New Zealand Government Scholarship


New Zealand Government Scholarship 2020-2021 has been announced for all international students interested in studying any bachelor or a master’s 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 students who can not bear their expenses for higher studies in foreign countries.

Bachelors, Master’s and Ph.D. students who are willing to pursue their research in New Zealand for the upcoming year 2020-2021, 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 and Coverage:

New Zealand Government development Scholarship winners will be given a waiver of full tuition fees, registration fees, Medical and Travel Expenses.

All the expenses of the Laboratory, Stationary and Dormitory and Research expenses will be bear by the New Zealand government for the Postgraduate students and undergraduate students.

New Zealand Government Scholarship – Criteria:

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, the United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.
  • Candidates applying for the 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 fulfilling their degree in New Zealand.
  • Candidates of New Zealand Government Scholarship are required to submit a research proposal for doctoral programs, study plans for master’s degree programs, statements of purpose and motivation letter with the application. 

New Zealand Government Scholarship – List of Eligible Countries

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, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and the 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, Ecuador, El Salvador

New Zealand Government – Fellowships 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 the procedure)
  • Short courses New Zealand Government Sponsored grants

New Zealand Government Scholarship – Online Application Process

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 the 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 the New Zealand scholarship council will not be accepted!

  • Step E

Deadline for New Zealand Scholarship Program varies from region to region, check the deadline for New Zealand Government Scholarship in your region.

New Zealand Government Scholarship – Degree Requirements

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

Check the official notice for New Zealand Government Scholarship aids.
An Online application link for New Zealand Scholarship aids can be seen on the official website.

Check the deadline for New Zealand Government Scholarship and submit your application according to your region dates for New Zealand  Government as soon as possible !

93 thoughts on “New Zealand Government Scholarship”

  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?

  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

    • 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.

  4. can i apply for this scholarship with the english proficiency certificate from univerity i last attended ?? i dont have any other certificate

  5. Hello Zahira,
    I want to apply for the Ph.D and I will graduate in 2019. Currently, I am studying under Chinese government Scholarship. Is it possible to apply from China ? As, i am from Pakistan. I need to submit my documents to Pakistan nominating agency for New Zealand Common Wealth scholarship or China nominating agency for NZ CWS ? Please guide

  6. Slaam Zehra Bano,,,, I am Qanmber Ali native of D I Khan city of Pakistan.I have recently done my Inter and stood 11th in bise D I Khan.I do not know how to apply in any foreign university.May you share me any link or video of admission procedure

  7. Please let me know, how to find commonwealth agent in Pakistan, I am interested to apply in New Zealand Government Scholarship.

  8. Countries Eligible For New Zealand Government Development scholarship are Asian regions,… It said like that but I didn’t see Myanmar in the list of eligible countries for New Zealand Grants. Isn’t New Zealand Government Development scholarship same to New Zealand Grants? In my view, I thought both are the same.

  9. Hello Zahira! I am from Turkmenistan? Can apply the Turkmen students in master programms for scholarship? thank u )))

  10. Dear it is countless chance getting scholarship in your country but I could not find any professor in your country and I have no particular addresses of some proffiecent professors to proceed the next step. can you suggest me as hintthe way how can I get ?

  11. Dear teacher I passed bs hons in physics in 2018 in Pakistan can I apply for new Zealand Commonwealth scholarship please guide me the procedure.

  12. Hi what if I don’t have any work experience and fresh from school, will I not be eligible for the New Zealand scholarship 😕?

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

  13. Hi, i want to pursue my further studies in New Zealand, i have already done MBA in finance and supply chain disciplines but willing to take another master degree in English language and linguistics.
    Please advise do i eligible for any scholarship from government of New Zealand and any university?secondly can i do my third masters in English language ? Please guide

  14. Hello sir/madam
    this is shukrullah Noori
    pleas inform us . Afghani students are eligible or not eligible for this scholarship
    best regard
    shukrullah noori

  15. Dear/Sir/madam.I would like to introduced myself as positive and self motivated. I am graduated from social science and humanity in sociology degree I write this application from your country.I am Interest to allow to go master degree please contact me my email thanks for your country.

  16. I’M can i find my related field Universities for field is Civil Engineering
    can someone send me the list of universities which under these scholarship and must be related to my Field
    Evenly CSC,.. and other scholarships fully funded ( )
    I’ll very thankd..

  17. Unfortunately, I’m getting this information late.
    Exactly the kind of scholarship I have spent a lot of time searching for..
    How I wish I got to know this early enough

    I am a Papua New Guinea student, studying at one of the Universities here in PNG . I liked it here ,but there are so many problems arising consequently so I really like to apply for a Bachelor program at the University of New Zealand in 2020. Here is my email address if you want to reply any information to me,

    thank you and your response will be greatly appreciate.
    may God bless you..

  19. Is there any scholarship for Solomon Islands students in the field of Gender Studies and Education? Am so keen to know. Thanks


  20. I am a Papua New Guinean and wish to apply following the above criteria. But how can I approach a professor.

    • Hi,
      Candidates must not be a citizen of New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.


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