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Scholarships

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Universities value high-performing students and have many scholarship programs designed to attract the world's best and brightest to study in New Zealand.

IDP through its close relationship with New Zealand universities, provides you access to the latest scholarships and bursaries for international students. We make sure you know what's on offer and how to fund your university study.

Region/City

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria

Closing date

Auckland

Auckland University of Technology

Auckland Council Research Scholarship in Urban Economics

$3,000 or $1,500

At the time of application candidates must be enrolled or planning to enrol in a postgraduate programme at a New Zealand university (applicants may be enrolled as either full time or part time students). A thesis, dissertation, or research report must be a requirement of the postgraduate programme.

See website

Auckland

Auckland University of Technology

AUT-NCUK Excellence Scholarship

Varies depending on funding

High achieving full-fee paying international students enrolled in the NCUK New Zealand Global Education Pathway programmes

May and November each year

Auckland

Massey University 

Dilmah Tea International Study Award

$2,500

A new international student enrolling for a 1 year full-time undergraduate or a postgraduate course, being an employee or a family member of an employee of Dilmah Tea

See website

Auckland

Massey University

MBA Award

$2,000

Based on academic merit or with at least 5 years of full-time working experience

See website

Auckland

Otago Polytechnic 

Covid-19 Relief Scholarship

$2000 - $7000 or more

International students applying for postgraduate diploma, graduate diploma, bachelor, New Zealand diploma and certificate programmes at any of the three campuses or a master's degree at the Auckland campus.

See website

Waikato

University of Waikato

NZ School Leavers Scholarship

$10,000

 International students completing Year 13 at a NZ high school intending to enrol full-time in an undergraduate degree

See website

Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Drug Discovery and Development Scholarship

 $15,000

International students, must have an undergreaduate degree in Chemistry or a relevant subject with an average of at least a B+ in 300-level Chemistry, must be enrolling in a taught Master's program

15-Jan

Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver

15% - 20% discount on tuition fee

Must be a VUW international alumni returning for a full time postgraduate coursework, must have an offer of place on a full time undergraduate or postgraduate program. Based on academic merit.

Trimester 1: 1 February; Trimester 2: 1 June; Trimester 3: 1 October

Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington International Excellence Scholarship

$20,000 over three years paid towards tuition fees

International full-fee paying students; must have completed at least one full year at a NZ secondary school; must be enrolling in their first year of their first undergraduate degree; must have NCEA level 2 (or 3 if taken in Y12) endorsed with Excellence or equivalent in another qualification

1-Sep

Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

NZ International School Leaver Grant

$2,000

International students who have completed at least 1 full year at a secondary school within NZ; must also gain UE & admission to their program of study;

See website

Canterbury

Lincoln University

International Undergraduate Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

$5,000

Must be a new to Lincoln University International Student who is planning to enrol in a Bachelor's degree

31st October

Canterbury

Lincoln University

International Undergraduate Scholarship

$3,000

New international students who are studying undergraduate programmes. Based on academic merit.

See website

Canterbury

Lincoln University

International Taught Master Merit Scholarships

$7,000-$10,000

Based on academic merit.

See website

Canterbury

Lincoln University

University International School Leaver Scholarship

$10,000

Based on academic merit.

See website

Christchurch

University of Canterbury

UC International First Year Scholarship (Offshore and UCIC)

$15,000

Based on academic merit.

See website

Christchurch

University of Canterbury

UC International First Year Scholarship (School Leaver)

$15,000

Full-time enrolment in a first year of a programme for an undergraduate degree as an international student

See website

Christchurch

University of Canterbury

UC Hiranga Scholarship (School Leaver)

$5,000

Full-time enrolment in a first year of any undergraduate degree programme at the University of Canterbury, as an international student.

See website

Dunedin

University of Otago

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

$10,000 for tuition fees

International undergraduate students at the University of Otago, living in New Zealand, or studying online

See website

Dunedin

University of Otago

Otago International Excellence Scholarships

$10,000 for tuition fees

For international students commencing a coursework master’s degree, honours degree, or postgraduate diploma in Business, Humanities or Sciences

See website

Dunedin

University of Otago

International Pathway Scholarship 2022

$3,000 for tuition fees

International students enrolling in the University of Otago Pathway programme (Foundation Studies Certificate)for the first time, on campus or online from outside of New Zealand

Applications are accepted throughout the year

Dunedin

Otago Polytechnic

Covid-19 Relief Scholarship

$2,000 - $,7000 or more

International students applying for postgraduate diploma, graduate diploma, bachelor, New Zealand diploma and certificate programmes at any of the three campuses or a master's degree at the Auckland campus.

See website

Invercargill

Southern Institute of Technology

International Scholarship Scheme

20% reduction in tuition fees

Full-fee paying international students applying for a full time course of at least 120 credits

See website

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