Want to study in New Zealand for free but don’t know the currently funded fellowships available to aid you to study abroad?
Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of scholarships currently available in New Zealand for international students from developing countries. Continue to read to learn more about these scholarships.
New Zealand Scholarships – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
The scholarships are offered to international students who wish to study in New Zealand. Citizens of certain developing countries who wish to pursue post-secondary education in New Zealand are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
However, the goal of MFAT’s scholarship programs is to improve selected persons’ skills, training, and knowledge, allowing them to contribute to the long-term development of crucial sectors in their home country.
List of Countries that are eligible (MFAT website)
New Zealand Scholarship
International students who meet the criteria can apply for full tertiary scholarships in New Zealand for undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Also, Applicants who select one of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s recommended subjects will be given priority.
What information should you include in your application?
You must describe the following items as part of the application process:
- How one of the available study subjects relates to your preferred course of study
- The knowledge and skills you want to gain from your chosen courses
- What role do these abilities and knowledge play in the development of your country?
When to start your application process
In most cases, applications open in February. The MFAT website lists the country-specific opening and closing dates.
Ph.D. candidates from the Pacific Islands
Ph.D. applicants from the Pacific Island region should also check out the AUT scholarships database for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee AUT Doctoral Scholarship.
Scholarships from the Commonwealth
Commonwealth Scholarships are also available to students from developing Commonwealth countries who wish to pursue postgraduate studies (master’s and Ph.D.) in New Zealand.
In addition, Contact AUT’s New Zealand Scholarships Officer for more information on these scholarships and studying in New Zealand: firstname.lastname@example.org