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New Zealand Government Scholarship 2023-2024

Earlier we shared with you the opportunity to apply for the fully-funded Australia Awards. Today we share with you another great fully-funded scholarship opportunity which happens to be the neighbors of Australia, you may have guessed it already Scholarships are available now in New Zealand as applications are open now to apply for the New Zealand Government Scholarships 2023-2024. International students from many countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships. These scholarships are funded and organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand.

Students and researchers can apply for this Scholarship by New Zealand Government for Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. in any institution in New Zealand. outstanding students from around the globe can win this scholarship opportunity by New Zealand Government. If You have great academic records and meet all the requirements for the New Zealand Government Scholarship, then you should not miss this amazing scholarship opportunity. You do not need to provide English language test scores when you apply for a New Zealand Scholarship, if you are shortlisted for the scholarship then you need to provide English language test scores.

The opportunities provided by New Zealand Government aims to develop the skills, knowledge, and networks of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries. Due to COVID, only Pacific Region’s students are eligible to apply in New Zeeland under scholarship.


CountryNew Zealand
OrganizerNew Zealand Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Financial CoverageFully funded
Eligible NationalitiesSelected Countries
Available programsUndergraduates, Graduates, PhD, Diploma
DeadlineMarch 28, 2022
New Zealand Government Scholarship details

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Scholarship Benefits

Successful candidates who gets the scholarship receive following benefits,

  • Full Tuition fee is covered under this scholarship
  • A weekly stipend of NZ$491
  • Establishment allowance of NZ$3000 to help with set-up costs in New Zealand.
  • Medical insurance
  • Return Travel Ticket
  • Travel Insurance
  • Allowance for research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students
  • Travel home during your scholarship (We allow for one or two trips home, depending on the length of your scholarship)

Requirements to Apply

Following are the basic eligibility criteria for this scholarship program,

  • Must be from eligible list of countries
  • Applicants must be from 18 to 40 years old at the start of the study
  • Postgraduate scholarship applicants or applicants, who finished high school a few years ago, must have relevant work experience.One Year fulltime or Two years part Time.
  • Must meet New Zealand Student visa requirements
  • Candidates meet all the course requirements before applying
  • Candidates have received an offer or acceptance from any host universities in New Zealand.
  • PhD scholarship applicants should look for and email suitable PhD supervisors at New Zealand universities.
  • Candidates must provide English Proficiency Certificate if they get the scholarship.
  • For Candidates applying for Phd program, needs to submit Research Proposal
  • Candidates must provide Study Plan for Masters Degree
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Motivation Letter

Duration of Program

Duration of the scholarship program depends on the type of degree you want to study, details given as follows,

  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Master’s Degree (1-2 years)
  • PhD (up to 3.5 years)

Eligible Countries for New Zealand Governement Schoalrship

Usually New Zeeland accepts appllications from students from following countries but due to Covid students from Pacific Area are only eligible to apply,

Asian countries

Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam

African countries

Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe 

Caribbean countries

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

Latin American countries

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela

Pacific countries (Only This Region Eligible For This Year)

Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship is available to citizens of these countries in the Commonwealth:

AfricaBotswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
CaribbeanBelize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
AsiaBangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia.
PacificCook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
New Zealand Government Scholarships Eligible Countries

Host Universities

Under New Zeeland Government Scholarship for Tertiary International Students can study in following universities,

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Unitec Institute of Technology
  • Wintec – Waikato Institute of Technology


Last date to apply for New Zealand Government Scholarship depends upon the country your are applying,

Application GroupEligible countriesForm typeDates
Group 1Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau), Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa (Open Category), Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, VanuatuApply online onlyThe application portal will be open from 12.00am Monday 28 February to 12.00pm Monday 28 March (New Zealand Time)
Group 2 Samoa (Foundation)Apply online onlyThe application portal will open later in the year. Please check back in May for application portal opening dates.
New Zealand Government Scholarship deadlines

Required Documents

  • A certified copy of original formal degree graduation certificate and, if not in English, a certified translation of the degree.
  • A certified copy of original formal academic transcript/s and, if not in English, a certified translation copy of the transcripts.
  • a certified copy of a citizenship document
  • a certified copy of the original birth certificate and, if not in English, a certified translation
  • a curriculum vitae (CV) briefly detailing work history and responsibilities
  • referee reports: at least one academic referee report and at least one other referee report (e.g. a work supervisor). Master’s by Research or PhD applicants should provide two academic referee reports.
  • a certified copy of original English language test.
  • For PhD candidates evidence that the applicant has received in-principle support for their research topic from a potential supervisor.
  • Covid vaccination ertificate

How to Apply For New Zealand Government Scholarship

Candidates can apply for Government Scholarship by New Zealand either online or by mail to nominating agency,

For Common Wealth Countries

Candidates from common wealth countries can apply by sending their complete application to the nominating agencies in their countries,

Application Form For New Zealand Common Wealth Scholarship

contact common wealth nominating agency in your country for application form.

Students from all other countries have to apply online

Click Here to Apply Online

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