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New Zealand Aid Program 2023

Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students to Study Abroad

Applications are invited for the New Zealand Aid Program 2023. for International Students | Apply Now! is open for International Students, Commonwealth Countries various regions. The scholarship allows Undergraduate, PhD, Bachelor, Masters, Postgraduate level program in the field of wide range of subjects, varies on the basis of nationality of student taught at University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Lincoln University New Zealand, Massey University, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington. The deadline of the scholarship is 28 Feb/27 March (Annual).

Discover the Opportunities and Beauty of New Zealand: Submit an application for the 2023 International Student Aid Program Today!

Are you a global student seeking a novel and stimulating study abroad opportunity? Looking for a unique aid programme for students from around the world in 2023? Look no further than New Zealand.

Students looking for adventure, education, and personal development will find New Zealand, which is nestled in the Pacific Ocean, to be the ideal travel destination because of its stunning landscapes, unique culture, and welcoming inhabitants. With the 2023 Aid Program for International Students, you can fully experience our wonderful nation while getting financial assistance to fulfil your academic aspirations.

New Zealand Aid Program

Degree Level:

International Student Aid in New Zealand 2023 | Apply Now! 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, is accessible to enroll in undergraduate, PhD, bachelor, masters, and postgraduate level program.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are 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.

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    Scholarship Benefits:

    The scholarships provides:

    • 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:

    students from only under 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 

    Carribean 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
    • Carribean:  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

    Eligibility Criteria:

    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 who are 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 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.

    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 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.

    *Refer to the detailed eligibility criteria at this link.

    Application Procedure:

    The application procedure varies as per your nationality and regions mentioned above (in nationalities eligible heading). 

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