Types of New Zealand Scholarships
International tertiary students
List of countries that we offer New Zealand Scholarships to. We only accept applications from citizens of countries on the list.
All applicants must meet these eligibility criteria, including English language competency and student visa requirements.
List of study subjects we strongly recommend for your country, based on your country’s social and economic needs.
Links to approved universities and education institutions in New Zealand, and universities in the Pacific.
What to do before you apply; Tips for a successful application; The application process, the application forms and application dates
Selection process and dates; Characteristics that we look for in scholars; Common reasons why applicants are unsuccessful
Apply for entry to your education institution; Prove English language competency; Accept New Zealand Scholarship and its conditions
What scholars get with a New Zealand Scholarship; Apply for visas and medical tests; Travel and accommodation; Bringing family with you; Study start dates
The Selection 2021 application portal will be open from 12.00am Monday 10 May to 12.00pm Tuesday 8 June (New Zealand Time) for Pacific applicants only.
The application portal for Samoa Foundation is not currently open. Please check back in June for application portal opening dates for Samoa Foundation.
Please note that we have made changes to the Scholarships Programme. Please see the COVID-19 Updates page for further information.