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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  • Students
  • Tertiary Education Organisations
  • School staff

Tertiary students and future students may be eligible to apply for some of these scholarships.

General information


Other government agencies

  • 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.


Pacific People

Teaching and special education

Overseas study and international students

  • 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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