Elective Scholarship

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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 May 2020 – August 2020, students are asked to write up to 1,000 words on the question “What do you believe to be some of the most pressing health issues today in Aotearoa and how would you want to contribute to addressing those issues in your medical career?" 

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
May 20 - Aug 20 9 Dec 2019 5 Mar 2020 9 - 20 March 2020 23 Mar 2020
Aug 20 - Nov 20 9 March 2020 4 June 2020 9 - 20 June 2020 23 June 2020
Nov 20 - Feb 21 9 June 2020 4 Sept 2020 7 - 18 Sept 2020 24 Sept 2020
Feb 21 - May 21 7 Sept 2020 3 Dec 2020 8 - 17 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020
May 21 - Aug 21 8 Dec 2020 5 March 2021 8 - 19 March 2021 24 March 2021
Aug 21 - Nov 21 8 March 2021 4 June 2021 7 - 18 June 2021 24 June 2021

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 application essays and elective blogs