Scholarships for international tertiary students
1. Check eligible countries
List of countries that we offer New Zealand Scholarships to. We only accept applications from citizens of countries on the list.
2. Check eligibility criteria
All applicants must meet these eligibility criteria, including English language competency and student visa requirements.
3. Research study subjects
List of study subjects we strongly recommend for your country, based on your country’s social and economic needs.
4. Research available courses
Links to approved universities and education institutions in New Zealand, and universities in the Pacific.
5. How to apply for a scholarship
What to do before you apply; Tips for a successful application; The application process, the application forms and application dates
6. How we select scholars
Selection process and dates; Characteristics that we look for in scholars; Common reasons why applicants are unsuccessful
7. Preferred candidates: what to do
Apply for entry to your education institution; Prove English language competency; Accept New Zealand Scholarship and its conditions
8. Scholars: get ready to start
What scholars get with a New Zealand Scholarship; Apply for visas and medical tests; Travel and accommodation; Bringing family with you; Study start dates
Current status - Applications are now closed.
The Selection 2023 application portal closed at midday on the 28 February 2023. Applications are now being processed. The next selection round will open in 2024 for study commencing in 2025.
Due to COVID-19, we have made changes to the Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships Programme. Please see the COVID-19 Updates page(external link) for further information.