We offer prestigious scholarships for people from developing countries to study in New Zealand.
New Zealand Scholarships
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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Your citizenship, age, English ability and other aspects are important. Read your country's page for more info.
Scholarship applications are accepted from February to March. Learn more about the process.
Essential information and advice for completing your online or paper-based application form.
Find out what we're looking for from scholarship applicants, including the variety of priority sectors for study.
Study at one of NZ's leading universities or institutes of technology, or in the Pacific.
Scholarships cover different subject areas. See examples of what you can study to help your country develop.
Find out what is available for your family if you choose to bring them to New Zealand.
Academic performance and good behaviour are part of what we expect from scholars.
Our six scholarship schemes reflect our links with different countries. Find out which one could suit you.
Check the dates for getting your application in on time. Different countries have different dates.
Hear the stories and learn from current scholars and alumni. What is it like being a New Zealand Scholar?
Wondering what subjects you can study? What qualifications are available? Check here.
The selection process for a New Zealand Scholarship can take between six and 10 months.
Are you wondering why your application was declined? Read our common reasons why applications may be unsuccessful.
Scholarship applications open February 2018 for study beginning in 2019.
Selection process takes 6-10 months. See the timeline.
Check the Application Dates and Method for your country.
Find out if you can apply here.
Learn How to Apply and get ready for your application.
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