FAQs about scholarships and the fees free scheme

These FAQs are for students who have accepted the scholarship offer or not yet received an offer. Find out if the fees free scheme impacts on a scholarship or not.

I have accepted the offer of an undergraduate scholarship. How will the Government’s new fees free scheme affect my scholarship?

The impact of the fees free scheme is dependent on the type of scholarship you have been awarded.

Some scholarships provide monies that can be used at the discretion of the awardee. Examples of these types of scholarships provided by Massey University, include:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship
  • High Achievers with Distinction Scholarship (Arts or Academic)
  • High Achievers Scholarship (Arts or Academic)
  • Academy of Sport Scholarship
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation and Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Accommodation Scholarship

For recipients of these scholarships, we have good news: regardless of your eligibility for the fees free scheme, there is no change to your scholarship offer. The information provided in your letter of offer remains the same and you are able to use your scholarship for study and living costs, at your discretion.

However, other scholarships cover the costs of student fees. Examples of these types of scholarships provided for Massey University students, include the Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship.

For recipients of this kind of scholarship, we are currently working to resolve this issue to ensure the best outcome for students. We will be in touch very shortly to advise you as to the changes we have made.

I have applied for a scholarship, but I have not had an offer yet. Does this mean that the scholarship is no longer available?

Massey University is currently working to update all scholarships impacted by the fees free scheme and ensure the best outcomes for students. We are currently exploring how scholarships might be applied to other study and living costs, such as second-year fees or accommodation.

We will contact all students who have applied for a scholarship as soon as possible to advise on the outcome of their application and any changes made to the scholarship.

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