$25,000 Therle Drake Postgraduate Scholarships 2022

Written by David on March 13, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    New Zealand
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered


The Therle Drake Postgraduate Scholarship will be available on an annual basis, with applications due by 15 November or 31 March of the following year, or the year in which the project is planned. All instrumentalists are eligible, though a piano student may be given preference.

The Therle Drake Postgraduate Scholarship was founded in 2013 by a bequest provided by John Drake in remembrance of his wife, Therle, through the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation.


About the Scholarship:

Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1897 by an act of parliament. It was named after Queen Victoria to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her coronation in 1897. The institution has over 17000 enrolled students, of which approximately 4000 are international students. The main site is at Kelburn, New Zealand, and it houses the Faculties of Humanities and Social Science, Engineering, Health, Social Science, and Education. The second site is the Pipitea campus, which is close to the New Zealand Parliament building and houses the Faculty of Management as well as the facilities of Law, Finance, Government, Finances, and Information Technology. The Te Aro campus, which contains the Faculty of Design and Architecture, is the third campus. Victoria University also offers courses in Auckland’s central business district. It provides undergraduate and graduate programs. It has a faculty of about 1000 people who are committed to offering comprehensive and high-quality education. Victoria University offers over 40 research institutions and centers, providing students with the best tools for practical knowledge. On a beautiful campus, the university provides students with the best amenities. It keeps a collection of artworks. It also hosts lunchtime performances and talks. Furthermore, the university is conveniently accessible, with a well-developed public transportation infrastructure. Victoria University has a long list of distinguished alumni. Barbara Anderson, Sam Neill, Jane Campion, Dr. John Money, and Dr. Alexander Gerst are among them. Victoria University of Wellington has the highest research intensity in New Zealand*. We are placed in the top 2% of universities worldwide, and in the top 1% of those universities in 20 subject areas. We are one of only 14 universities in the world to have received the maximum Five Stars Plus overall QS Stars rating of excellence, as well as five stars in each of the indicators**.

The Wellington School of Business and Government is one of just a few business schools in the world to hold the “Triple Crown” of international commerce accreditations. You can pick from more than 30 undergraduate and more than 130 postgraduate programs in 170 subjects. In addition, we provide a comprehensive graduate research program. The campus is surrounded by parliament, NGOs, significant national research and scientific institutions, as well as Weta Workshop (the visual effects designers for Lord of the Rings), Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand), the National Library, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Cafes and eateries, boutique galleries, independent theaters and cinemas abound in Wellington. This is a city that takes pride in its coffee and intellectual discussion, and our students frequently compare it to San Francisco due to its high topography and changeable weather. The institution boasts a diverse and inviting community, and it provides students with a variety of wellbeing and learning services. These include a specialized international team dedicated to assisting students throughout their education. Students are encouraged to participate in the university’s many clubs and societies, which range from special interest groups to sports teams. The free Wellington International Leadership Programme allows students to hone their leadership and networking skills, while the International Buddy Programme assists students in meeting new people and settling in. Law, Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Earth and Marine Sciences, and Linguistics are among the top 100 universities in the world at Victoria University of Wellington (2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject). It is New Zealand’s top university in terms of the intensity of high-quality research, and it is home to over 40 research institutes, including the Antarctic Research Centre. Students gain knowledge and practical skills through internships, field visits, and research projects, with over 170 areas to select from.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):   Victoria University of Wellington

Scholarship Country:  New Zealand

Scholarship Worth:   $25,000

Study Level: Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer: 

The Victoria University of Wellington will offer one scholarship of $25,000 each year for a complete Master’s scholarship plus fees, or two scholarships of $9,000 each year for postgraduate study.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • On the closing date, a completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 p.m. Applications that are late or incomplete will not be accepted. In order for the application to be considered, any relevant supporting material (including references) must be sent by 4:30pm on the closing date.
  • All Scholarship offers are conditional on the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the specified criteria and tenure of the scholarship. The Scholarship will not be paid until this criterion is met.
  • The Scholarship cannot be postponed to a future year.
  • The Scholarship may be combined with other scholarships.
  • If the recipient withdraws from Victoria University of Wellington during the scholarship year or fails to make adequate progress, a portion of the scholarship will be expected to be repaid. If a recipient wishes to withdraw, they must notify the Scholarships Office.
  • Recipients are expected to act as Victoria University of Wellington Ambassadors and to participate in appropriate events or marketing as requested.
  • The applicability of the Scholarship’s terms and conditions may be amended at the discretion of the Deciding Authority in unusual circumstances or to alleviate hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.



The Therle Drake Postgraduate Scholarships 2022 is open to all International Students students


Application Procedure

  • On the closing date, a completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 p.m. Applications that are late or incomplete will not be accepted. In order for the application to be considered, any required supporting material (including references) must be sent by 4.30 p.m. on the closing date.
  • Normally, applications will open one month before the closing date. If there is no application link provided below, please return closer to the closing date. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Documents Needed

  • A personal statement describing the project and how it will help the applicant’s career ambitions.
  • A comprehensive budget
  • Copies of any correspondence with the host person(s) or organization(s) abroad
  • A letter of recommendation from the principal supervisor


Application Deadline

The application deadline for Therle Drake Postgraduate Scholarships 2022 is 31 March and 15 November

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