Elective Scholarship

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Dental students studying in New Zealand can apply for one scholarship of $500 each quarter to help towards their elective placement costs.


How to apply

As the dental elective placements for 2020 have been postponed until further notice, MAS will not be awarding this scholarship. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and if this changes we will advise by updating this page and via our social channels.  

All applications must be received on time, by email to scholarships@mas.co.nz with the subject line “MAS Elective scholarship - dental”. You must also include a cover letter (within the body of the email) stating the reason for your application and how the scholarship will benefit your upcoming elective experience.

Please ensure your application meets all the entry criteria and you have read the terms and conditions carefully. You will receive an automated email confirming the receipt of your application, if you do not, please check the email address you have used is correct.


Application Timing

Elective Period Applications Open Applications Close Judging Period Scholarship Awarded
17 Feb- 20 March 2020 9 Dec 2019 2 Jan 2020 3 - 16 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020 [CLOSED]
23 March - 1 May 2020 13 Jan 2020 6 Feb 2020 7 - 20 Feb 2020 21 Feb 2020 [CLOSED]
4 May - 5 June 2020 24 Feb 2020 19 March 2020 20 March - 2 April 2020 3 April 2020 [CLOSED]
6 July - 7 Aug 2020 27 April 2020 21 May 2020 22 May - 4 June 2020 5 June 2020
10 Aug - 18 Sept 2020 1 June 2020 25 June 2020 26 June - 9 July 2020 10 July 2020
21 Sept - 23 Oct 2020 13 July 2020 6 August 2020 7 - 20 August 2020 21 August 2020

Scholarship Recipient Criteria

By submitting an entry for this Scholarship, the applicant agrees that if they win they will be required to share their elective experiences by:

  1. Writing a monthly blog on hub.mas.co.nz, including photos and/or video, and
  2. Writing a summary (or submitting a video) of the elective experience to show how the scholarship helped.

MAS reserves the right to recover the amount of any scholarship moneys paid to any successful applicant who breaches this term.


Additional Terms of the MAS Elective Scholarship

Please read the MAS Elective Scholarship terms and conditions for additional terms.


Past elective blogs