Scholarships to Study in New Zealand

World-famous for its friendly people, spectacular landscapes, educational excellence and relaxed lifestyle, New Zealand is a great place for international students to pursue their higher education.

As per the data of 2019, around 1385 Nepalese students are pursuing their masters or bachelors in New Zealand. This number has even surpassed France’s count owing to the availability of surplus scholarships in New Zealand universities & other educational institutions.

Scholarships for Nepalese students in New Zealand include:

  • Full-fledged tuition fees
  • A living allowance (NZ$491 per week approx.)
  • An establishment allowance (NZ$3000 approx.),
  • Medical insurance when you are in New Zealand
  • Travel allowance during the course tenure (allowed based on the length of scholarship)

Read more and know about the government offered scholarships in New Zealand for international students:

New Zealand Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study

  • This study abroad scholarship option is available for all international students who wish to study a full-time course at a New Zealand education institution or a Pacific university.
  • Eligibility requirements to avail of this scholarship vary from a university to university.

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

  • One of the New Zealand Government’s administered scholarships for international students in Nepal to undertake PhD courses.
  • International students must not hold PR/ citizenship status in Australia to be eligible for this New Zealand Scholarship.

New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships for Pacific and Timor-Leste citizens

This is a short term scholarship in New Zealand for skill-based training and on-the-job work experience for workers from eligible Pacific countries.

New Zealand English Language Training for Officials Scholarships (NZELTO)

This is a unique scholarship for the government officials from eligible African and Asian countries to come to New Zealand for the English language training.

We at AECC Global provide you with information and steps to receive scholarships from both government and private universities. The private universities which offer study abroad scholarships in New Zealand for international students are:

S.N.InstituteScholarship NameAmount / DescEligibilityTerms
1Otago PolytechnicInternational Scholarship for 2020 for Auckland CampusNZ $ 4,000 (each year for three years)
*For second and third years, the student must achieve B Average in the previous year NZ $ 4,000 (each year for two years)
*For second year, the student must achieve B Average in the first Year Graduate Diploma NZ$ 1600 Post Graduate Diploma & Master’s NZ $ 1600
Student application must be done online
For bachelor and diploma programmes, students must get minimum B GPA to be eligible for the following year.
Scholarships cannot be combined. The highest scholarship is applicable.
Auckland campus only
March 2020 enrolments only. Students must start the programme on March 2020 intake.
Subject to class capacity.
Students must not apply for RPL/cross credits.
2Southern Institutes of Technology2020 Scholarships Scheme20% discount on all the tuition fees for 2020Min 60%Student must Commence in 2020 Applicable to all countries where the duration the programme of the study in over one academic year, the scholarship then applies to all the consecutive years of study prescribed for the qualification(i.e all three years of a bachelor’s degree)
3University of WaikatoUniversity of Waikato International Excellence ScholarshipUp to NZD$10,000 towards tuition feesB+Talented international students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and the potential to become global ambassadors for the University of Waikato. Applicants must be intending to enrol at UoW for the first time in either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and must have received a conditional or unconditional Offer of Place from UoW.
4WITTRegional ScholarshipNZ$ 2000 with 4 week free Accomodation60%
5Aspire 2 InternationalIELTSUP NZ$ 1000 Discount50%
6The University of CanterburyInternational First Year Scholarship$10,000, $15,000 or $20,000Eligible candidates must be full-fee-paying international students .They must be completing, or have completed on or after 1 January of the year before the year of application, a University Entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a University of Canterbury undergraduate degree programme.
Applicants, by the closing date for the round in which they are applying, must have applied for admission to the University.
7NMITAll Bachelor Degree ScholarshipNZ$ 300060%This offer applies to international students enrolling at NMIT for the first time.This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer.The $3,000 scholarship offer only applies to the Bachelor’s Degree programmes and intake dates listed above.Students must arrive in time for the start of their chosen programme.
8Lincoln UniversityInternational taught master merit scholarships Lincoln UniversityNZ $7000 –NZ$10,000B+ averageQualifying international students will be awarded with a scholarship of NZ $7000 –NZ$10,000 towards the overall cost of their study in one of the 180 credit taught master’s programmes. The last year of their bachelor’s degree to meet requirements.