Application are now open for the New Zealand Scholarships For International Students for the 2021/2022 academic year. The New Zealand Government offers full tertiary scholarships for eligible international students to study full time at a New Zealand education institution or a Pacific university.
Application Deadline: 28th of February/ 27th of March 2021
Host Institutions: Eligible New Zealand universities and institutes of technology
Degree Level: Bachelors/Masters/PhD
Number of Scholarships:Not Specified
Scholarship Value/ Benefits: The scholarships include full tuition fees, a living allowance (NZ$491 per week), an establishment allowance (NZ$3000), medical insurance when you are in New Zealand, travel to and from your own country and New Zealand at the start and end of your scholarship, travel insurance, travel home during your scholarship (one or two trips home are allowed, depending on the length of your scholarship), and help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students.
Eligible Nationalities: The New Zealand Scholarships For International Students are open to citizens of selected countries in the Pacific, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Carribbean as well as Commonwealth countries.
To apply for a full New Zealand Scholarship, applicant must be 18 years old or older when you start your scholarship. This means if you are 17 years of age when you apply, you must have your 18thbirthday before you start your scholarship in semester one.
Exception for Samoa:Scholars from Samoa can be 17 years of age when they commence their scholarship.
There is no upper age limit for applicants. This means if you are 18 and over, you can apply. However, applicants who are under 40 years of age are preferred for New Zealand Scholarships for university or tertiary students.
Student Visa Requirements
As part of the New Zealand Scholarships application process, you need to choose your preferred education institution and preferred courses. Scholarship applicants don’t need to apply for admission to their preferred education institution and courses but they need to check that they are likely to meet the minimum academic requirements and the minimum level of English required for their courses.
Course entry requirements are set by your chosen education institution so you must check minimum entry requirements on their website before you apply for a New Zealand Scholarship.
Each university or education institution sets the minimum level of English you need for your preferred courses, so check their website.
Generally, to study for a postgraduate qualification, you must have at least:
• an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
• a TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based test with a writing score of 21
• an overall PTE Academic score of 58 with no communicative skills score less than 50
• a Cambridge Academic English (advanced) overall score of 176 with no bands less than 169.
Generally, to study for an undergraduate qualification, you must have at least:
• an overall IELTS score of 6.0 and no band less than 5.5
• a TOEFL score of 80 on the internet-based test with a writing score of 21
• Overall PTE Academic score of 50, with no communication skills score less than 42
• a Cambridge Academic English (advanced) overall score of 169 with no bands less than 162.
Contribution to their Country’s Development
Scholars are expected to contribute to their country’s social or economic development for two years after completing their scholarship study. The purpose of a New Zealand Scholarship is to fund the training of citizens from developing countries, so they can positively impact on their country’s development by sharing new skills and knowledge gained from their study. That is why scholars are expected to return home after their scholarship for at least two years to contribute to the social and economic development of their own country.
Work Experience Requirements
When assessing scholarship applications, applicants who want to study courses that align strongly with their current work experience and applicants who will continue working in their current job sector after they finish their scholarship are preferred.
Application Information: The New Zealand Scholarship application process differs depending on which country or region you are from. You can apply between the application opening and closing dates for your country as found in this page. Most countries have a closing date of 28 February 2021 or 27 March 2021 (for Commonwealth Countries),except Kiribati (20 March) and Samoa (TBC).
Kindly visit the official website for more information.