See below for more information about the 2021 application round and COVID-19 updates.

In this section

1. Check eligible countries

List of countries that we offer New Zealand Scholarships to. We only accept applications from citizens of countries on the list.

2. Check eligibility criteria

All applicants must meet these eligibility criteria, including English language competency and student visa requirements.

3. Research study subjects

List of study subjects we strongly recommend for your country, based on your country’s social and economic needs.

5. How to apply for a scholarship

What to do before you apply; Tips for a successful application; The application process, the application forms and application dates

6. How we select scholars

Selection process and dates; Characteristics that we look for in scholars; Common reasons why applicants are unsuccessful

8. Scholars: get ready to start

What scholars get with a New Zealand Scholarship; Apply for visas and medical tests; Travel and accommodation; Bringing family with you; Study start dates

Current status

22 February 2021

We have finalised our 2020 application round and successful candidates have been notified. 

The application portal for Selection 2021 is not currently open. Please check back in mid-March for more information about application dates.

Please note that we have made changes to the Scholarships Programme. Please see the COVID-19 updates page for further information.