New Zealand Scholarships

Scholarship Name: New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

Deadline: Not Mentioned

Eligibility: 

  • Be international students
  • Hold an ‘A’ average or equivalent in their studies to date
  • Meet the requirements for entry into a research based doctoral degree programme at a New Zealand university. (Please note, this will include proof of English Language proficiency.)
  • Provide: An Educational Credential Evaluation (ECE) Certificate. See ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for further information including contact details for ECE and exceptions.
  • Provide evidence that they have been in contact with the relevant department of their chosen institution and discussed their proposed research, research interests and the availability of appropriate supervision.
  • Hold one of the following English language test scores, achieved no longer than two (2) years prior to the time of application:
  • An IELTS Academic Test with an overall score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6; or
  • A TOEFL test score of at least 575, including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English; or
  • A score of 233 in the Computer based TOEFL, including an Essay Writing score of 4.5; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – Grade B; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – Grade C Applications will be considered from international doctoral students who meet the above criteria, including those who have already applied for entry to a New Zealand university. A limited number of scholarships are available to students already enrolled at a New Zealand university

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: All NZ universities

Application process: 

How to Apply

  • Download the application form from www.newzealandeducated.com/scholarships, or contact your New Zealand High Commission, Embassy or Consulate for an application pack.
  • Complete the application form in English. Sign and date the form.
  • Attach the supporting documents as stipulated on the application form.
  • Send six copies of your application form and six copies of all supporting documents to: Postal Address Scholarships Manager Education New Zealand Trust PO Box 10-500 Wellington New Zealand Fax: +64 4 471 2828 Ph: +64 4 472 0788 Courier Address (from 15 April ‘06 onwards) Scholarships Manager Education New Zealand Trust 6th Floor, 138 The Terrace Wellington New Zealand Applications must be received by Education New Zealand no later than 15 July each year. In years where the 15th falls upon a weekend, applications will be accepted until 5pm the Monday immediately following the 15th. Please note that e-mailed applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Website link: http://www.inia.es/gcontrec/pub/NZIDRS-TC_Applicationform_1151923653328.pdf

Total amount allotted: The scholarship funding covers full tuition fees, a monthly living allowance (NZ$1500 per month), a travel allowance (NZ$2,000), a health insurance allowance (NZ$600), and a book and thesis allowance (NZ$800). Recipients who are travelling to New Zealand in order to take up the scholarship are also entitled to receive an establishment allowance (NZ$500). Funds are not available to support accompanying dependants.

Scholarship Name: New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

Deadline: Not Mentioned

Eligibility: –

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: University of Otago

Application process: –

Website link: https://www.otago.ac.nz/international/nzd_commonwealth.html

Total amount allotted: –

Scholarship Name: New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA)

Deadline: This scholarship is currently on hold due to COVID-19, please check back in early-2022 for information on future rounds

Eligibility: 

  • Be at least 18 years at the time of application
  • Hold current citizenship of India (and not be a citizen or Permanent Resident of New Zealand or Australia)
  • Hold a minimum equivalent GPA of B+ in your most recent or highest tertiary qualification
  • Hold an unconditional or conditional offer for the one of the NZEA eligible courses

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: 

  • AUT University
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • The University of Auckland
  • The University of Waikato
  • University of Otago
  • Victoria University of Wellington

Application process: 

  • To complete this application, you will need to upload the following documents:
  • Evidence of offer of place at a New Zealand university
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • All academic transcripts
  • Proof of Indian Citizenship and every other country for which you hold citizenship
  • You will also need to provide the names and emails of two referees to request references.

Website link: –

Total amount allotted: PG Scholarships: NZ 5,000 each; UG Scholarships: NZ 10,000 each

Scholarship Name: Palmerston North City Mayor’s Goodwill Ambassador Scholarship

Deadline: Not Mentioned

Eligibility: The Mayor’s Goodwill Ambassador Scholarship (MGAS), sponsored by the City Council of Palmerston North, is used to promote Palmerston North as a venue of study for international students and promote events/activities by international students in Palmerston North.

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Not Mentioned

Application process: For further information, please contact the institute website.

Website link: https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarship/details?scholarshipid=129545&institutionid=142407

Total amount allotted: NZ 1,000 towards the first year’s tuition

Scholarship Name: Lincoln University International Taught Master Merit Scholarships

Deadline: Not Mentioned

Eligibility: You must have at least a GPA of a B+ average in the last year of your bachelor’s degree to meet the requirements.

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Graduate students.

Application process: For further information, please contact the institute website.

Website link: https://www.lincoln.ac.nz/International-Students/International-Scholarships/

Total amount allotted: NZ$7,000-$10,000

Scholarship Name: University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: 21 November 2022 (Semester One intake) and 20 April 2022 (Semester Two intake)

Eligibility: New full-fee paying international students undertaking a PGDip or Masters of 120 points or more, excluding masters by thesis, or an undergraduate degree (with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications)     

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Postgraduate or undergraduate study

Application process: Apply on their official website

Website link: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship/university-of-auckland-international-student-excellence-scholarship-844-all.html

Total amount allotted: Up to $10,000 towards compulsory tuition fees

Scholarship Name: University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: Applications 2022 can be submitted at any time

Eligibility: This Scholarship is intended to support talented international students who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato.

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: University of Waikato Undergraduate and postgraduate program

Application process: Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Website link: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships/s/university-of-waikato-international-excellence-scholarship

Total amount allotted: Up to NZD$10,000 towards tuition fees

Scholarship Name: Univesity of Canterbury

Deadline: 15 October

Eligibility: 1 The scholarship is tenable for an enrolment of up to 120 points, by full-time and part-time1 students who are enrolled at the University

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: 

  • A programme for a master’s degree that includes a thesis, dissertation, or research project with a credit weighting of at least 90 points relating to the energy field in the broadest sense
  • A programme for an MEngSt (Renewable Energy) degree that includes a 30-point research project

Application process: Applications must be made online at the Scholarships website2 by 15 October

Website link:  https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarshipsforms/regulations/Orion_Master%E2%80%99s_Energy_Scholarship.pdf

Total amount allotted: $16500

Scholarship Name: University of Otago International Master’s Research Scholarship

Deadline: Applicants can apply anytime

Eligibility: Applicants must be: obtaining their first Master’s qualification international students undertaking a thesis-based Master’s

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Masters Research Programs

Application process: Masters Research Programs

Website link: https://www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/database/otago014691.html

Total amount allotted: NZ$15,000 stipend per annum plus a tuition fee waiver for 1 year capped at the domestic rate for Master’s study

Scholarship Name: University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: 21 November 2022 (Semester One intake) and 20 April 2022 (Semester Two intake)

Eligibility: New full-fee paying international students undertaking a PGDip or Masters of 120 points or more, excluding masters by thesis, or an undergraduate degree (with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications)

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: postgraduate study or undergraduate study

Application process: Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply. 21 November (Semester One intake) and 20 April (Semester Two intake)

Website link:  https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship/university-of-auckland-international-student-excellence-scholarship-844-all.html

Total amount allotted: Up to $10,000 for either postgraduate study or undergraduate study

Scholarship Name: Faculty of Arts International Masters Degree Scholarship

Deadline: 11 May 2022 (Semester Two) and 31 October 2022 (Semester One)

Eligibility: Full-time masters degree in the Faculty of Arts

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: University of Auckland, Masters degree

Application process: Apply on their official website 11 May (Semester Two) and 31 October (Semester One)

Website link: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship/faculty-of-arts-international-masters-degree-scholarship-742-art.html

Total amount allotted: up to $10,000 towards tuition fees.

Scholarship Name: George Terry Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Not Mentioned

Eligibility: 

  • Be enrolled in a specific programme
  • Be in the first year of your postgraduate qualification

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Massey University

Application process: When considering our recipients we will look at your academic background and intended study area. We will also consider other scholarships and awards you hold. Tenure – 1 year application dates- January 23 2022 to March 10 2022

Website link: https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/scholarship-bursary-award_home.cfm?id=237B99CF-4652-4702-B5AA-D0E9D6AD9241

Total amount allotted: The value of the scholarship is determined each year from the interest earned on the capital. The scholarship is offered as funds permit and the tenure is for a single academic year

Scholarship Name: MBA Awards

Deadline: January 1 2022 to December 31 2022

Eligibility: Eligibility will be determined at time of application with awards offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Massey University

Application process: Apply on their website Application Dates January 1 2021 to December 31 2021

Website link: https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/scholarship-bursary-award_home.cfm?id=B06BB9ED-7088-4BE6-8F47-0883A37D235A

Total amount allotted: (up to $6,000 if you meet all the criteria)

Scholarship Name: Massey University Master’s Research Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 2021 to February 15 2022

Eligibility: Be enrolling full time or part-time in a 90 credit or more research component of a master’s degree with a start date which aligns with the scholarship regulations

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Massey University

Application process: When choosing our recipient, we will consider your academic achievements in the course component of your master’s degree. We will also consider your supervisor’s evaluation and the alignment of your research with the University strategy. April 1 2021 to July 1 2021

Website link: https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/scholarship-bursary-award_home.cfm?id=D1B85651-22AA-4E03-8D98-FE72A4C11E0F

Total amount allotted: $15000

Scholarship Name: Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver

Deadline: Trimester 1: 1 February; Trimester 2: 1 June; Trimester 3: 1 October

Eligibility: The fees waiver is open to any Victoria University of Wellington international alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study, Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme and Study Abroad students transferring to a full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate programme. Graduate Certificates, Postgraduate Certificates, Certificate of Proficiency, PhD and EPP students are not eligible to apply.

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Victoria University of Wellington

Application process: 

  • A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  • Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
  • To apply online for the Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver for Trimester 2, 2021, please click on the link below:
  • Apply online for study in Tri 2, 2021
  • To apply online for the Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver for Trimester 3, 2021, please click on the link below:
  • Apply online for study in Tri 3, 2021
  • Trimester 1: 1 February; Trimester 2: 1 June; Trimester 3: 1 October

Website link: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/scholarships/current/global-alumni-graduate-fees-discount-scholarship

Total amount allotted: The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver is a 15%-20% reduction on the first year tuition fees available to Victoria University of Wellington international alumni paying international tuition fees transferring to a full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington. This includes Study Abroad and those returning for a full duration postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Scholarship Name: Master of Engineering Practice paid industry or research project

Deadline: Not Mentioned

Eligibility: All international students in the Master of Engineering Practice programme undertake a paid industry or research project.

Participating Universities/Acceptable Programs: Victoria University of Wellington

Application process: (only applied to final trimester of study).

Website link: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/international/scholarships-fees/scholarship

Total amount allotted: NZ$10,000

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