Scholarships for international tertiary students

See below for more information about the 2022 application round and COVID-19 updates.
  • 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

7 July 2022

The Selection 2023 application portal is anticipated to open in March 2023, for study in 2024. Applications will be accepted from scholars in eligible countries across the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Samoa Foundations Intake: the application portal for scholars currently undertaking foundation study in Samoa will be open from 12.00 am (midnight) Thursday 1 September 2022 to 12.00 pm (midday) Tuesday 5 October 2022 (New Zealand time).

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.

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