Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship New Zealand

Development Scholarship New Zealand

Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship New Zealand

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

Victoria University of Wellington (originally known as Victoria University College) originated in 1897, 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, conferring its degrees.

The library was established in 1899. The collections are detached over four locations: Kelburn Library, Law Library, Architecture and Design Library, and Commerce Library. The library also has a collection of digital resources and full-text material online. In addition to electronic resources, printed books, and journals, the Library also obtains works in microform, sound recordings, videos, and other media consistent with the university’s academic program needs.

The library holds about 1.3 million printed volumes. It delivers access to 70,000 print and electronic periodical titles and 200,000 e-books. It is an authorized Depository Library (DL-296) of the United Nations System (DEPOLIB), one of only three in the country. The J. C. Beaglehole Room is the official repository of all archival and manuscript material and delivers a managed research service for Rare Books, fine or fragile print items, and ‘last resort’ copies of university publications.

Day-to-day governance is in the hands of the University Council, which contains 20 people: four elected by the Court of Convocation, three elected by the academic staff, one elected by the general staff, two appointed by the student union executive, four appointed by the Minister of Education, four selected by the Council itself, and the Vice-Chancellor. The Court of Convocation is self-possessed of all graduates who choose to participate. Charles Wilson, at the time the chief librarian of the parliamentary library, was a member of the original council and its chairman for two years. 

For New Zealand residents entry to most courses is open, with a few exceptions. Performance Music requires an audition. There is a selection for entry into the second year in degrees such as the LLB, BArch, and BDes. BA in criminology and creative writing is also founded on selection.

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

In 2012 a Facebook page that is related to Victoria University of Wellington students, Overheard @ Vic, was in the media for the many rape comments that were made. These comprised 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 “student safety was a key focus, and the university had joined with police and Wellington City Council to promote awareness of personal safety”.


  • The prosperous candidate for the Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship will acquire NZ $15,000.
  • This prize can only be used towards the candidate’s tuition fee.

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Eligibility 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 registered and completed one trimester of research towards their postgraduate research in Drug Discovery and Development.

The scholarship is open to all qualifying international students. International students refer to students who do not have New Zealand residency and who are not New Zealand citizens. Applicants must meet program-specific eligibility standards and University eligibility criteria. Applicants 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 scholarship will be anticipated to work on a research project under the supervision of a Ferrier Research Institute staff member, on a project supported by the Director of the Ferrier Research Institute, or his trusted nominee. Selection criteria have academic performance, publications and/or conference proceedings, referee reports, and any other tangible demonstration of academic or research ability.

How to Apply for the Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship

Applicants should submit their applications by email to, including copies of complete academic transcripts, degree certificates, and CV (including the contact details of at least two academic referees who are acquainted with the candidate, 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)

The application deadline for this scholarship is not specific but the application is presently ongoing.


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