
  • A letter of motivation
  • Two referee reports (at least one from an academic/research supervisor of the candidate)

How to Apply for Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship

Scholars should submit their applications by email to Simon.Hinkley@vuw.ac.nz, including copies of complete academic transcripts, degree certificates, and CV (including the contact details of at least two academic referees who are familiar with the student, e.g. university lecturers at 300 level or higher, supervisors of research projects, etc), letter of motivation and referee reports (at least one from an academic/research supervisor of the candidate)

Application Deadline: Not Specified

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other New Zealand scholarships here

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