See below for information on the current status of the 2020 application round.

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

Online portal for applications for 2020 (for study commencing 2021) have closed.

20 March 2020

Please be advised that applications received in the application round for 2020 are still being considered. It is the Ministry’s intention at present to continue with the selection of new scholars to commence study in New Zealand or the Pacific in 2021. This is however subject to review, dependant on COVID-19. We will update the website if required.