New Zealand Government has announced a fully-funded scholarship for international students. The scholarship will cover educational, living travelling expenses also provide other benefits.
This program aims to finance the training of citizens of developing countries so that when they return, they can have a positive impact on the development of the country an the world.
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Fields of Study
• Undergraduate Degree (3-4 years)
• Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
• Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
• Master’s Degree (1-2 years)
• PhD (3.5 years)
Students can choose one of the following in any course at the University of New Zealand on a New Zealand government-sponsored scholarship:
Place of Study
- 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
To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria.
Age Requirements: Applicants must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the scholarship. This means that you can apply at age 17, but you must be 18 before starting your scholarship in the first semester. There is no upper age limit for the candidates to apply. However, this program prefers applicants who are under 40 years old.
Immigration and Visa Requirements: Students should meet student visa requirements according to the New Zealand Government. If the scholarship recipient does not get a student visa, the scholarship will be withdrawn.
Also Read: New Zealand Pathway Student Visa Pilot
English language requirements: Check if you meet the academic entry requirements and English language requirements at your admission university. Applicants are not required to provide English language test marks while applying. If you are shortlisted, then all you need is a test score.
After the completion of this scholarship program, the scholars are expected to return to their home country at the end of their studies for a minimum period of two years to contribute to the social or economic development of their country.
The application form contains a questionnaire which will examine things such as:
- Which country do you hold citizenship in?
- How long have you been living in your home country?
- How much work experience you have?
- Whether your country is eligible for the scholarships?
The Applicants should commit his/her own country to serve for at least two years after full filling their Degree in New Zealand.
Benefits of the Program
- New Zealand will sponsor their total full tuition fees.
- Living allowance (a stipend) of NZ$491 per week. This will help a scholar in basic living expenses, but it is not enough to cover the cost of living of any family members.
- Allowance of NZ$3000 to help with set-up costs in New Zealand such as accommodation expenses, textbooks, or other study materials.
- Medical Insurance when you are in New Zealand.
- Travel costs for travel from your country at the beginning of the scholarship, and return travel at the end of your scholarship.
- Travel Insurance.
- Travel home during your scholarship ( one or two trips home, depending on the length of your award).
- The scholarship will also help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students.
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English Language Requirement
- When you apply for a New Zealand scholarship, you do not have to sit the English language test or show English language test scores.
- If the applicant has passed an IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic or Cambridge Academic English (Advanced) exam during the last 12 months, your university or educational institution may accept these test scores.
- The following test scores for English aptitude test are accepted:
- IELTS (the International English Language Testing System)
- TOEFL (the Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- PTE Academic (the Pearson Test of English Academic)
- Cambridge Academic English (advanced).
- The New Zealand scholarship application process varies depending on which country or region. Candidates can apply for their country between the opening and closing dates.
- Applicants strongly recommend checking the student visa requirements on the relevant immigration website here.
- Applicants need to contact a nominated agency in their country to request a paper application form. Contact details provided by each enrollment agency can be found here (PDF).
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The candidate needs the following documents to submit for New Zealand scholarship application:
- A copy of your academic records or transcripts, showing your grades
- The grading scale of your education institution
- Statement of purpose
- Translations of the documents into English.
At this stage, your educational record does not need to be verified by an officer. The verified documents are signed by a lawyer, a notary public or a Justice of the Peace. Their signature confirms that your academic record is genuine.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
Top Universities in New Zealand
|Top Universities||Tuition Fees|
|University of Auckland||33,688 NZD|
|Auckland University of Technology||30,660 NZD|
|Victoria University of Wellington||29,154 NZD|
|Waikato University||23,170 NZD|
|University of Otago||27,700 NZD|
|University of Canterbury||29,550 NZD|
|Unitec Institute of Technology||22,190 NZD|
|Southern Institute of Technology||22,445 NZD|
|Wintec – Waikato Institute of Technology||25,190 NZD|