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 GroupEligible countriesForm typeDates

Group 1

A: Algeria, Angola, Argentina

B: Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil

C: Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba

D: Djibouti

E: Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia

F: Fiji

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.

Group 2

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

P-R: Philippines

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

Group 3  Kiribati


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

Bairiki, Tarawa

Tel: +686 21400

Fax: +686 21402

Unique process with paper form

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

Under review