The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade is now accepting applications for the New Zealand Government Scholarship 2020. New Zealand scholarships are available for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Selected students will study at world-class universities in New Zealand. 

New Zealand foreign affairs and trade scholarship is a fully-funded international scholarship. It will cover full tuition fees, accommodation, living allowance, travel cost, travel insurance, medical insurance, textbooks, or other study materials expenses. It is the most competitive and best scholarship program for international students. 

New Zealand Government Scholarship builds potential leaders. The scholars leave with a world-class education, lifelong friendships, and vital skills to strengthen their careers and home countries.

New Zealand Government Scholarship 2020 Details:

Host Country:

  • New Zealand

Scholarship By:

  • New Zealand Foreign Affairs & Trade

Host Universities:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington

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Degree Level:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Ph.D

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Fields of Study:

  • Fields of study vary from country to country. Click here to check the complete list of available study areas/courses. 

Scholarship Value

  • Full Tuition Fees
  • Living Allowance of NZ$491 per week.
  • An Establishment Allowance of NZ$3000. This is to help with set-up costs in New Zealand. For example, you can use it for Accommodation expenses, textbooks, or other study materials.
  • Medical insurance when you are in New Zealand
  • Travel Tickets to and from your own country.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Round Airfare (one or two trips home, depending on the length of your scholarship.)
  • Help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for a New Zealand Scholarship, you must meet all of the eligibility criteria. You can complete the online questionnaire below to confirm whether you can apply.

 The Eligibility questionnaire will check in detail if you meet all of the eligibility criteria. The Eligibility questionnaire will check things such as:

  • Which country you hold citizenship in
  • How long you have been living in your home country
  • How much work experience you have
  • Whether we provide scholarships to your country

 You must complete the eligibility questionnaire before you can apply for a Scholarship.

New Zealand Government Scholarship List of Eligible Countries

Pacific Countries: 

  • Micronesia, Fiji*, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Eligible African Countries:

  • Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe 

Eligible Asian Countries:

  • Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam.

Eligible Caribbean Countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad, and Tobago.

Latin American Countries:

  • Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela.

New Zealand Scholarships Commonwealth Countries:

Africa Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
Caribbean Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent, and the Grenadines.
Asia Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia.
Pacific Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

How to Apply for New Zealand Scholarship 2020?

The New Zealand Scholarship application process differs depending on which country or region you are from. Applicants need to take an online eligibility questionnaire. 

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Application Deadline:

  •  Click on Application opening and closing dates for your country to check the application deadline of the New Zealand Government Scholarship. 


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