New Zealand Scholarships are prestigious scholarships for people 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. 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.

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Our scholarships

We offer prestigious scholarships for people from developing countries to study in New Zealand.


Your citizenship, age, English ability and other aspects are important. Read your country's page for more info.

How to apply

Scholarship applications are accepted from February to March. Learn more about the process.

Application guidance

Essential information and advice for completing your online or paper-based application form.

Who we are looking for

Find out what we're looking for from scholarship applicants, including the variety of priority sectors for study.

Where you can study

Study at one of NZ's leading universities or institutes of technology, or in the Pacific.

What you can study

Scholarships cover different subject areas. See examples of what you can study to help your country develop.

Support for family

Find out what is available for your family if you choose to bring them to New Zealand.

Types of scholarships

Our six scholarship schemes reflect our links with different countries. Find out which one could suit you.

Application dates

Check the dates for getting your application in on time. Different countries have different dates.

Scholars and Alumni

Hear the stories and learn from current scholars and alumni. What is it like being a New Zealand Scholar?

Got a question?

Wondering what subjects you can study? What qualifications are available? Check here.

Feedback for applicants

Are you wondering why your application was declined? Read our common reasons why applications may be unsuccessful.