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Commercial Music Scholarship
Level of Study
Provide support to a promising applicant in preparation for a career commercial music industry, practice or technology.
Value and Tenure
The award is valued to a maximum of $10,000 and is to be used to contribute to the tuition fees of the Bachelor of Commercial Music Degree. The recipient will use the award against their fees for the first year of study, but in instances where the recipient is eligible for New Zealand Government Fees Free, the scholarship will be deferred to fees for their second and third years of study.
For a recipient who is not eligible for Fees Free in their first year of study, the payment terms will be as follows:
•A payment will be made directly into the scholarship awardee’s fees account by the Scholarships Office after the official withdrawal date of each semester for tuition fees, up to a maximum allocation as follows: $3,334 in the first year; $3,333 in second year; $3,333 in the third year.
For a recipient who is eligible for Fees Free in their first year of study, the payment terms will be as follows:
•A payment will be made directly into the scholarship awardee’s fees account by the Scholarships Office after the official withdrawal date of each semester for tuition fees, up to a maximum allocation as follows: $5,000 in the second year; $5,000 in the third year.
Typical Number on Offer
The scholarship is only available to a New Zealand citizen or resident.
All applicants must be intending to enrol:
•for full-time (minimum of 105 credits) study
•in the first year (i.e. 100 level) of the Bachelor of Commercial Music
•at the Massey University Wellington campus.
The award recipients must also meet the University admission requirements
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1.Academic Excellence and evidence of creative potential demonstrated by:
Formal academic achievements: School leaver applicants must have attained an NCEA Level 2 certificate in Year12 (or the equivalent in Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) or International Baccalaureate (IB), or overseas qualification).
Non-school leaver applicants must be able to document academic achievements that are comparable with those required of school leaver applicants at University Entrance or similar.
2.Evidence of creative potential:
All applicants must attend an audition (Music Practice) or consultation (Music Industry; Music Technology), which provides an opportunity to demonstrate their creative potential and commitment. The pre-enrolment audition or consultation is part of the entry procedure for the Bachelor of Commercial Music. Music Practice applicants will have their auditions recorded and Music Industry and Music Technology applicants will be asked to provide a written statement for their consultation. These criteria will be a part of the assessment towards their scholarship application.
In making their decisions, the Selection Committee will prioritise applicants’ creative potential as demonstrated in the pre-enrolment audition or consultation.
The Selection Committee will be comprised of three staff of the College of Creative Arts, including at least two Commercial Music staff. In making their decisions, the Selection Committee will prioritise applicants’ creative potential as demonstrated in the pre-enrolment audition or consultation. The Selection Committee has the right to refrain from making an award in the event of there being no suitable applicants of sufficient merit and their decision is final.
Conditions of the Scholarship
The awardee will be required to sign a simple contract setting out the obligations associated with accepting this scholarship, which are:
•To be enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Commercial Music
•To abide by the rules and regulations of Massey University.
•To maintain good academic standing throughout their study.
•To advise the Programme Leader of Commercial Music immediately of any withdrawal from full-time study in the Bachelor of Commercial Music.
•To notify Massey University promptly of any change of address, telephone number or bank account details.
How to apply for a scholarship
To apply for a scholarship, the applicant must first register and then we will email you the application form which needs to be submitted. To register please go to:
To apply for this scholarship please click here
Application cannot be accepted before 31/07/2019.
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Last updated on Tuesday 18 June 2019