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Want to Study in New Zealand with Scholarships? Yes, You Can!

Many people want to study in New Zealand. Its extraordinarily beautiful nature and calm, peaceful atmosphere will indeed support us to focus on studying and achieving higher education degrees.

New Zealand universities offer world-class education, as evidenced by their top 3% ranking among all globally accredited universities. Not only that, they also tops the chart of best 50 universities in the world for 22 different courses, and occupies the top 100 for 39 (possibly 46) study programs.

Tuition fees in New Zealand

As described in the official website for Study in New Zealand, tuition fees in this country starts from NZD 12,425 for certification levels such as Certificate in Computing. For most Bachelor's degrees, fees are around NZD 22,000-32,000 where the costs of some majors such as Veterinary Medicine tend to be higher. In addition, for the Postgraduate level you have to prepare NZD 26,000 - 37,000 except for higher majors such as the Postgraduate Diploma program in Veterinary Science which costs around NZD 45,320.

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Scholarships available in New Zealand

In New Zealand, there are 8 state universities that are also IDP partners. They are:

  1. University of Auckland
  2. Auckland University of Technology
  3. The University of Waikato
  4. Massey University
  5. Victoria University of Wellington
  6. University of Canterbury
  7. Lincoln University
  8. The University of Otago

If you want to find a college scholarship to New Zealand, you can look for scholarships offered directly by the university. At large, you can get an education fund worth thousands of New Zealand dollars which is very helpful in financing your studies.

For example, there are International Student Excellence Scholarships from the University of Auckland and International Excellence Scholarships from the University of Waikato which offer tuition fee waivers up to NZD 10,000 at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. There’s also University of Otago International Master's Research Scholarship that offers NZ$15,000 stipend per year plus a tuition fee waiver for 1 year.

Other than the universities themselves, the government, specifically New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) also has New Zealand Scholarship program for international students.

What are the conditions?

Requirements vary. For example you have to pay full tuition in advance for a particular program, show high achievements, or potential to become an ambassador for the sponsoring institution.

But please remember, scholarships from universities for international students usually do not cover the full costs of your studies. In the education world, it’s known as partial scholarship, which only covers some portion (partially) of the study costs. When searching for information, you can search for bursaries or award keywords, and of course, scholarships.

Before the registration period is closed, you can try to pursue the scholarship requirements. For more information, you can check the official website respectively.

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