Scholarship Options in the New Zealand

Scholarship options

Universities and colleges in New Zealand provide a wide range of scholarships to the international students so that it will be easy for them to fund their studies. The students need to check the eligibility and criteria before applying for the scholarships.

The primary criteria for most of scholarship is a good academic score. Likewise, in scholarships factors like extracurricular activities and volunteering can also be used. As getting a scholarship is competitive so the procedure should started about 8-12 months before the intake begins.

There are two most popular government scholarships for international students they are:

  • New Zealand Development Scholarships: It is a government scholarship for international students to pursue postgraduate study in New Zealand. This program is funded by the New Zealand Aid Program and managed by New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
  • New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS): It is a scholarship program for international student who want to pursue PhD in New Zealand which is funded by the government. It includes university tuition fees, associated student levies, living pay (up to NZ$25,000 tax-free) and health insurance coverage up to NZ$ 600 annually for three years.

Similarly, all the universities and college also have their own set of scholarships which can be subject or destination specific.

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Why Choose New Zealand?

As New Zealand is a member of Lisbon Recognition Convention, its certificates and degrees are recognized in most countries.

Education System in the New Zealand

Education system in New Zealand is considered one of the best in the world and is immensely diverse.

New Zealand Student Visa

The visa any student will need depends on the types of study one wants to enroll in and how long they want to stay in New Zealand.

Employment opportunities in New Zealand

In comparison to other western countries New Zealand’s government encourages international students to find a job and settle in the country.

Cost of Studying in the New Zealand

The students should consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travelling along with the tuition fees.