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Scholarships and Studentships

West Coast DHB Studentship information

The West Coast District Health Board are very pleased to be able to offer the Sponsorship Awards in the form of Studentships to West Coast students who are studying at a NZ University or Polytechnic in a health related undergraduate career.

Note: We also have a WCDHB Scholarship section. To visit the WCDHB Scholarship programme page please click here.

2016 Studentship and Scholarship Ceremony


Watch highlights of the 2016 Studentship and Scholarship Ceremony

Watch highlights of the 2016 Studentship and Scholarship Ceremony

How the Studentships work

Four Studentships will be offered to the value of $5,000 gross per student. Recipients will be required to fulfil a work placement from November to mid- December inclusive.

These Studentships are offered to tertiary students who are studying at a New Zealand University or Polytechnic in an undergraduate health related career. Applicants will be required to complete an application form and submit necessary documentation to be eligible for consideration.

The work placement will be divided into sections depending on the participant's health sector experience; this may include project work, specific interaction with departments and other related health professionals.

If applicants complete their degree in the year they apply it must be understood that attending work placement does not mean there is paid employment available after completing the Studentship.


  • Must have resided on the West Coast for minimum of 1 year.
  • Be currently enrolled at a recognised NZ University or Polytechnic.
  • Must be studying in an undergraduate health related career.
  • Must have completed their first year of undergraduate study.
  • Students must be available to work from Monday 21st November to
    Friday 24th December inclusive and on a regular working week.
  • One of the four studentships will be available to students with Maori or Pacific Island heritage.

Application Process

  • Complete an Application form and sign
  • Accompanied by 500 word submission - details on application form
  • Evidence of tertiary enrolment for current year - with your name
  • Copy of tertiary results from previous year
  • Previous work experience
  • Post applications to the address on the application form before closing date:

Applications for 2016 closed: Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Results were out: Friday, 30th September 2016
Please watch this space for studentships on offer in 2017

West Coast DHB Process:

All applications that meet the registration criteria will go to a panel for review and selection. The decision of the panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All applicants will be notified of the results by telephone or email.

For further information contact:

Julie A Ritchie
Learning and Development Advisor, WCDHB
P: (03) 769-7478

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