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Scholarships Available in New Zealand

Discover the different scholarships in universities in New Zealand that Indonesian students can apply for.

New Zealand is home to many good universities that are recognised globally. While there are only 8 universities, all of them are in the top 500 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2020.

Known for having smaller class sizes for more focused attention from professors, students choose New Zealand for a balance of costs, quality education and travel opportunities across the country.

Many universities in New Zealand including the New Zealand government itself offer a variety of scholarships. One such example is the New Zealand Government Scholarship where Indonesian students can apply for which covers the full tuition fees as well as allowances for living expenses and accommodation.

Quality Scholarships & Benefits Studying In New Zealand

Apart from a variety of scholarships, studying in New Zealand brings many benefits that go beyond financial aid. These include:

  • Obtain internationally recognised degrees that will allow you to access better job opportunities and career advancements.
  • The ability to study and work up in part-time jobs and internships for work experience. Students can work up to 20 hours per week.
  • Upon graduation from a New Zealand university, students can stay and work in the country for up to 3 years with a post-study work visa.
  • New Zealand is a safe and peaceful country, ranking the 2nd out of 163 countries in the 2019 Global Peace Index.
  • Improve your English language skills, experience a unique culture and enjoy many travelling opportunities in cities and in nature.

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* Partial Scholarship Information from IDP’s Educational Institutions Partners may change at any time without notice and it is possible that this article has not been updated in accordance with these changes. Please contact the IDP Education office for more information by filling out the form on this page!

* IDP is not a scholarship provider. IDP is an overseas educational consulting agency. IDP Education counselors can guide you to get a Letter of Acceptance from Educational Institutions and Universities in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, and New Zealand as your first step to study abroad.

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List Of Scholarships For Indonesians Looking To Study In New Zealand

Below is a list of some of the scholarships offered in New Zealand Universities.

University of Canterbury, NZ

University of Canterbury, NZ

Scholarship Name


UC International First Year Scholarship

NZ $15K for 1st year Undergraduate students

UC College of Engineering International scholarship

NZ $15k for 1st Year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

Scholarship Name


Tongarewa Scholarship

NZ$5,000 or NZ$10,000 available to undergraduate and postgraduate students

University of Otago

University of Otago

Scholarship Name


Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship for International students(Undergraduate)

NZD$ 10,000 for tuition fees

This scholarship will be awarded to all eligible international students who are offered a place in an eligible programme and will be starting full-time, full-year, undergraduate study

University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship

NZD$ 10,000 towards fees in the first instance

The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

Scholarship Name


Fee Discount

20% discount available to international students

International Excellence Scholarship

Up to $20,000 (NZD)

Apart from university-specific scholarships, the New Zealand Government also scholarships that Indonesian students can apply for based on merit.

New Zealand Government Scholarship

The New Zealand Government Scholarship is awarded to high performing students to study in New Zealand for the entire duration of their course. The award is generous that includes full tuition fees, a living allowance, accommodation allowances, medical insurance and travel cost.

The scholarship can be awarded for both undergraduate or postgraduate programs.

In addition, for recipients of the scholarship, your chosen university will organise your travel to your study location and the accommodation.

Wondering which scholarships in New Zealand to apply for? We can help! Let us guide you through the entire process including your course selection and visa application. Speak to our education specialist for free today.

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