Scholarships in New Zealand

There are number of scholarships, grants and bursaries are available which can help international students financially to study in this country. The New Zealand government, corporations, universities, and some private organizations provide financial assistance to international students.

Scholarships in New Zealand are offered on the basis of merit-based, need-based, student-specific or course-specific grants and the scholarship amount does vary depending on the course and the profile of the student. The Country’s scholarships are meant to form a group of well-educated and highly proficient people who can contribute to generate sustainable growth in developing countries. Scholarships also help to build strong and enduring links between New Zealand and partner countries.

Students are advised to check the universities they are applying for the latest updates.

New Zealand Scholarships intakes:

Major intakesMinor intakes
February and JulyApril, September and November

 

Depending on the funding organization, there are several types of scholarships for International students to take benefit from.

Some of the New Zealand scholarships for Indian students are:

Government Scholarships:

Government scholarships include following financial support:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Living allowance (stipend) for basic living expenses–NZ$480 per week.
  • Establishment allowance for accommodation and other study expenses–NZ$3000.
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Travel allowance, to and fro air fare at the start of the scholarship and at the end of the scholarship.
  • Assistance with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate research students
  • New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)
    Course: PhD
    Scholarship amount: University tuition fees plus annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax-free) per annum, along with health insurance coverage up to NZ$600 per annum.
  • New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships for
    o Master’s Degree (1 – 2 years)
    o PhD (up to 3.5 years)
  • New Zealand International Undergraduate Fees Scholarship (NZIUFS)
  • Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship
  • New Zealand Development Scholarships

International Organisations:

  • BayerBoost Environmental Scholarship Scheme
  • R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Bickerton- Widdowson Trust Memorial Scholarship
  • LEARN Scholarships

Institutions:

  • The University of Canterbury’s College of Engineering Scholarship
  • Victoria Master’s Scholarship
  • University of Canterbury Dean’s Award
  • Lincoln University Academic Scholarships

UNIVERSITIES SCHOLARSHIPS

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON

  • Victoria Doctoral Scholarships
    Scholarship amount
    : $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees
  • Victoria Master’s (by thesis) Scholarship
    Scholarship amount
    : $15,000 plus domestic tuition fees
  • Victoria Doctoral Submission Scholarship
    Scholarship amount
    :$2000 per month for up to three months

UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO

  • Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship
    Course
    : Any undergraduate programme.
    Scholarship amount is up to $10,000 per annum
  • Victoria Masters Scholarships
    Courses
    : Research-focused Master’s degree.
    Scholarship amount: $15,000 stipend + domestic fees.
  • University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship
    Courses
    : Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught)
    Scholarship amount: $5,000 stipend.
  • University of Waikato International scholarships
    Courses
    : Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught)
    Scholarship amount: NZ$5,000 applied to tuition fees.

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

  • University of Otago International Research Masters Scholarships
    Course
    : Post graduation.
    Scholarship amount NZ$13,000 stipend per annum + tuition fees waiver
  • Bamforth Postgraduate Scholarship
    Courses
    : Postgraduate.
    Scholarship amount: $13,000 per year + tuition fee waiver.
  • Daniel Taylor Senior Scholarship in Philosophy
    Courses
    : Philosophy Master’s thesis students
    Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education
    Courses
    : Master’s thesis student.
    Scholarship amount: $13,000 plus tuition fee
  • DuffusLubecki Scholarship in Applied Science
    Courses
    : Postgraduate study in Applied Science.
    Scholarship amount: $13,000
  • John Edmond Postgraduate Scholarship for Industrial Research in Chemistry
    Courses
    : Master’s students studying Chemistry.
    Scholarship amount: $13,000
  • Waddell Smith Postgraduate Scholarship in Education
    Courses
    : Postgraduate study in Education.
    Scholarship amount: $2,000

MASSEY UNIVERSITY

  • Massey University High Achiever scholarships
    Course
    : for full-time undergraduate study.
    Scholarship amount :$3,000 per annum

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY

  • UC International First Year Scholarships
    Course
    : Undergraduate degree programme.
    Scholarship amount :The scholarship values of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000

AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

  • University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships
    Scholarship amount: $6,000 to $20,000 for three years.
  • University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships
    Courses
    : Doctoral.
    Scholarship amount: $27,300 p.a. (tax-free) + cost of your compulsory fees
  • Barry Spicer and Owen G Glenn PhD Scholarships
    Courses
    : PhD
    Scholarship amount: Up to $30,000
  • William Chick Doctoral Scholarship in Architecture
    Courses
    : PhD
    Scholarship amount: $22,000
  • The Murray Wren Doctoral Scholarship in Architecture
    Courses
    : PhD
    Scholarship amount: $27,000
  • Van-Thanh Nguyen Postgraduate Engineering Scholarship
    Courses
    : Postgraduate.
    Scholarship amount: $10,000
  • Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship
    Courses
    : PhD.
    Scholarship amount: $25,000