Application opening and closing dates for your country

Find your country in the table below for the opening and closing dates for Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship applications from your country.

You can submit your application any time between the opening date and the closing deadline. We do not accept late applications.

The Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships online application system can get overloaded at application closing time. This can cause technical issues. To avoid any disappointment, submit your application 3-10 days before the closing deadline. We accept no responsibility for technical problems with any IT systems.

Most deadlines are in New Zealand Time (NZDT)(external link). Applications close at midday, not midnight.

For more information on how to apply for a scholarship click here.

Application Group Eligible countries Form type Dates

Group 1

Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau), Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa (Open Category), Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu Apply online only

The application portal will be open from 12.00am Monday 28 February to 12.00pm (midday) Monday 28 March (New Zealand Time)

Group 2

 Samoa (Foundation)

Apply online only

The application portal will open later in the year. Please check back in May for application portal opening dates.



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