Application opening and closing dates for your country
Find your country in the table below for the opening and closing dates for New Zealand Scholarship applications from your country.
You can submit your application any time between the opening date and the closing deadline. We do not accept late applications.
The New Zealand Scholarships online application system can get overloaded at application closing time. This can cause technical issues. To avoid any disappointment, submit your application 3-10 days before the closing deadline. We accept no responsibility for technical problems with any IT systems.
All deadlines are in New Zealand Time (NZDT) (external link). Applications close at midday, not midnight.
Applications for different countries will have slightly different closing and opening dates to prevent system overloading. Please check the dates for your country as they may not be the same as others.
|Application Group||Eligible countries||Form type||Dates|
A: Algeria, Angola, Argentina
B: Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil
C: Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba
E: Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia
G: Ghana, Guatemala
H-K: Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya
L: Lao PDR, Lesotho
M: Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar
N: Namibia, Nauru, Nicaragua, Nigeria
P-R: Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda
S: Samoa (Open Category), Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland
T: Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu
U-Z: Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
|Apply online only||
Opens: Friday 1 February 2019 12.01 am NZ Time.
Closes: Thursday 14 March 2019 12.00 pm NZ Time.
A: Antigua and Barbuda
B: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize
D: Dominica, Dominican Republic
G: Grenada, Guyana
H-K: Haiti, Jamaica, Jordan
M: Malaysia, Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau), Mongolia
N: Nepal, Niue
S: St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname
T: Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago
U-Z: Viet Nam
|Apply online only||
Opens: Friday 15 February 2019 12.01 am NZ Time
Closes: Thursday 28 March 2019 12.00 pm NZ Time
Paper applications can be collected from the New Zealand High Commission.
Applications must be submitted to the New Zealand High Commission
New Zealand High Commission
PO Box 53
Tel: +686 21400
Fax: +686 21402
Opens: Monday 11 February 2019 9.00 am local time
Closes: Friday 15 March 2019 4.00 pm local time
|Group 4||Samoa (Foundation)||Unique process||
Opens: Monday 15 July 2019 12.01 am NZ Time
Closes: Thursday 15 August 2019 12.00 pm NZ Time
|Group 5||Commonwealth countries||Under review||