Scholarships and financial help
Learn about scholarships and the financial help that is available for a student who wants to study, or is studying, at a tertiary education organisation.
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Tertiary students and future students may be eligible to apply for some of these scholarships.
- General information
- Other government agencies
- Teaching and Special education
- Overseas study and for international students
- Careers New Zealand(external link) provides information and advice to help you make good decisions about work, study and training. It also provides advice about where to find scholarships(external link)
- StudySpy(external link) is a free course comparison tool and scholarship index.
- Universities New Zealand(external link) has information on scholarships for study in New Zealand's universities or overseas.
- The Reserve Bank of New Zealand(external link) 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.
- The Ministry for Primary Industries(external link) is offering Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships for Māori and/or female students enrolling in a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering.
- The Māori Education Trust(external link) provides financial assistance for Māori students undertaking tertiary study.
- The Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship(external link) is for Māori students studying in any field in any tertiary education institution. Preference is given to descendants of Māori World War One veterans.
- Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships are offered to enterprising, innovative and influential Māori who meet the criteria and possess characteristics that are identified as being consistent with those of the 28th Māori Battalion.
- Each year, TeachNZ offers a limited number of scholarships to encourage people to train as teachers in the areas where there is the greatest need. Details of these scholarships are available on the TeachNZ website(external link).
- The Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships help us ensure the ongoing availability of a workforce with the appropriate specialist skills, knowledge and qualifications to support children and young people with additional learning needs. There are study awards for teachers in early learning services and schools, as well as scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.
- New Zealand Education(external link) provides scholarship information for both international and New Zealand students.
- Chevening Scholarships(external link) are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council. They 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(external link) 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(external link) 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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