New Zealand Scholarships are prestigious scholarships for international students from developing countries to study in New Zealand and the Pacific. Our scholarships foster and build potential leaders, as well as equipping individuals with skills and knowledge to benefit their home country.

Studying with a New Zealand Scholarship is a great opportunity for personal and academic growth, unique experiences and career development. Our network of scholars go on to make a difference in government, business, NGOs and local community.

You’ll study with students and lecturers from around the world, and build life-long connections to New Zealand and a global network of leaders and high achievers.

Our scholarships

We have six scholarship schemes covering over 90 countries. Learn more about which scholarship might be right for you.

Who can apply

We offer scholarships to over 90 countries. Find out here if you are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Scholarships applications open 1 February 2016. Learn more about the application process.

Where you can study

Study at one of New Zealand’s leading universities or institutes of technology, or a Pacific university. A range of degree and short-term training options are available.

Why study in New Zealand

Fully funded tuition, generous financial benefits, and personal and academic support make studying with a New Zealand Scholarship the right choice.

What we expect from our Scholars

Learn more about the obligations that our successful scholars must fulfil.

Frequently asked questions

Get your questions answered here.