New Zealand Scholarship

New Zealand Government Scholarship for Masters, Bachelors and PhD Students

New Zealand Government development Scholarship has been announced for all international students interested in studying any bachelor or a master degree program or Ph.D. research degree in any New Zealand based university this year.

New Zealand Government is Offering Full Scholarships for all courses including science and engineering, medical, arts and management. It is one of the best scholarships for the students who cannot bear their expenses for higher studies in foreign countries. Bachelors. Master’s and Ph.D. students who are willing to peruse their Research in New Zealand for the upcoming year 2017-2018.

Countries Eligible For New Zealand Government Development scholarship are Asian regions. Latin America. The Middle East, African Commonwealth countries, Africa-non-common wealth countries Except For China, Mongolia and Nepal.

New Zealand Government Development Scholarship Benefits

New Zealand Government development Scholarship winners will be given a waiver of full tuition fees, registration fee, Medical and Travel Expenses. all the expenses of Laboratory, Stationary and Dormitory and Research expenses will be bear by New Zealand government for the Postgraduate students and undergraduate students.

Eligibility to apply for New Zealand Government Scholarship

Applicants Applying for the New Zealand fellowship must meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • Candidates must be above the age of 18 years at the time of applying for this Grant
  • Candidates must be in their home countries at the time of applying for this scholarship
  • Candidate must not be a citizen of New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.
  • Candidates applying for New Zealand Government scholarship must have two years’ work experience that may be Part time, Full time, paid or Volunteering. But it is not For the Citizens of Pacific who are applying for a pre-service scholarship -Not be serving military personnel.
  • Candidates should fulfill the immigration requirements including (police character certificate, Medical certificate, and Character certificate).
  • Candidates Should have received an offer or acceptance from host universities in New Zealand.
  • Must not be involved in crimes previously in the host country.
  • Should choose a field that will help the candidates country after their return to their home country.
  • The candidate should have a commitment to his/her own country to serve for at least two years after full filling their degree in New Zealand.

List of Eligible countries for New Zealand Grants

Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, (Pakistan: Common Wealth New Zealand Scholarship, Method Below).Seychelles, Sierra Leone, African Commonwealth countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Africa. , Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Caribbean. Commonwealth countries .Non-Commonwealth countries: Algeria, Angola, Dijbouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal,: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominca, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Caribbean. Non-Commonwealth countries: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Suriname. Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Asia: Mongolia, Nepal, Timor-Leste. Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Euador, El Salvador

New Zealand Government Fellowships deadline and Categories:

Four major Types of New Zealand Scholarships are available to apply for:

  • Pacific New Zealand fellowships
  • ASEAN New Zealand Scholar Award Program
  • Development Scholarships by New Zealand Government
  • New Zealand Common Wealth Scholars Program(Pakistani’s and many other countries can apply, Scroll down for procedure)
  • Short courses New Zealand Government Sponsored grants

How To Apply for New Zealand Common Wealth Scholarship Scheme?

International students interested to apply for New Zealand Common Wealth Scholarship from countries such as Belize, Pakistan, Dominica, Botswana, Grenada, Cameroon, Guyana, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, St Lucia, St Vincent, Lesotho, the Grenadines, India, Cook Islands, Malaysia, Kiribati, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Nauru, Niue, , Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomon Islands must read this post.

Qualifications for Common Wealth Scholarship offered by New Zealand government offers master programs for up to 2 years and a doctoral degree for up to 3.5 years. Application Procedure for New Zealand Commonwealth scholarship is to submit your applications directly to nominating agencies in your country that maybe the New Zealand embassy in your home country or Ministry of education of your country.

  • Step A: You are required by commonwealth scholarship Council New Zealand to first find a professor in any New Zealand university who can supervise your studies and send you an acceptance letter by mail that you must pin it with the set of admission documents.
  • Step B: Download a Scholarship Application form for New Zealand Common Wealth Scholarship here
  • Step C: Complete scholarship application form and pin all your educational documents and all other documents required by your desired university in New Zealand
  • Step D: Parcel the set of application documents to the nominating agency for New Zealand Common Wealth scholarship in your own country. Documents which if you sent to New Zealand scholarship council will not be accepted!
  • Step E: Deadline for New Zealand Common Wealth Scholarship Program is 30th March

Degree Requirements for New Zealand Government Scholarship

  • Candidates who are applying for bachelors degree should have high school certificate.
  • Candidates who are applying for Master’s degree programs should provide bachelors certificate.
  • Candidates who are interested in Ph.D. degrees should have Master’s degree certificate at the time applying for the scholarship.

The last date for New Zealand Government development scholarship is 15th March and deadline of CommonWealth New Zealand Scholarship is 30th March
Here is the official notice for New Zealand Government Scholarship aids.
Online application link for New Zealand Scholarship aids can be seen here.


Zahira Bano

I started this scholarship sharing platform in order to facilitate young talented students to help them so they can apply for countless number of opportunities in all niches globally.


  1. Hello Zahira
    Jordan is not listed among eligible countries for New Zealand scholarship program. Do you know any other scholarship programs where Jordan is one of the targeted countries?

        1. They have not yet disclosed this information, it normally depends upon your supervisor. So, please consult taregeted university to ask this query.

  2. Salam Zahira! Im a bit confused. Are the Pakistani students eligible to apply for undergraduate scholarship? And what about 2 years work experience? Would you please explain?

  3. In this form, Pakistan is listed amongst Commonwealth countries and also in the eligibility criteria, there is a point that we should first find a professor who would be willing to supervise our studies. I didn’t get this point clearly. Can you kindly elaborate.

    Thank you

    1. You are required to apply for Common wealth scholarship only. And you have to send emails to professors in New Zealand universities to ask them if they can supervise your studies or not. If they have vacancy available in their lab for an international student then they will issue an acceptance letter.

    1. Yes Pakistani nationals are eligible to apply for Common wealth scholarship provided by New Zealand government.

    1. Please follow the process for New Zealand Government Scholarship as explained in article above to process your application 🙂

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