John Wright International Sports Scholarships in New Zealand

  • Bachelor
  • Up to full first year tuition fee

The John Wright Scholarships acknowledge the contribution of this famous New Zealand sportsman. John Wright is a former international cricketer who represented and captained New Zealand’s national cricket team, the Black Caps. John went on to coach the Indian national cricket team from 2000 to 2005 before becoming the New Zealand cricket coach in 2010.

Premier sports scholarships are offered to students who exhibit sporting excellence. On arrival at SIT, scholarship recipients play in local and regional sporting teams during the playing season. Codes can include cricket, basketball, rugby, netball, soccer, badminton and others.

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The John Wright Scholarships are open to men and women from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Applicants must be international students and have completed study to a level which meets the requirements for entry into the SIT programme they are applying for. Scholarships are available for programmes offered at SIT’s Invercargill campus.


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At least one full scholarship will be offered each year. The full scholarship covers the recipient’s first year tuition fee.

Up to 16 partial scholarships will be offered each year to students. The partial scholarship will be an amount equivalent to 20 per cent of a student’s first year tuition fee.


To apply for a John Wright Scholarship, please complete the John Wright Scholarship Expression of Interest Form and provide relevant supporting evidence.

Applications for the John Wright Scholarship will be considered by the John Wright Scholarship Board at a time it determines. The final date to submit an application will be advised by the Scholarship Board and will close at least 15 days before the result day. Applications received after this date will automatically be considered in the next selection month.

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