Manaaki New Zealand scholarship Programme

Manaaki New Zealand scholarship Programme

Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships are funded through the New Zealand Aid Programme and managed by Education New Zealand, in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships help build sustainable development in partner countries and a lifetime connection with New Zealand.

New Zealand offers scholarships to eligible citizens from developing countries to study abroad at a
New Zealand education institution or university or at a Pacific university.

These are full tertiary scholarships for eligible international students to study fulltime at a New Zealand education institution or a Pacific university.

Eligible countries

The scholarship application process differs depending on which country or region you are from.
Citizens from eligible African countries who want to study in New Zealand can apply for a Manaaki
New Zealand Scholarship can apply online.

When is the deadline to apply?
The tertiary Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships application portal usually open annually early February and close end February for all eligible countries and regions.

What are the qualifications and subjects I can study?

You may study at postgraduate level in New Zealand. Master’s level study is preferred. A maximum of 10% of scholarships awarded each year will be for PhD studies.
Sectors and subjects for eligible students from Africa:

  • Food Security and Agriculture
  • Renewable Energy
  • Good Governance

Financial support for scholars

With a full Manaaki New Zealand Scholarship, scholars studying in New Zealand receive:

  • full tuition fees.
  • living allowance (a stipend) of NZ$531 per week
  • medical insurance when you are in New Zealand.
  • travel insurance
  • help with research and thesis costs for many postgraduate students.
  • travel to and from your own country.

Application writing tips

  • Write in English: We do not accept applications in other languages.
  • Check your work: Make sure your answers make sense. Use correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Keep answers concise: Make sure each answer is within the maximum character limit specified on the form.
  • Don’t cheat or plagiarize: We will reject your application if there is evidence your work is not your own work or other people have helped you with your answers.
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