New Zealand Scholarships are funded through the New Zealand Aid Programme and administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. New Zealand Scholarships help build sustainable development in partner countries and a lifetime connection with New Zealand.
The purpose of a New Zealand Scholarship is to fund the training of citizens from developing countries, so they can positively impact on their country’s development by sharing new skills and knowledge gained from their study. That is why it is expected that all scholars will return home after their scholarship for at least two years to contribute to the social and economic development of their home country.
Please check the MFAT website for eligible countries
You can also take an online eligibility questionnaire
Please check these dates carefully on the New Zealand Scholarships website.
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- Full tuition fees
- Living allowance to meet basic living expenses
- An establishment allowance for set-up costs in New Zealand
- Medical/travel insurance
- Travel to and from the scholar’s home country
- Help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students
The New Zealand Scholarship application process differs depending on which country or region you are from. The application dates also vary between countries and regions. Please find out how to apply for a New Zealand Scholarship Online.