New Zealand Government AID Scholarships 2023

The New Zealand Government has launched the New Zealand Aid Scholarships Program 2023 for students from Commonwealth nations and international students who wish to pursue higher education in New Zealand.

The scholarship permits students to enroll in undergraduate, PhD, master’s, and postgraduate level programmes in any field of study offered by the New Zealand Government (in different universities in New Zealand).

New Zealand Government Scholarship
New Zealand Government Scholarship

The deadline to submit an application for this scholarship is 28 February/27 March (year) deadline and offers fully funded awards to successful applicants.
The New Zealand Government offers international students and students from Commonwealth nations the option to complete their studies in any discipline at one of the country’s institutions on a full scholarship.

More Latest Scholarships:

    International Students: New Zealand Aid Scholarships Program 2023 (Fully Funded): New Zealand Aid Scholarships Program 2023 is accessible to international students and residents of all Commonwealth nations.

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    student life in new zealand

    The grant allows students who have received their education at the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Lincoln University New Zealand, Massey University, University of Otago, University of Waikato, or Victoria University of Wellington to enrol in undergraduate, doctoral, bachelor’s, master’s, and postgraduate level programmes in a wide range of fields.

    These programmes are permitted based on the students’ ethnic backgrounds. The grant’s deadline is 28 February/27 March (Annual). For undergraduate, PhD, bachelor, master’s, and postgraduate level projects at the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Lincoln University New Zealand, Massey University, University of Otago, University of Waikato, and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Aid Program 2023 Scholarships are available.

    New Zealand residents from eligible countries may apply for scholarships. The New Zealand Government does not provide educational subsidies to you if your nation is not listed.
    Undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines of study that are often relevant to the demands of your country’s progress (for example sustainable power, farming turn of events, fiasco risk the board, confidential area improvement, public area advancement).

    New Zealand Government AID Scholarships
    New Zealand Government AID Scholarships

    New Zealand Aid Scholarships Description:

    Institute Name: New Zealand Government (in different universities in New Zealand).
    Country to Study in: New Zealand.
    Courses Offered:  all subjects.
    Degree Level: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, and Postgraduate.
    Students Nationality: International Students, and Commonwealth Countries students.
    Scholarship Award: Fully Funded.
    Last Date/Dead Line: The deadline of the scholarship is 28 Feb/27 March (Annual).

    Universities in New Zealand Providing Scholarships:

    • The University of Auckland
    • Auckland University of Technology
    • Lincoln University New Zealand
    • Massey University
    • University of Otago
    • The University of Waikato
    • Victoria University of Wellington

    New Zealand Aid Scholarships Program Benefits:

    The scholarships provide:

    • 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.

    Available Subjects for New Zealand Aid Scholarships Program :

    The following subject is available to study under this scholarship program.

    Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees in preferred fields of study that are most relevant to the development needs of your country (i.e. renewable energy, agriculture development, disaster risk management, private sector development, public sector development).  Find out the preferred subjects for your country.

    Requirements Criteria for Scholarship:

    students from only mentioned following eligible countries are eligible to apply.

    Pacific Region:

    Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

    Asian Region: 

    Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam

    Africa Region:

    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 

    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 America Region:

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

    CommonWealth Countries: 

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

    Age Requirements

    To apply for a full New Zealand Scholarship, you 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 18th birthday 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 under 40 years of age are preferred for New Zealand Scholarships for university or tertiary students.

    Student Visa Requirements

    Student visa requirements and application form for New Zealand (external link)

    Academic 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 practices 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 the minimum entry requirements on their website before you apply for a New Zealand Scholarship.

    English Requirements

    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
    • an 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 studies. 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.

    *Refer to the detailed eligibility criteria at this link.

    How to Apply for Scholarship:

    The application procedure varies per your nationality and regions mentioned above (in races eligible heading). Please visit the Official Link for further information regarding the application procedure.

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