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Tertiary Scholarships Applications for study in 2017 have now closed. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications for study in 2018 will reopen in early 2017.


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. Learn about which one could suit you.

Why study in New Zealand

Fully funded tuition and academic support make an NZ Scholarship the right choice.

Where you can study

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

What we expect from our Scholars

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

Who can apply

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

How to apply

Scholarships applications are accepted from February to April. Learn more about the process.

Frequently asked questions

Wondering what subjects you can study? Where to get a form? Check here.

Our Scholars and Alumni

Our current and former scholars are doing wonderful work to assist in the development of their countries. Find out more about their achievements in New Zealand and at home.