Scholarships and financial help

Further education scholarships, awards and financial help from the Ministry of Education and from other providers.

General information


  • Universities New Zealand has information on scholarships for study in New Zealand's universities or overseas.
  • The Reserve Bank of New Zealand offers scholarships to students who are majoring in Economics, Finance or Banking at Honours, Masters or PhD level. There are also separate scholarships for second year Māori and Pasifika students to encourage study in these fields.



Teaching and special education

Overseas study and international students

  • New Zealand Educated provides scholarship information for both international and New Zealand students.
  • Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, are prestigious awards which enable overseas students to study in the United Kingdom. It offers young New Zealanders annual scholarships in three categories: journalism, politics and postgraduate study.
  • Fulbright Graduate Student Awards are provided to New Zealanders and Americans who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential to undertake postgraduate study in the other country.
  • The New Zealand Aid Programme provides support for citizens of some developing countries to undertake vocational training or tertiary level study in their home country, in New Zealand or in the Pacific region.

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