scholarships in new zealand


Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the New Zealand government and various private and public establishments as well. Also, all universities & colleges have their own list of scholarships for Indian students

The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score; however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage. Keep in mind that every scholarship has its own eligibility criteria.

The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures.

Note: You may experience higher competition when you apply for government scholarship as they are limited.

Outlined below are some popular scholarship programs you can apply to as an Indian student:

Name of Scholarship Description
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship

For students who want to study master’s degree or PhD can try for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). The plan will cover tuition fee, living, travel and health insurance, and establishment allowance. For more details
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New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) These scholarships is funded by Education New Zealand (ENZ) and New Zealand universities catering to Indian students. The number of scholarships in PG programs is 28 and in UG is 3. The value of this scholarship is NZ 5,000 each for PG course and NZ 10,000 each for UG course. For more details
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Palmerston North City Mayor's Goodwill Ambassador Scholarship City Council of Palmerston North for promoting Palmerston North as a favorable location for international students. It is provided for career-based/vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate courses. The value of the scholarship: NZD 1,000 towards the first year's tuition. For more details
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New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) These scholarships are for Indian students who wish to pursue a PhD in New Zealand funded by the New Zealand government, Inclusions under this award are university tuition fee, associated student levies, living stipend (up to NZ$25,000 tax-free) and health insurance coverage (up to NZ$600 annually) for three years. Please Note: The amount can vary as per different education providers from time to time . For more details
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This is an indicative list, please consult our student counselor for details and best available options suited to your profile

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