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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.

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.

Institution Name

Scholarship Name


Auckland University of Technology

New Zealand Scholarship Programme

Full tuition fees + living expenses and allowances

Lincoln University

Lincoln University Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

up to NZ$5,000


International Taught Master Merit Scholarship

up to NZ$10,000 on certain master programs including finance, accounting and tourism management

Massey University


College of Humanities and Social Sciences International

up to NZ$20,000 for undergraduate programs and NZ$10,000 for postgraduate programs

The University of Auckland

University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship

up to NZ$10,000 for any undergraduate or postgraduate program


Faculty of Arts International Masters Degree Scholarship

up to NZ$10,000 for a masters degree in the faculty of arts

The University of Canterbury

UC International First Year Scholarship

up to NZ$20,000 for the first year of any undergraduate program


UC College of Engineering International Scholarship

up to NZ$15,000 for any undergraduate engineering program

The University of Otago

New Zealand Excellence Awards

up to NZ$5,000 for postgraduate programs and NZ$10,000 for undergraduate programs


Master of Finance Scholarship

NZ$10,000 for a masters in finance program

The University of Waikato


University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarships

NZ$10,000 for the first year of any postgraduate or undergraduate program

Victoria University of Wellington

Tongarewa Scholarship

up to NZ$10,000 for any undergraduate or postgraduate program


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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