The Ministry of Education (external link) website contains information about the New Zealand education system (external link), and New Zealand’s Code of Practice (external link) for the care of international students.

New Zealand Educated (external link) website provides international students with information and resources including links to institutions and courses (external link) and scholarships (external link) and a guide to living and studying in New Zealand (external link).

Student visas

Visa stamps
Visa stamps

Immigration New Zealand has information about how to apply for a student visa (external link).

If the length of the course you are planning to study is designed to last for longer than 3 months, you must apply for a student visa, regardless of how long you plan to study in New Zealand.

Dream NEW Scholarship

The “Dream NEW” scholarship is for students from Europe to undertake a study abroad semester in New Zealand. This scholarship has been designed for European students who dream big, crave adventure and set their sights on new horizons. It is for those wanting to realise their vision in the forward-thinking education climate of New Zealand – a country where innovation flourishes, and where people from all over the world come together to follow their dreams.

A New Zealand education encourages you to be open minded, creative and to dream new.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet ALL the following criteria:

  • Must be a EU citizen or hold EU residents status for a minimum of 2 years
  • Currently enrolled at a tertiary institution in one of the 28 EU countries
  • 18 years or above at the time of application

Applications are welcome from citizens (or residents) of all European Union countries in all fields of study. Applicants must have English language proficiency in order to undertake courses in New Zealand. You will need to provide evidence of this in order to apply for the scholarship.

Number of awards offered: 8

Value: up to NZD$ 12,500 (approx. 7,500 €)

Closing dates for applications: 01/09/2016

For more information visit the Study in New Zealand website (external link).