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Save on your course fees with a little help from IDP and our partners.

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.

View scholarship opportunities below:

Massey University


Students enrolling in Business programmes on Palmerston North or Wellington campuses


$5,000 per 120 credits enrolled. If you're studying full time, this normally means $5,000 per year. You can keep getting this amount each year for your degree

Start Date:

Semenster 1 (February) or Semester 2 (July)

Closing date

30 November 2018


Top acheiving international students enrolled full-time in an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate programme offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  


$5,000 per year for up to NZ$20,000 for undergraduate programmes, and NZ$10,000 for postgraduate programmes.

Start Date:

Semester 1 or Semester 2

Closing date

A completed application must be received by 1st December 2018 for enrolments into Semester 1 the year after or by 1st May for enrolments into Semester 2 of the same year.


Students who have demonstrated academic excellence in Creative Arts subjects while studying in New Zealand or abroad for the following programmes:

Bachelor of Design (Hons)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons)

Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts

Bachelor of Creative Media Production

Bachelor of Commercial Music


$20,000 for a 4-year degree or NZD $15,000 for a 3-year degree.

Start Date:

Semester 1 or semester 2, 2019

Closing date

A completed application must be received by 1 October for guaranteed on campus accommodation, and by 1 December 2018 (Semester 1 start) or 1 May 2019 (Semester 2 start) for remaining applications (including those not requiring on campus accommodation). 

University of Canterbury


Recipients must be full-time international students who have completed a university entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a University of Canterbury undergraduate degree programme before the closing date for applications for the scholarship. 

By 1 March or by 15 August as applicable, an applicant must have applied to the University for admission to the BE(Hons) programme.


$15,000 per annum 


2 years 

Closing date:

1 March 2019


Available to full-time students who are citizens of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste or Vietnam, or who are holders of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards. Students may not also be New Zealand citizens or holders of New Zealand residence class visas. Applicants must have enrolled, or be intending to enrol, full time at the University of Canterbury in their second, third or fourth year of undergraduate university study in any discipline. 




1 year

Closing date:

28 February 2019

Individual terms and conditions apply for scholarships listed.

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