New Zealand Government Scholarship 2021

Earlier we shared with you the opportunity to apply for the fully-funded OASIS Scholarship of 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 2021. 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.

New Zealand Government Scholarships 2021 Details

  • Type of Opportunity: Scholarship
  • Applications: will open 1 February 2021
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Degree: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Open for: Specific Countries
  • Organizer: New Zealand Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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New Zealand Government 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 for New Zealand Government Scholarships 2021

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

  • 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

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

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 2021 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 Commonwealth Scholarships Countries

Eligible 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 1A: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, ArgentinaB: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, BrazilC: Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, CubaD: Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican RepublicE: Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, EthiopiaF: FijiG: Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, GuyanaH-K: Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, KenyaL: Lao PDR, LesothoM: Malawi, Malaysia, Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau), Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, MyanmarN: Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, NiueP-R: Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, RwandaS: St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa (Open Category), Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, SurinameT: Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, TuvaluU-Z: Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, ZimbabweApply online onlyOpens: Saturday 1 February 2020, 12.01 am NZ Time.Closes: Friday 28 February 2020, 12.00 pm NZ Time.
Group 2KiribatiPaper applications can be collected from the New Zealand High Commission.Applications must be submitted to the New Zealand High Commission. New Zealand High CommissionPO Box 53Bairiki, Tarawa Tel: +686 21400Fax: +686 21402 Unique process with paper formOpens: Monday 10 February 2020, 9.00 am local time.Closes: Friday 20 March 2020 4.00 pm local time.
Group 3 Samoa (Foundation)Apply online onlyOpens: Monday 6 July 2020, 12.00 am NZ Time.Closes: Wednesday 5 August 2020, 12.00pm NZ Time.
Group 4 Commonwealth countriesUnique process with paper formOpens: Monday 3 February 2020, 12.01 am NZ Time.Closes: Friday 27 March 2020, 12.00 pm NZ Time.
opening and closing dates for New Zealand Government Scholarship

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

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