International students contribute a lot in the New Zealand’s economy by providing social, cultural and economic benefits to the country. Scholarships play a very important role for funding New Zealand.
By scholarships, students may not need to worry about part-time jobs. They can dedicate much more time on studies. The scholarships in New Zealand are generally sponsored by local government, other governments and philanthropists.
Gaining a scholarship is advantageous for the students to prepare their CV in future.
Apply for Scholarship Online
- The preferred institution may require verified copies of some documents.
- If accepted, Offer of Place is sent to the students.
- MFAT checks the Offer of Place. Further, a Scholarship Letter of Offer is sent to the students offering them scholarships in New Zealand.
- Students need to accept the offer within 30 days.
- If the application is running offline, the students need to scan and send the signed scholarship offer.
Apply on New Zealand Scholarship Program from the official website of the country.
- Certified birth certificate
- Certified copy of personal pages in passport
- Passport size photographs
- Certified transcripts of the school
- Certified academic record for tertiary education
- Certified copy of graduation
- Current job profile’s description
- A current CV
- Proof of English proficiency test
Fact: Every year around 11,000 students apply for scholarship in New Zealand against 560 seats.
- Screening Applicants– Guidelines must be met. This process takes place in March-April.
- Feedback- The student is told about the application update.
- Detailed Screening – Shortlist candidate during April – May.
- Feedback – Whether the application is selected or rejected.
- Psychological Tests – Students have to take 2 psychometric tests – abstract reasoning test and personality test. The result of these tests must reach within 2 weeks after sending the e-mail.
- Feedback – Whether the student is interested for the interview stage or not.
- Interview – Students are screened through online or offline methods during the month of May – July. During interview Ph.D. students must provide a proof of having a supervisor or close to have one.
- Feedback – Whether the student wants to continue for next stage or not.
- English Language Proficiency Test – All students must have their test results during June – August.
- Feedback – Whether the applicant is selected or not.
Who do they select?
The students must be good in character and abilities. They must have:
- Strong academic record
- Commitment towards social and economic development of their country
- 39 years or younger
- Choose courses aligning with the recommended subjects
- Developing positive relations with New Zealand
When do they decline?
- Demonstration of attributes is not clear
- Education or job history is not satisfactory
- Depends upon way the courses are selected
- Depends upon the way the students select the subjects with high motivation for upliftment of their country
Benefits of Scholarship
Scholars receive: –
- University Tuition fee
- Living allowance
- Medical and Travel insurance
- Establishment allowance
- Travel to and from the home country which starts the journey from home country at the start of scholarship and ends it at the time of end of the scholarship
- Travel home during the scholarship period
- Through scholarships in New Zealand, students get financial help in completion of their research and thesis for PG