Majority of the New Zealand universities offer sufficient scholarships to the meritorious students. These scholarships are mostly merit based or need based. Here are a few university scholarships available for the international students:

University of Otago Undergraduate Scholarships

The University of Otago offers a range of scholarships in New Zealand for the international students. The students applying for these scholarships must not be enrolled in the university previously. The undergraduate programs in New Zealand require good academic scores and English language proficiency test scores like IELTS and TOEFL iBT.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for International Students

  • Eligibility: The student should be aspiring to study for a full-time UG or PG course.
  • Eligible Course:
    • Science
    • Busines
    • Humanities
    • Health Sciences
  • Application Deadline:
    • Semester 1 – 15 November, 2023
    • Semester 1 – April 30, 2024
  • Number of Scholarships: Variable
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Award Amount: 10,000 NZD (4.98 lakhs INR) for tuition fees

New Frontiers Scholarship

  • Eligibility: The students from New Zealand and other countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship
  • Application Deadline: March 4, 2024 for semester 1
  • Number of Scholarships: Variable
  • Duration: One-time payment
  • Award Amount: Between 2,000 to 4,000 NZD (99,760 to 1.99 lakhs INR) based on the scores of the applicant

Postgraduate Scholarships in New Zealand by University of Otago

For those planning to study postgraduate programs in New Zealand with scholarships, the candidates must have excellent performances in their undergraduate and prior courses.

Otago International Excellence Scholarships

  • Eligibility: The student needs to have the citizenship of outside New Zealand, the student should be admitted to a master’s degree (exept MBA), postgraduate diploma (PG Diploma in health) or honours degree course by staying in New Zealand or online
  • Eligibility Criteria: 
    • Business
    • Science
    • Humanities
  • Application Deadline: December for semester 1 and April for semester 2
  • Number of Scholarships: Variable
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Award Amount: 10,000 NZD (4,98 lakhs INR)

University of Otago International Master’s Research Scholarship

  • Eligibility: The student must not have a citizenship of New Zealand, the student must pursue a master’s study program, the student must be pursuing a thesis based master’s, the applicant should have excellent academic merit and potential for research
  • Application Deadline: Any point of time of the year
  • Number of Scholarships: 8
  • Duration: Maximum 1 year
  • Award Amount: Stipend of 17,172 NZD (8.56 lakhs INR) and tuition fee waiver for one year

Note: The aforementioned scholarships are only few of the wide variety of scholarships provided by the University of Otago.

University of Canterbury Scholarships in New Zealand

The University of Canterbury administers numerous undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for the needful and meritorious students. Here are some of the finest scholarships offered by the university:

Eamon Molloy Memorial Scholarship

The Eamon Molloy Memorial Scholarship is an undergraduate scholarship program offered by the University of Canterbury. The scholarship is offered to international students from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

  • Eligibility: The student must have a citizenship of any of the chosen Asian countries, the student must not be a citizen of New Zealand and must not have an Aotearoa New Zealand residence visa
  • Application Deadline: March 31
  • Number of Scholarships: Variable
  • Duration: One-time payment
  • Award Amount: Tuition fee of 10,000 NZD (4.98 lakhs INR)

Alison MacGibbon Fund

The Alison MacGibbon Fund is a need based scholarship program of the University of Canterbury. This is a unique program which offers the grant to all the eligible applicants.

  • Eligibility: International students who are unable to continue their studies in the university or are challenged physically or mentally are eligible for the grant
  • Application Deadline: March 31
  • Number of Scholarships: Same as number of eligible candidates
  • Duration: One time payment
  • Award Amount: 900 NZD (equivalent to 44,892 INR)