We accept applications early in the year for tertiary study beginning the following year. Check the relevant tertiary application dates and application method for your country.

Applications in the 2017 selection round for study beginning in 2018 are now CLOSED. Thank you for your applications and good luck! If you're wondering what is happening with your application, see Selection process timeline.

For study beginning in 2019, the application round will open early in 2018. Before applications open you should begin preparing to apply. There is a lot of research you should do before you begin writing your application. Interested applicants should research their proposed course of study, whether this aligns with priority sectors for their country, and which institution will best fulfil their academic and personal needs. See How to apply for more information.

 

Intake One

Applications open:

Thursday 1 February 2018 - 12.00am NZ time

Applications close:

Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 12.00pm NZ time

 

Online OR Paper-based available for:

Solomon Islands

Timor-Leste

Tonga (Applicants from Tongatapu must apply online, paper applications will not be accepted for Tongatapu.  Applicants from the outer islands may apply either online OR by paper application.) 

Vanuatu

 

Online Only for:

Africa

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos

Latin America

Myanmar

Niue

Papua New Guinea

Tuvalu

Viet Nam 

Intake Two

Applications open:

Thursday 15 February 2018 - 12.00am NZ time

Applications close:

Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 12.00pm NZ time

 

Online Only for:

Caribbean

Bhutan

Fiji

Jordan

Malaysia

Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau)

Mongolia

Nauru

Nepal

Philippines

Thailand

Samoa

Applications open: To be confirmed

Applications close: To be confirmed

 Method to be confirmed

Kiribati

Applications open: To be confirmed

Applications close: To be confirmed

Paper-based only for:

Kiribati

Commonwealth

Applications open: 

Thursday 1 February 2018 - 12.00am NZ time

Applications close:

Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 12.00pm NZ time

Paper-based only for:

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

The online application portal is under heavy stress in the days before applications close, so don't leave your application to the last minute.

  • Get your application in at least 3-7 days before the closing time in case there are technical problems with the online application portal. (Technical problems might mean that the online application portal crashes or does not work for several hours)
  • We accept no responsibility for technical problems with the online process.
  • Late applications are not accepted.
  • Application deadline is in New Zealand Time. Applications close at midday (NZ Time), not midnight.