Scholarships in New Zealand

New Zealand International Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand. These scholarships reflect the Government's commitment to strengthening educational partnerships with other countries and regions.

Scholarships for International Students

NZIDRS (New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships)

Funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, the New NZIDRS, provides financial support for international students undertaking doctoral degrees by research in New Zealand universities. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan

Commonwealth Scholarships are available for candidates from developing countries to study in New Zealand at Masters or doctoral level. Approximately 10 new Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded each year by the New Zealand Government.

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959 and is reviewed by education ministers at their triennial meetings – the only scholarship scheme in the world to receive such high-level recognition.

As part of the programme New Zealand offers Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study.

Commonwealth Scholarships awardees can only study at these New Zealand universities:

Domestic Fees for PhDs

International PhD students who are accepted for enrolment at a New Zealand university pay the same fees as New Zealand domestic students.

New Zealand University Scholarships

These scholarships are available to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students enrolled in the universities in New Zealand. These scholarships are administered by NZVCC (New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee).