Terrific opportunity for student to study in Wellington then China

The James Bertram Scholarship at Victoria University has been established by the Wigram Foundation to encourage a broader understanding by young New Zealanders of Asia, and particularly of China, in the contemporary world.  The scholarship aims to address deficiencies in knowledge not only in Chinese language, but also in Chinese culture, history, society, government and business.

The scholarship is for the duration of the one year Master in International Relations at Victoria University, followed by six months Chinese language training at an approved institution in China, and, finally, the one year Master of Public Policy at Peking University.

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the double Master in International Relations (MIR) at Victoria University and the Master of Public Policy at Peking University.  They must be intending to enrol at Victoria for the MIR in February of the following year.  Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and must normally be non-native Chinese speakers.

Applicants must have both proven academic ability and demonstrate a strong desire to improve their own awareness and understanding of China, its place in the world, and New Zealand’s relationship with it.

Full tuition fees, a return economy airfare Wellington–Peking, and a stipend while in Beijing will be provided as part of the Scholarship.

One Scholarship is awarded each year to a student at Victoria University of Wellington.  A second Scholarship is awarded each year to a student at Peking University who is enrolled in the Master in International Relations at Victoria University.

James Bertram was born in Auckland in 1910 and went on to become a Rhodes Scholar, journalist, writer, relief worker, prisoner of war and a professor of English at Victoria University

For further information go to: http://www.fis.org.nz/BreakOut/vuw/schols.phtml?detail+500436; or contact Hariaty Abu Hassan, Scholarships Officer, Victoria University

tel: (04) 463-5557; email; hariaty.abuhassan@vuw.ac.nz




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