Elective Scholarship


Medical students studying in New Zealand can apply for $1,500 each quarter to help towards their elective placement costs. Scholarships are awarded quarterly.

How to apply

For the Elective period February 2020 – May 2020, students are asked to write up to 1,000 words on the question “What has been the most challenging aspects of your medical training so far and why, and what have you gained from meeting those challenges?" 

All applications must be received on time, by email to scholarships@mas.co.nz with the subject line “MAS Elective scholarship - medical”.

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
Nov 19 - Feb 20 10 Jun 2019 5 Sep 2019 9 - 20 Sep 2019  23 Sep 2019 [CLOSED]
Feb 20 - May 20 9 Sep 2019 5 Dec 2019 9 - 20 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019
May 20 - Aug 20 9 Dec 2019 5 Mar 2020 9 - 20 Mar2020 23 Mar 2020
Aug 20 - Nov 20 9 Mar2020 4 Jun 2020 9 - 20 Jun 2020 23 Jun 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.