New Zealand government, institutions, corporations, and universities provide monetary assistance to eligible students to make study abroad in New Zealand little easier. These scholarships can be merit-based, need-based, student specific or course specific and the scholarship amount does vary depending on the course and profile of the student. New Zealand Scholarships are meant to form a cadre of well-educated and highly proficient people who can contribute to better development outcomes and help generate sustainable growth in developing countries. To identify innovators and potential leaders, and provide them with opportunities to develop their skills and networks so they can contribute to their home country.

New Zealand Scholarships build a lifetime connection between scholars and New Zealand. Scholarships also help to build strong and enduring links between New Zealand and partner countries.The scholarships amount does vary and students are advised to check the universities they are applying for latest updates.


Major intakes

Minor intakes

February and July

April, September and November

Depending on the funding organisation, there are several types of scholarships for International students to take benefit from.Some of the New Zealand scholarships for Indian students are:


Government scholarships include following financial support:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Living allowance (stipend) for basic living expenses–NZ$480 per week.
  • Establishment allowance for accommodation and other study expenses–NZ$3000.
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Travel allowance, to and fro air fare at the start of the scholarship and at the end of the scholarship.
  • Assistance with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate research students
  • New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)
    Course: PhD
    Scholarship amount: University tuition fees plus annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax-free) per annum, along with health insurance coverage up to NZ$600 per annum.
  • New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships for
    o Master’s Degree (1 – 2 years)
    o PhD (up to 3.5 years)
  • New Zealand International Undergraduate Fees Scholarship (NZIUFS)
  • Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship
  • New Zealand Development Scholarships

International Organisations:

  • BayerBoost Environmental Scholarship Scheme
  • R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Bickerton- Widdowson Trust Memorial Scholarship
  • LEARN Scholarships


  • The University of Canterbury’s College of Engineering Scholarship
  • Victoria Master’s Scholarship
  • University of Canterbury Dean’s Award
  • Lincoln University Academic Scholarships



  • Victoria Doctoral Scholarships
    Scholarship amount: $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees
  • Victoria Master’s (by thesis) Scholarship
    Scholarship amount: $15,000 plus domestic tuition fees
  • Victoria Doctoral Submission Scholarship
    Scholarship amount:$2000 per month for up to three months


  • Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship
    Course: Any undergraduate programme.
    Scholarship amount is up to $10,000 per annum
  • Victoria Masters Scholarships
    Courses: Research-focused Master’s degree.
    Scholarship amount: $15,000 stipend + domestic fees.
  • University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship
    Courses: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught)
    Scholarship amount: $5,000 stipend.
  • University of Waikato International scholarships
    Courses: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught)
    Scholarship amount: NZ$5,000 applied to tuition fees.


  • University of Otago International Research Masters Scholarships
    Course: Post graduation.
    Scholarship amount NZ$13,000 stipend per annum + tuition fees waiver
  • Bamforth Postgraduate Scholarship
    Courses: Postgraduate.
    Scholarship amount: $13,000 per year + tuition fee waiver.
  • Daniel Taylor Senior Scholarship in Philosophy
    Courses: Philosophy Master’s thesis students
    Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education
    Courses: Master’s thesis student.
    Scholarship amount: $13,000 plus tuition fee
  • DuffusLubecki Scholarship in Applied Science
    Courses: Postgraduate study in Applied Science.
    Scholarship amount: $13,000
  • John Edmond Postgraduate Scholarship for Industrial Research in Chemistry
    Courses: Master’s students studying Chemistry.
    Scholarship amount: $13,000
  • Waddell Smith Postgraduate Scholarship in Education
    Courses: Postgraduate study in Education.
    Scholarship amount: $2,000


  • Massey University High Achiever scholarships
    Course: for full-time undergraduate study.
    Scholarship amount :$3,000 per annum


  • UC International First Year Scholarships
    Course: Undergraduate degree programme.
    Scholarship amount :The scholarship values of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000


  • University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships
    Scholarship amount: $6,000 to $20,000 for three years.
  • University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships
    Courses: Doctoral.
    Scholarship amount: $27,300 p.a. (tax-free) + cost of your compulsory fees
  • Barry Spicer and Owen G Glenn PhD Scholarships
    Courses: PhD
    Scholarship amount: Up to $30,000
  • William Chick Doctoral Scholarship in Architecture
    Courses: PhD
    Scholarship amount: $22,000
  • The Murray Wren Doctoral Scholarship in Architecture
    Courses: PhD
    Scholarship amount: $27,000
  • Van-Thanh Nguyen Postgraduate Engineering Scholarship
    Courses: Postgraduate.
    Scholarship amount: $10,000
  • Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship
    Courses: PhD.
    Scholarship amount: $25,000