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R & E Seelye Trust Master's Scholarship

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ValueNZ$17,172 stipend per annum, domestic tuition fees waiver (excludes student services fee and insurance)
Number offered1
Closing dateApplicants can apply any time


Established in 2011 from funds made available by the R & E  Seelye Charitable Trust.  While assisting with general charitable causes, the trust has a strong emphasis on education.

Eve Seelye came to New Zealand as a refugee (with her parents) from Austria.  Her family were escaping from the Holocaust, which claimed the rest of her family.  Her father was a doctor and retrained and practiced in New Zealand.  Eve followed her father into medicine and was a prominent anaesthetist assisting with some of the pioneering heart surgery.  Ralph and Eve Seelye went to study in Oxford (United Kingdom) after Eve had been awarded a fellowship.  Ralph completed a doctorate at Oxford.

Applicants must be:

  • obtaining their first Master's qualification
  • domestic students
  • undertaking a thesis-based Master's

The Scholarship may be held by research Master's students, in any discipline, who have demonstrated academic excellence in their previous studies.

Further information on how to apply for this scholarship is available elsewhere on this website